G Force

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G Force
G Force Kenny G.jpg
Studio album by Kenny G
Released January 16, 1983
Recorded 1982-1983 at Celestial Sounds Studio, The Hit Factory and Secret Sounds Studios (New York City, NY).
Genre Smooth jazz
Length 38:29
Label Arista
Producer Kenny G
Wayne Brathwaite
Kashif
Kenny G chronology
Kenny G
(1982)Kenny G1982
G Force
(1983)
Gravity
(1985)Gravity1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

G Force is the second studio album by saxophonist Kenny G. It was released by Arista Records in 1983, and peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart, number 17 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and number 62 on the Billboard 200 chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hi, How Ya Doin'?" (with Barry Johnson) (Steve Horton) - 5:37
  2. "I've Been Missin' You" (Kashif, Kenny G) - 4:13
  3. "Tribeca" (Kashif, Kenny G) - 4:36
  4. "G Force" (Jeff Lorber) - 4:54
  5. "Do Me Right" (with Barry Johnson) (Barry J. Eastmond) - 4:42
  6. "I Wanna Be Yours" (Barry J. Eastmond) - 4:29
  7. "Sunset At Noon" (Kashif) - 5:13
  8. "Help Yourself To My Love" (Kashif, Paul Lawrence Jones III) - 4:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Kenny G: saxophone, flute, synthesizer programming, arrangements (1-6), synthesizer (1, 2, 3, 5), lyricon solo (5), percussion (6)
  • Wayne Brathwaite: bass (1-7), arrangements (1, 3, 5, 6), synthesizer (3, 5, 6), percussion (6)
  • Barry J. Eastman: keyboards (1, 3, 5, 6)
  • Omar Hakim: drums (1, 2, 4, 6)
  • Steve Horton: arrangements (1, 5)
  • Yogi Horton: drums (3)
  • Barry "Sunjohn" Johnson: lead vocals (1, 5)
  • Bashiri Johnson: percussion (1, 3, 4, 5)
  • Paul Lawrence Jones III: keyboards (8)
  • Kashif: arrangements (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8), keyboards (7, 8), synthesizer (7, 8), drums (7, 8), percussion (7, 8), Synclavier (7), bass (8)
  • Steve Kroon: percussion (2)
  • Jeff Lorber: keyboards (1, 2, 4)
  • Marlon McClain: guitar (2, 4, 6)
  • Leslie Ming: drums (3, 5)
  • Peter Scherer: Synclavier (1-6, 8)
  • Ira Siegel: guitar (1, 3, 6, 8)
  • Backing vocals: Steve Horton, Freddie Jackson, La La, Yolanda Lee, B.J. Nelson and Lillo Thomas

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Wayne Brathwaite
  • Co-Producer on Track 2: Kenny G
  • Executive Producer on Track 2: Kashif
  • Engineer: Darrell Gustamachio
  • Additional Engineers: Carl Beatty, Bill Dooley, Brian McGee and Jon Smith.
  • Additional drum engineering on Track 3: Michael Brauer
  • Assistant Engineers: Ron Banks, Larry DeCarmine, John Davenport and Tom Gartland.
  • Mixed by Steve Goldman
  • Art Direction: Donn Davenport and Howard Fritzson
  • Logo Design: Tony Gable
  • Photography: Pierre Chanteau
  • Management: Jeffrey Ross Music

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart
positions
Chart(s)
1984 "Hi, How Ya Doin'?" 23 US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-09-18.