Brazilian Nights

Brazilian Nights

by Kenny G

CD

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Overview

So comfortable is the fit of Kenny G and Brazilian bossa nova that it's a wonder he didn't get around to a full-scale tribute until 2015. By waiting so long, the saxophonist perhaps sacrificed some production warmth -- there's a crispness to the presentation and certain instrumentation that is palpably digital -- but he's gained suppleness in his execution. Never known for aggressiveness, Kenny G nevertheless seems exceptionally laid-back here, easing into the nicely relaxed rhythms. At times, those rhythms feel a little buttoned-up for the intended mood -- they're precise, not sultry -- but that's where the saxophonist's decision to emphasize feel comes into play. There's never any indication that Brazilian Nights was intended as anything other than a bit of well-manicured romantic music and, on that level, it surely succeeds.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/27/2015
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0888072351066
catalogNumber: 35106
Rank: 25960

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny G   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Walter Afanasieff   Synthesizer,Piano
Sam Hirsch   Piano

Technical Credits

Kenny G   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Paul Desmond   Composer
Jorge Calandrelli   Orchestral Arrangements
Mauricio Einhorn   Composer
Durval Ferreira   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Steve Shepherd   Engineer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Composer,Producer,drum programming,Orchestral Arrangements,Percussion Programming
Todd Gallopo   Art Direction
Tyler Gordon   Engineer
Luis Antonio   Composer
Adrian Bradford   Engineer
Martin Nessi   Engineer

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Bossa Real 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
colo48 More than 1 year ago
Loved Rhythm and Romance CD. Although this CD is very easy to listen to, and has some nice melodies, it does not have that Brazilian flavor I was expecting.