is a resting place
then to go on!!
just for a few more
you really are
You gotta give something
for something in
WE ALL NATIONS was conceived by the keyboardist/composer, filmmaker, storyteller, performer, editor, archivist and former member of the legendary rock group Redbone, Garrett Saracho. He is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles with a BA in Theater Arts, and a recipient of the prestigious Frank Sinatra Music Award Scholarship. While at UCLA Garrett studied under such notable composers as George Trembly, Lalo Schiffrin, David Raskin, Willie Ruff, & Walter Bishop Jr. He is also a notable recording artist, best known for the elusive jazz LP "En Medio", released on Impulse! Records. Garrett has shared the stage with notable artists such as Tony Bellamy, Pat & Lolly Vegas, Pete DePoe and Joe Gonzalez(Redbone), Airto Moriera, Herbie Baker Jr., Roberto Miranda, Rahsaan “Roland” Kirk, Azteca, Bebe Dickerson(WAR), Malo, El Chicano, Tito Puente, Tommy Trujillo(Mandrill), Jose Feliciano, and Vickie Carr.
Garrett is a fourth generation Los Angeleno of San Carlos Apache and Mexican descent. Among countless influences, he counts Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, Dizzy Gillespie, Wes Montgomery, Quincy Jones, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington.
Garrett's recorded output spans genres, labels, and decades. For Impulse, there is the aforementioned “En Medio,” as well as an appearance on the “Impulsively" compilation. His most recent albums, "A World Apart" and“Dare To Dream”, blend contemporary R&B, Jazz and Pop.
Garrett’s music has been favorably reviewed in Downbeat magazine, as well as the Los Angeles Times' Leonard Feather, and praised by scholars such as UCLA Professor Steve Loza in his book "Barrio Rhythm: Mexican American Music in Los Angeles"(Illinois Press), and Antioch University professor Steven L. Isoardi in "The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles".
Garrett’s music delivers the gift of healing and empowering the Indian Nations with songs of praise and inspires the listener with sounds of traditional elements and spiritual prayers of guidance, uniting the spirit with sincerity and deep passion, of their love of music, film and dance, setting a constant fervor thru the inner mounting flame deep in our souls!