Kenny G: Duotones 1985-1986
Kenneth Bruce Gorelick (born June 5, 1956) is an American smooth jazz saxophonist. His 1986 album Duotones brought him commercial success. Kenny G is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with global sales totaling more than 75 million records.
Duotones is the fourth studio album by American saxophonist Kenny G, released on September 29, 1986 by Arista Records. It features one of Kenny G’s best-known songs, “Songbird”, which reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100.
The album peaked at number one on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, number five on the Jazz Albums chart, number six on the Billboard 200 and number eight on the R&B Albums chart. The album was later certified 5× Platinum by the RIAA.
An alternate track listing of this album also exists. It includes a slightly altered track order. In addition, this version includes slightly longer versions of “Don’t Make Me Wait For Love” and “What Does it Take (To Win Your Love)” and adds an extra track: “And You Know That”. The track listing is as follows:
Video: Kenny G – Songbird (1986)
- All saxophones, all instruments (Track 9) – Kenny G
- Keyboards, synthesizers – Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G, Preston Glass, Roger Sause
- Synthesized bass – Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G, Randy Jackson, Cory Lerios
- Guitars – Alan Glass, John Raymond, Corrado Rustici
- Bass guitar – Randy Jackson, Joe Plass
- Drums – Gigi Gonaway, Kenny McDougald
- Percussion – Tony Gable, Gigi Gonaway
- Drum machine programming – Kenny G, Preston Glass, Cory Lerios
- Wind chimes (Track 1) – Preston Glass
- EWI Controller – Sal Gallina (Track 3), Kenny G (Track 9)
- Strings, violin and French horn (Track 3) – Sal Gallina
- Backing vocals – Kitty Beethoven, Gina Glass, Preston Glass, Yolanda Glass, Kenny G, Claytoven Richardson and Lenny Williams