Paradise (Kenny G album)

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Paradise
Paradise Kenny G.jpg
Studio album by Kenny G
Released September 10, 2002 (2002-09-10)
Genre Smooth jazz
Length 52:27
Label Arista
Producer L.A. Reid (executive), Kenny G, Walter Afanasieff, Brian McKnight
Kenny G chronology
In America
(2001)In America2001
Paradise
(2002)
Wishes: A Holiday Album
(2002)Wishes: A Holiday Album2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly D[2]

Paradise is the eighth studio album by saxophonist Kenny G. It was released by Arista Records in 2002, and reached number 2 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, number 9 on the Billboard 200 and Internet Albums charts and number 15 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Brazil" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 4:37
  2. "Paradise" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 4:16
  3. "Malibu Dreams" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 5:07
  4. "One More Time" (featuring Chanté Moore) (Walter Afanasieff) - 4:13
  5. "Spanish Nights" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 6:11
  6. "Seaside Jam" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 4:52
  7. "Ocean Breeze" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 4:39
  8. "Falling in the Moonlight" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 5:15
  9. "All the Way" (featuring Brian McKnight) (Brian McKnight) - 4:18
  10. "Midnight Magic" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 5:17
  11. "Peace" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 3:43
  12. "Harmony" (Kenny G/Walter Afanasieff) - 4:40 (Japan)
  13. "Casablanca" (John Healy/Higgins/Limbo) - 4:17 (bonus track)

Personnel[edit]

  • Kenny G: arrangements (1, 2, 3, 5-8, 11), soprano sax (1-9, 11), tenor sax (10)
  • Walter Afanasieff: arrangements (1-8, 10, 11), keyboard and rhythm programming (1-8, 10, 11), Hammond B3 organ (10)
  • Alex Al: bass (10)
  • Josh Binder: programming (1, 2, 3, 5-8, 11)
  • Jorge Calandrelli: orchestra arrangements and conductor (1, 11)
  • Debbie Datz-Pyle: orchestra contractor (1-8, 11)
  • Michael Landau: electric guitar (2, 3, 4, 6, 8)
  • Frank Maranzino: programming (1-5, 7, 8, 11)
  • Brian McKnight: vocals and instruments (9)
  • Chanté Moore: lead and backing vocals (4)
  • Heitor Pereum: nylon guitar (1)
  • Greg Phillinganes: keyboards (10)
  • Matthew Della Polla: orchestra consultant (2, 4, 5)
  • William Ross: orchestra arrangements and conductor (2-8)
  • Donnell Spencer: drums (10)
  • Ramon Stagnaro: nylon guitar (5)
  • Phil Upchurch: guitar (10)
  • Randy Waldman: piano (10)

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Kenny G (tracks 1, 2, 3, 5-8 & 11, co-producer on track 9 ); Walter Afanasieff (tracks 1-8, 10 & 11); Brian McKnight (track 9).
  • Executive Producer: Antonio "L.A." Reid
  • Production Coordination on tracks 1-8, 10 & 11: Rich Davis
  • Engineers: Humberto Gatica (tracks 1-8, 10 & 11); David Reiztas (tracks 1-5, 8 & 11); Steve Shepherd (tracks 1-5, 8 & 11); Nick Thomas (tracks 1-5, 8 & 11); Chris Wood (track 9).
  • Second Engineer: Paul Wertheimer (tracks 1-8 & 11).
  • Additional Engineering: Chris Brooke (tracks 1 & 4)
  • Assistant Engineers: Brian Dixon (tracks 1-8, 10 & 11); Nick Marshall (tracks 1-5, 7, 8 & 11); Jason Rankins (tracks 1, 2, 5, 8 & 10); Chris Brooke (tracks 2, 4 & 10); Mary Ann Souza (track 9); Steve Jenewick (track 11).
  • Recorded at WallyWorld Studios (Marin County, CA); Studio G (Seattle, WA); Signet Sound Studios (Los Angeles, CA); Backroom Studios (Glendale, CA).
  • Orchestra on tracks 1-8 & 11 engineered by Humberto Gatica at Paramount Studios (Hollywood, CA).
  • Pro Tools Engineering: Jason Wolmouth (tracks 1-8, 10 & 11); Bill Smith (track 3).
  • Mixed by Humberto Gatica (tracks 1, 2, 5-8, 10 & 11); Al Schmitt (track 3); Mick Guzauski (tracks 4 & 9).
  • Assistant Mixing: Chris Brooke (tracks 1, 2, 5-8, 10 & 11); Tom Bender (tracks 4 & 9).
  • Additional Mixing: Steve Sheppard (tracks 2 & 5).
  • Mixed at Westlake Studios (Los Angeles, CA); Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA); Barking Doctor Studios (Mount Kisco, NY).
  • Mastered by Vlado Meller at Sony Music Studios (New York City, NY).
  • Technicians on tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 & 11: Norm Dulgatch and Dominic Gonzales
  • Creative Director: Joe Mama-Nitzberg
  • Art Direction and Design: Courtney Walter
  • Photography: Herb Ritts
  • Management: Dennis Turner at Turner Management Group, Inc.

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