...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.