Kenny G will release a new CD focusing on Latin melodies and sounds on Valentine's Day 2008. Although he has not yet settled on a final track listing, the saxophonist has been playing songs to be included on the CD in recent concerts and says most of the music will be original.
Since releasing the all-new Paradise CD in 2002, the saxophonist has offered two Christmas CDs, a best-of collection, a duets CD and his current I’m In the Mood for Love … The Most Romantic Melodies of All Time. Of course, Kenny has given his fans a taste of Latin music in the past. On 1999’s Classics in the Key of G, for example, he covered Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Desafinado” and “The Girl From Ipanema,” the latter featuring the vocals of Brazilian vocalist Bebel Gilberto. And the Paradise CD featured songs with such titles as “Brazil” and “Spanish Nights.”Posted by Brian Soergel at September 21, 2007 3:51 AM