by: Kenny G

Kashif was obviously the star of the show on G Force, and the same thing is true of Kenny G's third album Gravity. With the R&B singer/producer/composer once again serving as G's executive producer, G delivers another generally decent urban contemporary-oriented effort. This isn't to say that G's sax playing on this CD is anything to rave about; although his improvisatory work with the Jeff Lorber Fusion had been impressive, Gravity finds him playing like a poor man's Grover Washington, Jr. The thing that brings the CD to life isn't G's playing, but the producing and writing of Kashif, one of R&B's finest artists of the '80s. In fact, Gravity usually sounds like a Kashif album, but with more instrumentals. As it turned out, Gravity would be the last project Kenny G would do with Kashif -- and the last studio album he would do that had any type of integrity. ~ Alex Henderson

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