It’s no secret that Kenny G is revered as one of music’s most favored and acclaimed musicians, but the saxophonist still brightens up with a smile when he learns that his music continues to make an impact. In an interview with VIBE, the Washington state native said that he’s grateful that his music continues to touch people across the globe.
“I’m flattered because they’re just my melodies,” he said. “The music, I make it myself, I do everything. It’s my sound, and if for some reason they’re loving it down there [Jamaica] that’s pretty cool.” In addition to joining Celine Dion as a musical mainstay on Carribean radio, the jazz legend has also worked with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Michael Bolton and Chanté Moore. His most left collaboration seems to be Kanye West.
In 2019, Kenny G linked with West for the latter’s Jesus Is King album, a moment he said manufactured a few unheard melodies.
“I played on some other songs that may come out as well,” Kenny G said, noting their creative relationship produces great studio memories. “My sweet saxophone can really find its way in a lot of different places so I’m glad that he decided that he wanted to hear some of that stuff.”
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