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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Kenny G.  (Saxophone)
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  Наименование CD :
   Paradise



Год издания : 2002

Компания звукозаписи : Arista, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Adult Contemporary, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Smooth Jazz

Время звучания : 52:34

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Saxophone - Smooth)      

The smooth jazz messiah and saxman critics love to hate but sells millions anyway returns with a few surprises. Most of the genre's big artists know Kenny G. has great chops, but skeptics will point to the few sappy ballads here and groan, "here we go again, more of the unchallenging stuff." Those folks should check out his one tenor tune, the rockin' blues jam "Midnight Magic," whose feisty energy is about as far from a slick, bland ballad as he can get. Everyone is challenged, from the saxman to producer Walter Afanasieff (who fires up on Hammond B-3) and guitarist Phil Upchurch. A pity there aren't more tunes like that here, but in general, the saxman is on a more rhythmic and exotic plane here, beginning with the jubilant tropicality of the opener, "Brazil" (featuring a full orchestra and Afanasieff's funky keys), and extending through the flamenco-tinged romance "Spanish Nights." "Seaside Jam" and tunes like the title track combine the classic Kenny G. sound with a healthy dose of this type of groove. He has had loads of success with soulful crossover vocals and hits the mark this time with the dreamy urban adult contemporary songs "One More Time" (with Chante Moore) and "All the Way" (with Brian McKnight). Overall, this is one of Kenny G.'s best, which will work concurrent miracles of selling yet more millions and giving his detractors a song or two they actually might enjoy.

All Music Guide


  Соисполнители :

Alex Al (Bass)
Brian McKnight (Vocals)
Chante Moore (Vocals)
Donnell Spencer (Drums)
Greg Phillinganes (Keyboards)
Jorge Calandrelli (Conductor)
Michael Landau (Guitar, Electric Guitar)
Phil Upchurch (Guitar)
Randy Waldman (Piano)


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   1 Brazil         0:04:38 G. / Jorge Calandrelli
   2 Paradise         0:04:16 G. / William Ross
   3 Malibu Dreams         0:05:08 -"-
   4 One More Time         0:04:13 G. / William Ross / Chantй Moore
   5 Spanish Nights         0:06:12 G. / William Ross
   6 Saeside Jam         0:04:53 -"-
   7 Ocean Breeze         0:04:40 -"-
   8 Falling In The Moonlight         0:05:16 -"-
   9 All The Way     T       0:04:18 G. / William Ross / Brian McKnight
   10 Midnight Magic         0:05:18 G. / William Ross
   11 Peace         0:03:44 G. / Jorge Calandrelli

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