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

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/2006
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 828768269022
  • Catalog Number: 82690
  • Sales rank: 24,114

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    KENNY G CONTINUES TO ASTOUND FOLKS

    Because of the ages of these tunes it is more remarkable of the this young man to be such a master at this kind of music. (our music) I am making the claim be- cause of my age. I am almost double his age. And before I go, I'd certainly like to see or hear him do two of my very favorite songs. I am possitive he will do his usually masterful job of TWELVETH OF NEVER and WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL . I don't remember who the writers are, but Johnny Mathis did a very good job on Twelveth Of Never and of course Perry Como came with on with his usual cool self on With All My Heart And Soul (I Love You). I am sure that if I am fortunate enough to hear those in my lifetime, I'll die happily ever after, although I'd love to see him live in concert before I go.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Grab a glass of wine and relax!

    If you're a Kenny g fan you won't be disappointed with this collection of old standards. Softly romantic and easy to listen to.

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    Posted February 16, 2009

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