Heart and Soul (Kenny G album)

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Heart and Soul
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Studio album by Kenny G
Released June 29, 2010
Genre Smooth jazz, R&B
Length 56:24
Label Concord Records
Producer Kenny G
Walter Afanasieff
Kenny G chronology
Rhythm & Romance
(2008)Rhythm & Romance2008
Heart and Soul
(2010)
Namaste
(with Rahul Sharma)
(2012)Namaste2012
Singles from Heart and Soul
  1. "Fall Again"
    Released: June, 2010
  2. "Heart and Soul"
    Released: July, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Heart and Soul is the thirteenth studio album by Kenny G, which was released on June 29, 2010. 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.[2][3] On December 1, 2010, it was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Heart and Soul"Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G4:35
2."Déjà Vu"Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G5:00
3."Fall Again" (featuring Robin Thicke)Walter Afanasieff, Robin Thicke4:14
4."Letters from Home"Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G3:56
5."The Promise"Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G5:13
6."No Place Like Home" (featuring Babyface)Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds3:56
7."My Devotion"Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G5:16
8."G-Walkin'"Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G6:10
9."Sunrise"Walter Afanasieff, Adrian Bradford, Kenny G5:26
10."One Breath"Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G3:31
11."Encore"Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G3:46
12."After Hours"Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G5:21

Personnel[edit]

  • Kenny G: soprano sax (1-10, 12), sax arrangement (5), tenor sax (11)
  • Walter Afanasieff: keyboard and rhythm programming (1-5, 7-12), sax arrangement (5), Hammond B3 organ (11)
  • Babyface: keyboard programming, rhythm programming, bass and backing vocals (6)
  • Adrian Bradford: programming and keyboards
  • Julian Bradford: bass (11)
  • Jorge Calandrelli: orchestra arrangements and conductor (1, 4, 5, 7, 10)
  • Max G: nylon guitar (4)
  • John Raymond: guitar (12)
  • Robin Thicke: vocals (3)
  • Gina Zimmitti: orchestra contractor (1, 4, 5, 7, 10)

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Kenny G and Walter Afanasieff (tracks 1-5, 7-11); Kenneth "Babyface" Edmunds (track 6).
  • Production Coordinator: Rich Davis
  • Engineers: Steve Churchyard (tracks 1, 4, 5, 7 & 10); Tyler Gordon (tracks 2, 3, 8, 9 & 12); Paul Boutin (track 6); David Channing (track 11).
  • Additional Engineer and Additional Producer: Adrian Bradford
  • Mixed by Mick Guzauski at The G House Studio.
  • Mix Consultant: Steve Shepherd
  • Pro Tools Engineer on tracks 1, 4, 5, 7 & 10: Joe Wohlmuth
  • Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering (Hollywood, CA).
  • Art Direction: Larissa Collins
  • Design: Tommy Steele
  • Photography: Dominick Guillemot
  • Management: Mark Adelman

Chart performance[edit]

The album was also commercially successful, which debuted and peaked at number one in the Billboard Jazz Albums chart[4] on July 17, 2010. It debuted and peaked at number thirty-three in the Billboard 200 on July 17, 2010.[5]

The singles released from this album were quite successful in the Billboard Jazz Songs chart in 2010. "Fall Again" peaked at number six,[6] while "Heart and Soul" debuted at number twenty-three,[7] and peaked at number one.[8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Greek Album Charts 24[9]
Polish Album Charts 28[10]
U.S. Billboard 200 33
U.S. Billboard Jazz Albums 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Album Info on Amazon.com". Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Album Info on Kenny G's official website". Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Jazz Albums Chart". Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Album Info on Billboard.com". Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  6. ^ "Billboard Jazz Songs Charts". Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  7. ^ "Heart and Soul debuted in the Billboard Jazz Songs Chart". Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  8. ^ "Heart and Soul, Billboard Jazz songs". Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Greek charts portal". greekcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  10. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Retrieved 2012-02-20.