|Personnel: Kenny G (saxophone); Daryl Hall, LeAnn Rimes, Richard Marx, Yolanda Adams, Gladys Knight, Barbra Streisand, Brian McKnight, Chaka Khan (vocals); Mike Landau (electric guitar); David Sanborn (saxophone); Arturo Sandoval (trumpet); Walter Afanasieff (piano, programming); David Benoit, Burt Bacharach (piano); Greg Phillinganes (Fender Rhodes piano); Nathan East (bass instrument); Abe Laboriel, Jr. , Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Emanuel Kiriakou (programming); Dorian Holley, Tracy Nelson, Barbara Wilson, Conesha Monet, Namiah Wilson, Mabvuto Carpenter (background vocals); Earth, Wind & Fire.
|AT LAST...THE DUETS ALBUM is something of a departure in terms of what one might expect from a Kenny G album. The mellow saxophonist came to fame as a purveyor of soothing instrumental jazz/pop, but AT LAST marks his collaboration with a bevy of superstar vocalists. The singers that join the man formerly known as Gorelick come from all musical walks; Brian McKnight adds his contemporary R&B touch to the 1980s Wham! hit "Careless Whisper," country/pop siren LeAnn Rimes kicks the album off with "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You," and, over the course of the record, everyone from Earth, Wind & Fire to Barbra Streisand turns up. There are a couple of instrumental duets here as well, though, featuring such esteemed musicians as Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and pop legend Burt Bacharach, making DUETS a well-rounded endeavor.