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NEWS 25 May 2010

KENNY G PUTS HEART AND SOUL IN NEW ALBUM DUE JUNE 29TH!! Saxophonist’s 13th Studio Album Features Guest Vocalists Robin Thicke and Babyface

Los Angeles, CA (May 25th, 2010)- Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-winning recording artist Kenny G, will release his 13th studio album entitled Heart and Soul June 29, 2010 on Concord Records. Kenny and renowned studio master Walter Afanasieff (Christina Aguilera Michael Bolton Mariah Carey, Céline Dion, Whitney Houston, Mika, Barbra Streisand) produced and arranged the album, the follow-up to 2008's Latin jazz collection Rhythm and Romance. Heart and Soul, returns Kenny to his R&B roots including tracks with guest artists Robin Thicke and Babyface.

Fans will recognize Kenny signature style on the sensual "Fall Again," featuring R&B crooner Robin Thicke, the album's first single. Commenting on the collaboration with Thicke whom he's known since Robin was a teenager, Kenny said, "His voice is so emotional and soulful, the combination of his voice and my saxophone really hits the perfect tones for my new album."

Track listing is as follows:

1. Heart And Soul

2. Déjà Vu

3. Fall Again - featuring Robin Thicke

4. Letters From Home

5. The Promise

6. No Place Like Home - featuring Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds

7. My Devotion

8. G-Walkin'

9. Sunrise

10. One Breath

11. Encore

12. After Hours

Bonus Tracks

13. Slow Motion

14. Renaissance


Having sold an astonishing 75 million+ copies worldwide in his unparalleled career, Kenny G is easily the world's most renowned instrumentalist. After years of playing professionally with groups like Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra and Jeff Lorber Fusion, Kenny signed with Arista Records in 1982. His big moment came in 1988 on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. A producer insisted that the artist should perform a track accompanied by a vocalist. Kenny felt it was important in this moment to establish himself with an instrumental. The debate continued up until minutes before show time when Kenny launched into "Songbird," the landmark recording from his fourth album, Duotones and a star was born. From there Kenny went on to become a multi-platinum sensation soon collaborating with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole and Frank Sinatra. His next studio albums, Silhouette and Breathless were enormously successful. Miracles was Kenny' first album to hit number #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and became the best selling holiday album of all-time. 2004's all-star album entitled At Last...The Duets Album featured performances by Barbara Streisand, Burt Bacharach, and LeAnn Rimes. 2006's I'm in the Mood for Love: The Most Romantic Melodies of All Time, the saxophonist's unique take on some of the greatest love songs ever written including standards such as Dorothy Fields' "The Way You Look Tonight," right up through modern hits such as Alicia Keys' "I Ain't Got You," and James Blunt's "You're Beautiful." An avid aviator and golfer, Kenny G resides in California.


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