Gravity (Kenny G album)

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Gravity
Gravity Kenny G.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1985
Recorded1984-1985 at New Music Group Studios (Stamford, CT); Atlantic Studios (New York, NY); Electric Lady Studios (New York, NY); Studio G (Seattle, WA).
GenreSmooth Jazz
Length37:28
LabelArista
ProducerKenny G
Wayne Brathwaite
Kashif
Kenny G chronology
G Force
(1983)
Gravity
(1985)
Duotones
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Gravity is the third studio album by American saxophonist Kenny G. It was released in May 1985, and reached number 13 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart, number 37 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number 97 on the Billboard 200.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Love on the Rise"Wayne Brathwaite; Dietrich ColeyKashif4:18
2."One Man's Poison (Another Man's Sweetness)"Kashif SaleemAndre Montague, Kashif4:06
3."Where Do We Take It (From Here)"Kashif Saleem; Roger SauseAndre Montague4:37
4."One Night Stand"Kenny G; Joe Ericksen; Stevie BensusenAndre Montague4:01
5."Japan"Kenny G; Randy Jackson 5:04
6."Sax Attack"Kenny G 5:02
7."Virgin Island"Kenny G 3:14
8."Gravity"Kenny G 4:23
9."Last Night of the Year"Kenny G; Peter SchererAndre Montague2:43
Total length:37:28

Personnel[edit]

  • Kenny G: saxophone, flute, drum programming, synth bass, electric piano, digital synth guitar solo (3), backing vocals (3, 4, 6), all instruments (7)
  • Wayne A. Brathwaite: bass guitar, synth bass, drum programming, synthesizer
  • Barry Eastmond: acoustic piano
  • Tony Gable: percussion
  • Sal Gallina: synthesizer programming (3)
  • Fareed Abdul Haqq: guitar
  • Yogi Horton: drums
  • Bashiri Johnson: percussion, drum programming
  • Kashif: backing vocals (1, 2), synth bass, drum programming, percussion, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Yolanda Lee: backing vocals (1, 2, 3)
  • Kenny McDougald: drums
  • Andre Montague: backing vocals (2, 3, 4)
  • John Raymond: guitar
  • Roger Sause: synth bass, drum programming, synthesizer
  • Joe Shekani: guitar
  • Peter Scherer: electric piano
  • Ira Siegel: guitar
  • Jeff Smith: backing vocals (1, 3)
  • Joe Wooten: backing vocals (6)

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Kashif; Wayne A. Brathwaite (Tracks 1 & 4); Kenny G (Tracks 4, 7 & 9).
  • Executive Producer: Kashif
  • Engineers: Alec Head, Rick McMillen, Mike O'Reilly and Bruce Robbins.
  • Assistant Engineers: Stephen Benben and John Harris
  • Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk (New York City, NY).
  • Art Direction: Donn Davenport
  • Design: Howard Fritzson
  • Logo Graphics: Tony Gable
  • Photography: Garry Gross
  • Management: Fritz/Turner Management

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions[3]
US R&B
1985 "Love on the Rise" 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ "Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
  3. ^ "Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2010-09-20.