Renowned saxophonist and composer Kenny G returns to enchant audiences once again with Innocence, this time exploring the theme of lullabies and their profound impact on cultural and familial traditions.
Kenny G's new album, Innocence is a departure from his signature sound, in that it’s a collection of lullabies. On it, he weaves together timeless tracks with seven original compositions, all elegantly accompanied by orchestral arrangements. The album features familiar classics such as "Rock-a-Bye Baby," "Edelweiss," and "Over The Rainbow," alongside seven original compositions that showcase his ability to craft melodies that are not only beautiful but also possess their own timeless quality. Collaborating once again with longtime partners Randy Waldman and William Ross, who provided the orchestral arrangements recorded at London's renowned AIR Studios, this trio of talent continues to maintain a high level of creative excellence, ensuring Kenny G’s legacy of unprecedented commercial success will continue through the ages.
For Kenny, the project is deeply personal. Lullabies hold a special place in his heart, evoking beautiful memories whenever their melodies fill the air. In expressing his sentiments about the album, he shared, “It’s the melodies. They are beautiful and timeless, and whenever I hear them, wonderful memories start rushing back to me. I was extremely honored to record this collection of familiar lullabies (along with some original ones), and I hope that when you hear these timeless melodies, they will bring back wonderful memories or help you start new ones.”
Innocence follows Kenny G's chart-topping 19th studio album, New Standards, a release that dominated the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart for an impressive nine consecutive weeks and garnered millions of streams. The saxophonist's recent HBO MAX music documentary, Listening To Kenny G, also received critical acclaim, further solidifying his enduring influence on contemporary jazz. In a career spanning five decades, Innocence is his milestone 20th studio album, adding yet another chapter to a story that has seen over 75 million albums sold, 1.5 billion global streams, seven Top 40-charting singles, and an impressive 17 Grammy nominations.