At Last...The Duets Album | EW.com

Music

At Last...The Duets Album 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...At Last...The Duets AlbumJazz 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...2004-12-20
C+

At Last...The Duets Album

Genre: Jazz; Lead Performer: Kenny G; Producer (group): Arista

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 — from LeAnn Rimes to Barbra Streisand. And in a few cases on At Last…The Duets Album, it clicks. Gladys Knight makes the standard ”Misty” a marvel of knowing romance, and Chaka Khan turns Christina Aguilera’s ”Beautiful” into a dazzling declaration. But, not surprisingly, many other duets slide into Mr. G’s usual smooth-jazz rut.

More from Our Partners