Breathless CD (1992)

Artist: Kenny G

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Label Bmg/arista
SKU 60133880
UPC 078221864626
UPC 14 00078221864626
Format CD
Release Date 11/17/1992
Author Kenny G
Associated Artist/Work Bruce Benson
Associated Artist/Work Howard, James Newton
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Sinatra, Frank
Artist Influence Barry White
Artist Influence Bob James
Artist Influence Chuck Mangione
Artist Influence David Sanborn
Artist Influence Don Grusin
Artist Influence George Benson (Guitar)
Artist Influence George Duke
Artist Influence Grover Washington, Jr.
Artist Influence Jeff Lorber
Artist Influence Kashif
Artist Influence Lee Ritenour (Jazz)
Artist Influence Narada Michael Walden
Artist Influence Randy Brecker
Artist Influence Stan Getz (Sax)
Artist Influence Tom Scott
Artist Contemporary Amadee Castenell, Jr.
Artist Contemporary Bob James
Artist Contemporary Bobby McFerrin
Artist Contemporary Boney James
Artist Contemporary Celine Dion
Artist Contemporary Dave Koz
Artist Contemporary David Foster
Artist Contemporary David Sanborn
Artist Contemporary Dean James
Artist Contemporary Everette Harp
Artist Contemporary George Howard (Sax)
Artist Contemporary George Winston
Artist Contemporary Gerald Albright
Artist Contemporary Grover Washington, Jr.
Artist Contemporary Jeff Lorber
Artist Contemporary Jim Horn
Artist Contemporary John Klemmer
Artist Contemporary John Tesh
Artist Contemporary Liz Story
Artist Contemporary Michael Bolton
Artist Contemporary Michael Hedges
Artist Contemporary Najee
Artist Contemporary Nelson Rangell
Artist Contemporary Paul Winter (Sax)
Artist Contemporary Sam Riney
Artist Contemporary Spyro Gyra
Artist Contemporary Tom Scott
Artist Contemporary Whitney Houston
Artist Contemporary Yanni
Artist Contemporary Yellowjackets
Artist Follower Candy Dulfer
Artist Follower Chris Botti
Artist Follower Eric Marienthal
Artist Follower Tuck & Patti
Technical Info
CatalogID 07822186462
Lable Name Arista
Released 10/27/1992
Original Release 1992
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 69m : 57s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00078221864626
Musical Guests
Peabo Bryson
Aaron Neville
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Kenny G. (soprano saxophone, various instruments, drum programming); Peabo Bryson, Aaron Neville (vocals); Dean Parks, Michael Thompson (guitar); Walter Afanasieff (various instruments, keyboards, synthesizer bass, programming); Dan Shea (keyboards, synthesizer bass, programming); Vail Johnson (bass); John Robinson (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Ren Klyce, Gary Cirimelli (programming); Phillip Ingram, Fred White, Lynn Davis, Rose Stone, Jim Glistrap, Vann Johnson, Portia Griffin, Pat Hawk, Jean McLean (background vocals).
Producers: Kenny G, Walter Afanasieff, David Foster, Dan Shea.
Engineers include: Kevin Becka, Dana Jon Chappelle, Humberto Gatica.
Recorded at Studio G, Seattle, Washington; The Plant Studio, Sausalito, California; Village Recorders, Los Angeles, California.
"Forever In Love" won the award for Instrumental Composition in the 36th Annual Grammy Awards. "Sentimental" was nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in the 37th Annual Grammy Awards.
Personnel: Kenny G (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, drum programming); Aaron Neville, Peabo Bryson (vocals); Dean Parks, Michael Thompson (guitar); Walter Afanasieff (keyboards, synthesizer, bass synthesizer, drums); Dan Shea (keyboards, programming); Vail Johnson (bass guitar); John "J.R." Robinson (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Ren Klyce (programming, sampler); Gary Cirimelli (programming); Fred White , Pat Hawk, Jim Gilstrap, Alex Brown, Lynn Davis , Phillip Ingram, Portia Griffin, Rose Stone, Vann Johnson (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Mick Guzauski.
Recording information: Devonshrie Stu (1992); Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (1992); Plant Studio, Sausalito, CA (1992); Studio G, Seattle, WA (1992).
Photographer: Matthew Rolston.
Arranger: Walter Afanasieff.
Kenny G is the quintessence of easy listening. His listener-friendly soprano sax is accessible to all--no hot jazz riffs, no wailing emotions, just easy-to-take, new age pop music.
From the warm notes of the opening "The Joy Of Life" you know you are in a tranquil, meditative territory. Whether he is "Forever In Love" or walking "In The Rain," whether he is feeling "Sentimental" or all "Alone," this album is all about feelings. Kenny is an accomplished enough player to express those feelings through his distinctive, clear tones. The calm palette of his sound is made up of blissful blues and gentle greens, nothing brighter, nothing deeper; and it succeeds as such. Kenny's sax is up-front, with the subdued background instrumentation equally serene; this composer/arranger knows how to showcase his music. He never takes the focus off his saxophone, although he does share a duet with vocalist Peabo Bryson, on the slickly soulful "By The Time The Night Is Over."
Pretend you're floating on a lake, lying on a beach, or swinging on a star; this is music that will transport you to that relaxing place. Sit back, relax, listen, and forget your worries. It is the reason for BREATHLESS' existence.
Artist Overview
Saxophonist Kenny G first gained attention as Kenny Gorelick, a member of second-tier jazz-fusion group the Jeff Lorber Fusion. After going solo, he developed a hyper-slick, instrumental pop sound that featured simple melodies played over gentle beds of jazzy mood music. With the help of clever promotion and marketing from Clive Davis's Arista Records, Kenny G's albums sold millions, and the saxophonist became one of the world's most famous modern instrumentalists. His success caused a great deal of debate in the jazz community, as his sound owed as much to Muzak and easy listening as it did to "serious" jazz.
Disc 1
1 Joy Of Life, The
2 Forever In Love
3 In The Rain
4 Sentimental
5 By The Time This Night Is Over - (with Peabo Bryson)
6 End Of The Night
7 Alone
8 Morning
9 Even If My Heart Would Break - (with Aaron Neville)
10 G-Bop
11 Sister Rose
12 Year Ago, A
13 Homeland
14 Wedding Song, The

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