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Kenny G: Best of the Best

Review Kenny G is the first artist featured in Best of the Best series. This includes all famous tracks of Kenny G, the best compilation for collection. The classic tracks include the Moment, My Heart Will Go On, Silhouette, Songbird, Forever in Love and more!
I'm In The Mood For Love ... The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time

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Playlist: The Very Best Of Kenny G

Review This collection includes tracks from the best selling Christmas album ever Miracles and Kenny's other two holiday recordings Faith and Wishes. Four new tracks, one with Mannheim Steamroller and a bonus cut of 'I'll Be Home For Christmas', a homecoming mix to include holiday greetings from soldiers fighting in Iraq. Arista. 2005.
Super Hits: Kenny G

Review Doing what every good merchandiser does when there's no new real product for the Christmas season, Kenny G repackages his best stuff with a few new tracks. The Greatest Holiday Classics boasts pieces from previous holiday records, Wishes (2002), Faith (1999) and Miracles (1997), with five new cuts for a total of 16. To be sure it's a generous offering from the one guy in popular music who just might be contemporary America's Jazzman. Whether playing his acclaimed alto sax or blowing tenor, Kenny's signature tone is nearly unmistakable from anyone else's, perhaps, for his easily accessible phrasing and the limited improvisation he's willing to put on record. His focus has always been on delivering the song, rather than the possibilities for innovation, exploration and enhanced creativity that more adventurous players readily welcome in the jazz setting with any tune. One of the new pieces, a big band treatment of "Jingle Bell Rock" joyfully swings under Randy Waldman's arrangement and fellow his horn men seem to push G on his solo, while the other new works "My Favorite Things" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas" are fairly predictable fare. Even "Jingle Bells" is reduced to a slow tempo, with KG's trademark moody, saccharine strings and piano in the mix. But then, this is exactly the kind of Christmas tea many want against the often-overwhelming din of the holiday rush. Martin Keller
The Classic Christmas Album

Review Soaring soprano sax from Bill Clinton's favorite sax player, and America's, too! The hit release that's been atop the charts the entire year.
Brazilian Nights [Deluxe Edition]

Review Like its predecessors, Kenny G's latest album, Breathless, is a collection of tuneful, easy-listening instrumentals baited with a couple of pop-soul vocal numbers. This album is built on Kenny G's most obvious strengths: his knack for writing hummable pop hooks and his ability to play those radio-friendly melodies in a breathy, fluid style that invites the listener to lie back and relax. When it comes to background music that's slightly catchier and peppier than most new age music, Kenny G is a master of his genre. The titles of Kenny G's instrumentals on are a good clue to his approach: "Sentimental," "The Joy of Life," "Forever in Love" and "The Wedding Song." Sentimental, in the sense of simplifying life to a set of comfortable feelings, is a good adjective for Kenny G's music, for even his wordless instrumentals push the listener's warm glow buttons while ignoring anything more complicated. The saxophonist himself programmed many of the drum, bass and keyboard parts on Breathless, contributing to the sense that everything's running on autopilot. --Jeffrey Himes
Kenny G -The Greatest Holiday Classics

Review Faith: A Holiday Album [Audio CD] Kenny G
Breathless

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Heart and Soul

Review The biggest selling instrumental musician of the modern era and one of the best-selling artists of all-time returns with Brazilian Nights, his all-new salute to Bossa Nova. This Deluxe Edition features 4 bonus live tracks!
Rhythm & Romance

Review Kenny G is the first artist featured in Best of the Best series. This includes all famous tracks of Kenny G, the best compilation for collection. The classic tracks include the Moment, My Heart Will Go On, Silhouette, Songbird, Forever in Love and more!
Miracles: The Holiday Album

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I'm In The Mood For Love ... The Most Romantic Melodies Of All Time

Review This collection includes tracks from the best selling Christmas album ever Miracles and Kenny's other two holiday recordings Faith and Wishes. Four new tracks, one with Mannheim Steamroller and a bonus cut of 'I'll Be Home For Christmas', a homecoming mix to include holiday greetings from soldiers fighting in Iraq. Arista. 2005.
Playlist: The Very Best Of Kenny G

Review Doing what every good merchandiser does when there's no new real product for the Christmas season, Kenny G repackages his best stuff with a few new tracks. The Greatest Holiday Classics boasts pieces from previous holiday records, Wishes (2002), Faith (1999) and Miracles (1997), with five new cuts for a total of 16. To be sure it's a generous offering from the one guy in popular music who just might be contemporary America's Jazzman. Whether playing his acclaimed alto sax or blowing tenor, Kenny's signature tone is nearly unmistakable from anyone else's, perhaps, for his easily accessible phrasing and the limited improvisation he's willing to put on record. His focus has always been on delivering the song, rather than the possibilities for innovation, exploration and enhanced creativity that more adventurous players readily welcome in the jazz setting with any tune. One of the new pieces, a big band treatment of "Jingle Bell Rock" joyfully swings under Randy Waldman's arrangement and fellow his horn men seem to push G on his solo, while the other new works "My Favorite Things" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas" are fairly predictable fare. Even "Jingle Bells" is reduced to a slow tempo, with KG's trademark moody, saccharine strings and piano in the mix. But then, this is exactly the kind of Christmas tea many want against the often-overwhelming din of the holiday rush. Martin Keller
Super Hits: Kenny G

Review Soaring soprano sax from Bill Clinton's favorite sax player, and America's, too! The hit release that's been atop the charts the entire year.
Kenny G: Best of the Best

Review Like its predecessors, Kenny G's latest album, Breathless, is a collection of tuneful, easy-listening instrumentals baited with a couple of pop-soul vocal numbers. This album is built on Kenny G's most obvious strengths: his knack for writing hummable pop hooks and his ability to play those radio-friendly melodies in a breathy, fluid style that invites the listener to lie back and relax. When it comes to background music that's slightly catchier and peppier than most new age music, Kenny G is a master of his genre. The titles of Kenny G's instrumentals on are a good clue to his approach: "Sentimental," "The Joy of Life," "Forever in Love" and "The Wedding Song." Sentimental, in the sense of simplifying life to a set of comfortable feelings, is a good adjective for Kenny G's music, for even his wordless instrumentals push the listener's warm glow buttons while ignoring anything more complicated. The saxophonist himself programmed many of the drum, bass and keyboard parts on Breathless, contributing to the sense that everything's running on autopilot. --Jeffrey Himes
Breathless

Review Faith: A Holiday Album [Audio CD] Kenny G
Rhythm & Romance

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Brazilian Nights [Deluxe Edition]

Review The biggest selling instrumental musician of the modern era and one of the best-selling artists of all-time returns with Brazilian Nights, his all-new salute to Bossa Nova. This Deluxe Edition features 4 bonus live tracks!

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