KENNY G — Breathless

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Album · 1992

Filed under Pop/Art Song/Folk
By KENNY G

Tracklist

1. The Joy of Life (4:22)
2. Forever in Love (5:01)
3. In the Rain (5:03)
4. Sentimental (6:38)
5. By the Time This Night Is Over (feat. Peabo Bryson) (4:48)
6. End of the Night (5:25)
7. Alone (5:28)
8. Morning (5:17)
9. Even If My Heart Would Break (feat. Aaron Neville) (5:01)
10. G-Bop (4:08)
11. Sister Rose (6:16)
12. A Year Ago (5:19)
13. Homeland (4:36)
14. The Wedding Song (3:21)

Total Time: 70:49

Line-up/Musicians

Backing Vocals [Background] – Lynn Davis (tracks: 5, 9, 11), Phillip Ingram (tracks: 5, 9, 11)
Guitar – Dean Parks (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 8, 12, 13)
Instruments [All Other] – Kenny G (tracks: 1 to 3, 6, 7, 12, 13)
Keyboards – Walter Afanasieff (tracks: 4, 5, 8 to 11)
Percussion – Paulinho Da Costa (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 8, 12, 13)
Saxophone [Soprano] – Kenny G (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14)
Saxophone [Tenor] – Kenny G (tracks: 6, 9, 12)
Synthesizer [Synth Bass] – Walter Afanasieff (tracks: 4, 5, 8, 9)

About this release

Arista – 07822-18646-2 (US)

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darkprinceofjazz
Wow! did you know that this album from 1992, has sold over 15 Million copies? as P.T. Barnum once said, "There is a sucker born every minute" But you have to give Kenny credit, he sure knew how to cash in on boring faceless fuzak. In fact Kenny has sold over 75 million records world wide, 75 Million!

I listened to the YouTube videos of this album, No way would I let Breathless sit next to any Miles Davis or John Coltrane Albums, that would be sacrilege indeed, Kenny isn't really a bad saxophonist though, there is some talent there, and his tone isn't that bad either to my ears, but the boring, syrupy new age beats, and tepid synthesizers are what do me in, this would be great music to sleep to, in fact I was drinking a double espresso while listening to it.

If you ever get a chance to hear Pat Metheny's thoughts on Kenny G, do your self a favor, and Google it, I enjoy Pat's rants on Kennny more than Kenny's music itself, though Pat does come off as a bit bitter, sort of reminds me of Wynton Marsalis and his criticism of the electric music of Miles Davis, Probably doesn't help Pat's ego, knowing that Breathless has probably sold more than every album Pat has ever made.

If you like back ground music, or music that's not to exciting, I say explore away, but For me, I can't even relax to this music, The whole time I am comparing it to challenging music I typically listen to, even as commercial music, Breathless fails, with not much of a blues base, even the slightest blues fire could have lifted this music up a notch to my ears, But Kenny sure is a rich guy, more power to him.

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