Silhouette (album)

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Silhouette
Silhouette Kenny G.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 4, 1988
Recorded1987–1988; Studio G & The Music Source (Seattle, WA); Westlake Audio & Lion Share Recording (Los Angeles, CA); Mad Dog Studios, Alpha Studios & Red Zone Studios (Burbank, CA); Conway Recording Studios (Hollywood, CA); Tarpan Studios (San Rafael, CA)
Genre
Length48:35
LabelArista
Producer
Kenny G chronology
Duotones
(1986)
Silhouette
(1988)
Kenny G Live
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Silhouette is the fifth studio album by American saxophonist Kenny G. It was released by Arista Records in 1988, and reached number 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, number 8 on the Billboard 200, and number 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[2] Through April 2011, the album has sold 25 million internationally.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Silhouette" (Kenny G) - 5:25
  2. "Tradewinds" (Kenny G) - 4:12
  3. "I'll Be Alright" (lead vocal: Andre Montague) (Douglas Cooper Getschal/Lyndie White) - 4:08
  4. "Against Doctor's Orders" (Alan Glass/Kenny G/Preston Glass) - 4:44
  5. "Pastel" (Kenny G/Preston Glass/Walter Afanasieff) - 5:44
  6. "We've Saved the Best for Last" (lead vocal: Smokey Robinson) (Dennis Matkosky/Lou Pardini) - 4:20
  7. "All in One Night" (Kenny G) - 5:19
  8. "Summer Song" (Kenny G) - 4:34
  9. "Let Go" (Kenny G) - 5:49
  10. "Home" (Kenny G) - 4:20

Personnel[edit]

  • Kenny G: soprano sax (1, 5, 6), tenor sax (2, 3, 7, 8), Yamaha WX7 (2), wind synth (2), alto sax (4, 9, 10), arrangements
  • Walter Afanasieff: keyboards (1, 2, 3, 5), synth strings (7), synthesizer (8)
  • Robbie Buchanan: keyboards (3)
  • Peter Bunetta: drums (1, 3, 6)
  • Paulinho da Costa: percussion (4, 5, 9)
  • Bill Elliott: keyboards (6, 7)
  • Tony Gable: percussion (2, 7), congas (4)
  • Preston Glass: drums (4), keyboards (4), arrangements (4)
  • Patti Henley: backing vocals (6)
  • Dann Huff: guitar (3, 6)
  • Vail Johnson: bass guitar (1, 2, 5), fretless bass (2), bass pops (4)
  • Ren Klyce: Fairlight CMI programming (7)
  • Rick Marotta: drums (7)
  • Kenny McDougald: drums (2, 5, 8, 9)
  • Lou Pardini: keyboards (6, 7, 10)
  • Jeff Pescetto: backing vocals (3)
  • Joe Plass: bass guitar (8)
  • John Raymond: guitar (2, 4, 5, 8)
  • Corrado Rustici: guitar (7)
  • Roger Sause: keyboards (8)
  • Leslie Smith: backing vocals (3, 6)
  • Ivory Stone: backing vocals (6)
  • Tim Stone: backing vocals (3)

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Kenny G (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7-10); Peter Bunetta and Rick Chudacoff (Tracks 3 & 6); Preston Glass (Track 4).
  • Engineers: Steve Smart (Track 1); Gerry Brown (Tracks 1, 2, 5 & 9); Frank Wolf (Tracks 3 & 6); Maureen Droney (Track 4); Darren Klein (Track 6); Dana Jon Chappelle (Track 7); Gordon Lyon (Track 8); Dave Raynor (Track 8); Kenny G (Track 9); Mick Guzauski (Track 10).
  • Assistant Engineers: Don Adey (Track 3); Steve Satkowski (Tracks 3 & 6); Bryan Arnett (Track 6); Stuart Hirotsu (Track 7).
  • Mixed by Mick Guzauski (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 & 10); Frank Wolf (Track 3); Dana Jon Chappelle (Track 7).
  • Design: Susan Mendola
  • Hand Lettering: Bernie Maisner
  • Photography: Rose Shoshana
  • Management: Turner Management Group, Inc.

Singles[edit]

Information taken from this source.[3]

Year Title Chart Positions
US Adult Contemporary US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks US Hot 100
1988 "Silhouette" #2 #35 #13
1989 "Against Doctor's Orders" #65
1989 "We've Saved the Best for Last" #4 #18 #47

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