1999 Kenny G – Classics In The Key Of G

Classics In The Key Of G is the first cover album and ninth studio album by saxophonist Kenny G. It was released by Arista Records on June 28, 1999, and reached number 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, number 13 on the Internet Albums chart, number 17 on the Billboard 200 and number 27 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart

Tracks

1  Summertime (DuBose Heyward; Ira Gershwin; George Gershwin) 06:44
2  The Look Of Love (Burt Bacharach; Hal David) 05:31
3  What A Wonderful World (Bob Thiele Jr; George Weiss) 03:03
4  Desafinado (Antonio Carlos Jobim; Newton Mendonca) 05:50
5  In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington; Irving Mills; Manny Kurtz) 04:57
6  The Girl From Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim; Norman Gimbel; Vinicius De Moraes) 04:05
7  Stranger On The Shore (Acker Bilk; Robert Mellin) 03:08
8  Body And Soul (Edward Heyman; Frank Eyton; Johnny Green; Robert Sour) 07:19
9  Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen; Cootie Williams; Thelonious Monk) 06:27
10  Over The Rainbow (EY Harburg; Harold Arlen) 03:05

Media

Musicians

1 Summertime

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarGeorge Benson
Fender RhodesGreg Phillinganes
PianoRandy Waldman
SaxKenny G
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


2 The Look Of Love

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
Fender RhodesGreg Phillinganes
PianoRandy Waldman
SaxKenny G
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


3 What A Wonderful World

Drums (programming)Dave Reitzas
KeyboardsDavid Foster
ProgrammingFelipe Elgueta
SaxKenny G
VocalsLouis Armstrong


4 Desafinado

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
Fender RhodesGreg Phillinganes
PianoRandy Waldman
SaxKenny G
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


5 In A Sentimental Mood

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
Fender RhodesGreg Phillinganes
PianoRandy Waldman
SaxKenny G
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


6 The Girl From Ipanema

KeyboardsWalter Afanasieff
KeyboardsGreg Bieck
SynthesizerGreg Bieck
SynthesizerWalter Afanasieff
ProgrammingGreg Bieck
ProgrammingWalter Afanasieff
SaxKenny G
VocalsBebel Gilberto


7 Stranger On The Shore

KeyboardsWalter Afanasieff
SynthesizerWalter Afanasieff
ProgrammingWalter Afanasieff
ProgrammingGreg Bieck
ProgrammingAdam Rossi
SaxKenny G


8 Body And Soul

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
Fender RhodesGreg Phillinganes
PianoRandy Waldman
SaxKenny G
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


9 Round Midnight

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
Fender RhodesGreg Phillinganes
PianoRandy Waldman
SaxKenny G
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


10 Over The Rainbow

PianoWalter Afanasieff
SaxKenny G

Liner Notes

Producer – Kenny G, Walter Afanasieff (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Producer – David Foster (Tracks 3)
Arranged By – Kenny G, Walter Afanasieff (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Arranged By – David Foster (Track 3)
Conductor – Jeremy Lubbock (Tracks 1, 9)
Conductor – William Ross (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Contractor – Jules Chaikin (Tracks 1, 9)
Contractor – Patti Zimmitti (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Andy Haller, Cristian Robles, Mike Butler (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Christine Sirois (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9)
Engineer (Assistant) – Dann Thompson (Tracks 1, 9)
Engineer (Assistant) – Mike Scotella (Track 1)
Engineer (Assistant) – Peter Doell (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Aaron Lepley (Tracks 2, 4)
Engineer (Assistant) – Chris Brooke, Cristian Gonzalez (Tracks 3)
Engineer (Assistant) – Pete Krawiec (Tracks 6, 7)
Engineer (Assistant) – Ryan Hewitt (Track 6)
Mastered By – Vlado Meller
Mixed By – Humberto Gatica (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Mixed By – Dave Reitzas (Track 6)
Orchestrated By– Jeremy Lubbock (Tracks 1, 9)
Orchestrated By – William Ross (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Recorded By – Humberto Gatica (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Recorded By – Dave Reitzas (Tracks 1, 6)
Recorded By – Felipe Elgueta (Track 3)
Recorded By – David Gleeson (Tracks 6, 7)
Recorded By – John Richards (Track 6)
Recorded By – Steve Shepherd (Track 7)
Recorded By (Additional) – David Gleeson (Track 1)
Recorded By (Additional) – Dave Reitzas (Tracks 2, 4)
Recorded By (Strings) – Humberto Gatica (Track 3)

Art Direction – Margery Greenspan
Design – Jeff Schulz, Jemal Pugh
Photography By – Lyndie Benson, William Claxton

Mastered At Sony Music Studios, New York City
Phonographic Copyright (p) Arista Records, Inc
Copyright (c) Arista Records, Inc