G Force

G Force

by Kenny G

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Overview

Kenny G's work can be divided into three main categories: first, his improvisatory fusion efforts as a Jeff Lorber sideman in the late '70s; second, his R&B-oriented albums of 1982-1985; and third, the elevator Muzak he has specialized in since 1986. Falling into the second category, G Force is a fairly decent urban contemporary release that clearly benefits from the input of Kashif (who serves as executive producer). Kashif was hot at the time, and the R&B singer/producer/songwriter had been burning up the charts with hits by Evelyn "Champagne" King, George Benson, Howard Johnson and himself. Kashif's stamp is all over this sleek album; you can hear it on both the tunes with R&B vocals ("Hi, How Ya Doin'" and "Do Me Right") and groove-oriented instrumentals like "I've Been Missin' You" and "I Wanna Be Yours." G Force, Kenny G's second album, is a long way from the adventurous fusion Kenny G had recorded with Lorber, and the sax solos he was taking in 1983 were hardly breathtaking. But thanks to Kashif's participation, G Force is an enjoyable, R&B-oriented date and is probably the best album he did as a leader (which isn't saying a lot, considering how boring most of his subsequent projects would be).

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Arista
UPC: 0078221819220
catalogNumber: 8192

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny G   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Flute,Percussion,Saxophone,Lyricon
Freddie Jackson   Background Vocals
Kashif   Synthesizer,Bass,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Synclavier
La   Background Vocals
Omar Hakim   Drums
Jeff Lorber   Keyboards
Marlon McClain   Guitar
Lillo Thomas   Background Vocals
B.J. Nelson   Background Vocals
Angie   Background Vocals
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Wayne Brathwaite   Synthesizer,Bass,Percussion
Barry J. Eastmond   Keyboards
Darroll Gustamachio   Background Vocals
Steven Wayne Horton   Background Vocals
Yogi Horton   Guitar,Drums
Jan   Background Vocals
Barry Sonjohn Johnson   Vocals
Steve Kroon   Percussion
Yolanda Lee   Background Vocals
Leslie Ming   Drums
Peter Scherer   Synclavier
Ira Siegel   Guitar
Steve Horton   Guitar,Background Vocals
Paul Lawrence Jones   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Kashif   Arranger,Executive Producer
Kenny G   Arranger,Lyricist,Producer
Carl Beatty   Engineer
Wayne Brathwaite   Arranger,Producer
Michael Brauer   Engineer
Bill-Dog Dooley   Engineer
Darroll Gustamachio   Engineer
Steven Wayne Horton   Arranger
Steve Horton   Arranger
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Donn Davenport   Art Direction
Jon Marshall Smith   Engineer
Brian McGee   Engineer

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