I'm in the Mood for Love: The Most Romantic Melodies of All Time

I'm in the Mood for Love: The Most Romantic Melodies of All Time

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by Kenny G
     
 

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Kenny G’s saxophones can find the inherent sweetness in any tune, so it stands to reason that a collection of unabashedly melodious songs brings out the best in the perennially popular instrumentalist. Wielding his customary soprano saxophone -- with occasional turns on his equally passionate tenor -- Kenny finds the G spot in established classics: old (“It Had to… See more details below

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Kenny G’s saxophones can find the inherent sweetness in any tune, so it stands to reason that a collection of unabashedly melodious songs brings out the best in the perennially popular instrumentalist. Wielding his customary soprano saxophone -- with occasional turns on his equally passionate tenor -- Kenny finds the G spot in established classics: old (“It Had to Be You,” “As Time Goes By”), new (James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful,” Alicia Keys’s “If I Ain’t Got You”), and in-between (“Yesterday” “The Way We Were,” “If”). Lyricism is to be expected -- if not demanded -- and the listener-friendly hornman doesn’t disappoint. There’s not much you can count on these days, but luxurious sounds from Kenny G are certainly among them.

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All Music Guide - Margaret Reges
There are bound to be those who will simply refuse to give Kenny G's 2006 release, I'm in the Mood for Love, half a chance, and it's a crying shame. Returning to a purely instrumental approach following At Last...The Duets Album (which featured a great cameo by Chaka Khan), I'm in the Mood for Love is admittedly a lot like Kenny G's other albums. Like At Last..., this is yet another album's worth of standards, ranging from torch songs to "Yesterday." And like every other album Kenny G has made, it's pop-oriented and ultra-smooth. But the overall feel of this release is a little brassier and a smidgen more big band than usual, and it adds up to some sparkling moments. The title track, "I'm in the Mood for Love," two-steps along with ease, warmth, and genuine emotion, and it's a real treat to hear Walter Afanasieff on piano. "The Way You Look Tonight" is refreshingly genteel, and there's something gratifying in hearing Kenny G belt out "Fly Me to the Moon." Naturally, there are a few underwhelming moments on the album. Kenny G's squealing improvisation on "Love Theme from 'Romeo and Juliet'" is a little over the top, and a few of the arrangements are forgettable, if not a tad silly (the chimes on "If," for example). But when a slinky-sweet number like "It Had to Be You" comes rolling around, you forget all about it.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2006
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0828768269022
catalogNumber:
82690
Rank:
2540

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny G   Primary Artist,Saxophone
Brian Bromberg   Bass
Peter Erskine   Drums
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Gregg Bissonette   Drums
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Jorge Calandrelli   Conductor
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Randy Waldman   Conductor
Walter Afanasieff   Piano,Hammond Organ
William Ross   Conductor
David R. Stone   Bass
Emerson Swinford   Guitar

Technical Credits

Nino Rota   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Kenny G   Producer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Josef Myrow   Composer
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Jorge Calandrelli   Orchestral Arrangements
Clive Davis   Producer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Humberto Gatica   Engineer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Steve Shepherd   Engineer
Randy Waldman   Horn Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
William Ross   Orchestral Arrangements
David Channing   Programming,Engineer,Digital Editing
Rolf Lovland   Composer
Amanda Ghost   Composer
Sacha Skarbek   Composer
Vlado Meller   Mastering
Alicia Keys   Composer
Glen Nakasako   Art Direction
James Blunt   Composer
Tawgs Salter   Programming,Digital Editing
Brendan Graham   Composer
Bart Howard   Composer

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