Kenny G’s ‘At Last…The Duets Album’ is his second cover album recorded with David Sanborn , Arturo Sandoval, Leann Rimes, Earth, Wind & Fire, Yolanda Adams, Daryl Hall, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Richard Marx, Barbra Streisand and more and released on November 23, 2004 by Arista Records.
Track Listing : 1.(Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Michael Kamen, Robert John “Mutt” Lange) – 04:21 . 2.Don’T Know Why (Mack Gordon, Jesse Harris, Harry Warren) – 04:07 . 3.I Believe I Can Fly (Robert Kelly) – 05:19 . 4.At Last (Mack Gordon, George Michael, Harry Warren) – 03:52 . 5.Beautiful (Linda Perry) – 03:46 . 6.Pick Up The Pieces (Roger Ball, Malcolm Duncan, Alan Gorrie, Robbie Mcintosh, Owen Mcintyre, Hamish Stuart) – 04:16 . 7.Careless Whisper (George Michael, Rod Temperton) – 03:57 . 8.Misty (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) – 03:57 . 9.Baby Come To Me (Rod Temperton) – 04:34 . 10.The Way You Move (Patrick Brown, Carlton “Carl Mo” Mahone, Antwan Patton) – 04:09 . 11.Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 03:55 . 12.Alfie (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 04:02 . 13.The Music That Makes Me Dance (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) – 04:30
Musicians : Kenny G – Saxophone . David Sanborn – Saxophone On (6) . Arturo Sandoval – Trumpet On (2) . Leann Rimes – Vocals On (1) . Earth, Wind & Fire – Guest On (10) . Philip Bailey – Vocals On (10) . Maurice White – Vocals On (10) . Yolanda Adams – Vocals On (3) . Daryl Hall – Vocals On (7) . Chaka Khan – Vocals On (5) . Gladys Knight – Vocals On (8) . Richard Marx – Vocals On (11) . Brian Mcknight – Vocals On (4) . Barbra Streisand – Vocals On (13) . Earl Klugh – Guitar On (4) . David Benoit – Piano On (9) . Burt Bacharach – Piano On (12) . T-Bone Wolk – Accordion . Walter Afanasieff – Keyboards, Organ (Hammond), Piano . Nathan East – Bass . Emanuel Kiriakou – Guitar . Ralph Humphrey – Drums . Abe Laboriel, Jr. – Drums . Greg Phillinganes – Fender Rhodes . Dean Parks – Guitar . Michael Landau – Guitar (Electric) . Gary Grant – Trumpet . Jerry Hey – Trumpet . Pete Escovedo – Percussion . Michael Lang – Piano . Gary Bias – Saxophone . Jorge Calandrelli – String Conductor . William Ross – String Conductor . Clark Anderson – Vocals (Background) . Mabvuto Carpenter – Vocals (Background) . Dorian Holley – Vocals (Background) . Conesha Monet – Vocals (Background) . Barbara Wilson – Vocals (Background)
Production : Produced By Walter Afanasieff, Emanuel Kiriakou, Raphael Saadiq . Ralph Burns – Arranger . Jon Berkowitz – Assistant Engineer . Ariel Chobaz – Assistant Engineer . Kaspar Hugentobler – Assistant Engineer . Alan Mason – Assistant Engineer . Tim Roberts – Assistant Engineer . David Channing – Engineer . Jonathan Duckett – Engineer . Joel Iwataki – Engineer . Al Schmitt – Engineer . Steve Shepherd – Engineer . Chris Wood – Engineer . Dave Reitzas – Engineer, Mixing . Joe Yannece – Mastering . Jon Gass – Mixing . Serban Ghenea – Mixing . Mick Guzauski – Mixing . Dave Pensado – Mixing . Andy Zulla – Mixing . Joe Wohlmuth – Digital Editing . Emanuel Kiriakou – Engineer
Package : Alexis Yraola – Art Direction, Design . Chris Lebeau – Art Producer . Andrew Mcpherson – Photography
Released On November 23, 2004 By Arista Records.
At Last essentially maximizes the vocal crossover aesthetic prominent on many of G’s prior albums. The formula largely works, coming off as a breezy, laid-back concert with G adding soft asides to his guest’s vocal performances. […]
All About Jazz
Finally, it must be noted I was downcast when I started playing this album and lighthearted by the end. No matter how that came about, it means the G man managed to emotionally engage me, something many more “accomplished” albums fail to achieve. […]
Since Kenny G bashers have long accused him of making snoozy background music, it seems a workable solution to put his supple sax work behind some undeniably assertive singers […]