Kenny G.: Faith

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Label: ARISTA
Catalog: 07822190902
Format: CD

1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Kenny G 2. The First Noel - Kenny G 3. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Kenny G 4. Sleigh Ride - Kenny G 5. We Three Kings/Carol Of The Bells 6. O Christmas Tree 7. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 8. Eternal Light (A Chanukah Song) 9. Ave Maria 10. Auld Lang Syne 11. The Christmas Song 12. Auld Lang Syne: The Millenium Mix

Kenny G currently owns the smooth-jazz soprano sax with his popular, mainstream arrangements and compositions. And on his first holiday album, despite occasionally predictable charts and phrasing, the saxman delivers a thoughtful and moving collection of songs, spirituals, and hymns, with his trademark sound wedded to several ensemble and orchestral arrangements. The G-man stretches out in "Sleigh Ride" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town", but these are balanced by more serious pieces such as the lovely, original "Eternal Light ( A Chanukah Song)" and "Ave Maria". There's a genuine humbleness and inspired reverence in the playing here--as in, Kenny G really means it, man. After a ghost track, "The Christmas Song", the record closes with a haunting audio history of America's last century, which runs under a revisited version of "Auld Lang Syne". Summing up a turbulent and triumphant 100 years, this one is sure to put a lump in your throat and a tear in your eye. --Martin Keller

Price: $9.98