Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

by Kenny GKenny G
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Kenny G took a detour on 2008's Rhythm & Romance, crafting a full-fledged Latin dance album, but he returns to basics on its 2010 sequel, Heart & Soul, his first collection of new pop-oriented material since 2002's Paradise. Like that album, Heart & Soul is largely a collaboration with Kenny's longtime producer Walter Afanasieff, and that's not the only familiar name here, either: Babyface sits in for a song, just like he did on 1996's The Moment. There are plenty of familiar sounds and grooves peppered throughout Heart & Soul -- his soprano sax always stays in its sweet spot, the synthesized funk rhythms keep things tight while the glaze of electric pianos keep things smooth, the melodies of the songs threaten to turn into covers but never go all the way -- but familiarity is the point of this album. It's not meant to challenge, it's meant to soothe, and it performs that task admirably.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2010
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0888072320482
catalogNumber: 32048
Rank: 6664

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny G   Primary Artist,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jorge Calandrelli   Conductor
John Raymond   Guitar
Walter Afanasieff   Keyboards,Hammond B3
Babyface   Bass,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Robin Thicke   Vocals
Adrian Bradford   Keyboards
Julian Bradford   Bass
Max G.   Guitar (Nylon String)

Technical Credits

Kenny G   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Saxophone Arrangement
Jorge Calandrelli   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Steve Churchyard   Engineer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Saxophone Arrangement,Rhythm Programming
Babyface   Composer,Producer,Rhythm Programming
Paul Boutin   Engineer
David Channing   Engineer
Mark Adelman   Management
Joe Wohlmuth   Pro-Tools
Robin Thicke   Composer
Tyler Gordon   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Larissa Collins   Art Direction
Adrian Bradford   Composer,Programming,Engineer,Additional Production

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