February 10, 2009

Kenny G Doing A Movie-Themed CD Like Dave Koz?

One of saxophonist Kenny G's ideas for his next CD may raise a few eyebrows: a project of all Oscar-winning film scores. That idea was already realized in January 2007 when another smooth jazz saxophonist, Dave Koz, released At the Movies. Koz's CD spent 12 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart and featured guest vocalists and such Academy Award-winning songs as “The Pink Panther”, “West Side Story,” “Breakfast At Tiffany’s,” “The Way We Were” and “The Wizard of Oz.”

Kenny, who is asking his fans their thoughts on the project through his new blog at kennyg.com, says he might also write one new song for a current film and include that on the project. If Kenny decides to do the CD of movie music, he’s just about set – he’s got the London Symphony Orchestra booked in April to record with him.

Posted by Brian Soergel at February 10, 2009 7:11 PM