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G Force [VINYL] [Import]

Kenny G Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (17 Oct 1990)
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B00008EOTH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,642,177 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 'Sax Meets The Kashif Sound' 13 May 2013
By Antony May TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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'G Force' is the kind of Jazz-Funk-Soul fusion album that was popular with the early 80's soul crowd. The formula being to get a great musician like Kenny G to team up with some of the hottest songwriters and session men of the time to put out an album under the said musician's name. Kenny G did very well with this set up for a few years starting with this album in 1983. Lead single, 'Hi' How Ya' Doin' was an instant club hit here in the U.K. and fueled sales of 'G Force' nicely. Kenny G actually has little to do on the track bar a bit of tootling near the end but it certainly put his name on the map. The G man does show off his skills nicely here though on 'I've Been Missin' You' and the funky title track. For those into something more typically Jazzy there's also the moody 'Sunset At Noon' but essentially the rest of the album consists of Kashif/Paul Lawrence written material that is all very nice but ultimately a little empty without a lead vocal. 'Do Me Right' is the only other totally vocal cut but its nowhere near as good as 'Hi'.

Its always hard for musicians who specialize in a particular instrument to put together a great album without great guests to bring something fresh to the party. 'G Force' is not a great album but it was an important release to the soul set back in 1983 and as such is perhaps more a record of its age.

7 out of 10.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic Kenny G 8 Oct 2012
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One of Kenny G'S early classic albums well worth a listen for the track Sunset At Noon, one of kenny's best recordings.
best regards keith d.bridge.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
CD was listed as Very Good but the disc has loads of scratches and the front booklet is damaged
I would grade as Good at best and that's being kind.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Kenny G and does not fail to satisfy 11 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
When I was younger, I use to listen to Kenny G and loved his music. Was so pleased when I was able to purchase this album from amazon. Really happy!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sophmore Album! 15 Jun 2004
By Andre' S Grindle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Kenny turns from ex-leader Jeff Lorber as producer to early
80's electrofunk maestro Kashif and turns in a fine collection of
bouncy funky R&B sax tunes,all with a great rhythm and some great
vocals.Kenny G's solo' here evoke a soulful,late night mood and have a definate hipness that none of his future music would come
close to replicating.The grooving title song,the fine gospel-
inflected vocals on "Hi,How Are you Doing?" and a kinetic
cover of Kashif's own "Help Yourself To My Love" are sure-fire
highlites.A warning:as with all of Kenny's first 3 albums lovers
of his post-'Duotones' album's won't find anything of interest
here for them.These are soulful,funky and often exciting R&B
songs that no,don't hold much jazz interests,but are at least a
promising start to something that shouldn't have gone that way that it did!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "One Man's Poison... 27 Sep 2001
By MCB - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
...is another man's sweetness" is how one of Kenny G's song goes. I see that most people reviewing this don't seem to like this album. One person rated this as "slow and weak" (That person probably likes the "slow and weak" song, "Songbird" from one of his sellout albums). Others have said the songs on this album were "...very repetitive..." and "...sounds the same...". That's funny, because most of his subsequent hits sounded like re-hashes of his first hit, "Songbird".
But I will dismiss the naysayers and proclaim that this is the ONLY Kenny G album I possess and would possess. This album has a more funky R&B groove that I appreciate more than his droning "adult-oriented" pop fare. Moreover this album was made before his record company literally forced him to come up with something more "watered down". They probably thought that because he was white, he wasn't going to sell a lot of records playing R&B/funk-style music, and that type of attitude is why I hate record executives (and some music listeners, as well).
And "sounds the same"??? Does "Hi, How Ya Doin'?" really sound the same as "Tribeca" (which is my favorite cut from this album)
Anyways, I have listened to Kenny's playing ever since the Jeff Lorber days and I definitely like this period in his career way much better than his "sell-a-million" hit-maiking days. I don't blame or hate Kenny G for going in this direction. But as far as uncompromised artistry is concerned, he proved that he is just as skilled on this album as he is on his future ones.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Strong Kenny Cd 2 Nov 2004
By G. Carter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
G Force is Kenny at his R&B best! with that Great Kashif sound! here is another great cd in that smooth jazz tradition that is good all the way through... I do hope in the near future Kenny will return to this type of production and vary his sax playing.

"I've Been Missin'You' is some of Kenny's strongest playing!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Take It From Me 17 July 2004
By Robby G. Dixon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Anyone who has lived through the "fusion" Jazz era would understand. "G"-Force is the best Kenny G album ever made. You can't have a tru appreciation of jazz without realizing the importance of it's soul content.
Kenny G lost the edge that G-Force had begun to establish. David Sanborne and even his earlier partner Jeff Lorber have gone on to realize true success. They never lost that edge. Kashif's contributions to the G-Force album were wonderful. Kenny could have really been a G-Force in the jazz arena had he stayed with the flavor.
It was that creative energy back in the early 80's that made fusion jazz a beautiful thing. Judst check out "Back street" from David Sanborne. If anyone cannot appreciate the G-Force album, then they've missed the elements necessary to relate to fusion jazz.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece 7 Dec 2003
By Tall Paul - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I bought this on vinyl in '83 and it blew me away. It stood the test of time 20 years later. Great direction from Kashif and music production from Wayne Brathwaite. Combine that with Kenny's awesome playing and you have a masterpiece. Kenny took a lot of backlash from the Jazz community for so-called "selling out" on his latter albums. I never understood this because he was always a great sax player. It basically all stemmed from jealousy in my opinion. Even the late great saxophonist George Howard voiced his opinion about Kenny's popularity. I have both vinyl and the CD version and it seems like the vinyl sounds a little better than the CD.
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