Some of the lamest, most pedestrian "music" I've ever heard.
Duckman | Drifting in the Cosmic Sea | 03/28/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, I'll keep this one short as there isn't much to describe here. You know that really soft, faceless "smooth jazz" that you hear on the Weather Channel and in the grocery store? That's a basic summary of the music on here, but imagine a whole album of it, and one clocking in at an excruciatingly boring 70 minutes, I might add!!
Kenny G.'s "music" is really nothing more an overly sweet audio candy. Sure, it's pleasing to those who like bottom-of-the-barrel "easy listening," but for dedicated music fans like myself who want more than cheesy grocery store music, this will surely give you gaping cavities. While the songs are really boring, the only songs that are actually painful are the pop soul tracks. Some people say "This is relaxing music." There's a big difference between relaxing and boring, and this is most certainly boring. When you're listening to relaxing music, you're enjoying the music as you zone out from the stresses of everyday life. However, with "Breathless," you're angrily staring at your wrist watch saying to yourself "How much longer is this disaster?!!" Kenny G. isn't a true jazz artist, he's a pop musician who happens to play a saxophone. The very fact that "Breathless" sold 30 million copies worldwide shows how stupid the average person is when it comes to jazz, or in Kenny G's case, smooth jazz.
Skip this and go for John Coltrane's "Blue Train" and Miles Davis's "B*tches Brew." You'll be much happier if you follow my advice because with my two recommendations, you'll not only get legendary music, you'll discover something new with every listen.
Finally, take a look at the album cover. It's begging to be desecrated with a Sharpie."
It's Kenny G, What Else?
Private Quentin Tarantino Fan | nowhere | 08/06/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"There's pretty much a reason to hate this guy. Good lord, this guy sucks. It's not just the fact that this guy's albums are incredibly outdated, way too polished and overproduced, and boring, it feels like disposable pop music, and you'd be pretty much right.
I'll admit that Kenny G has potential to show a display of emotion at spots, but it's ruined by the awful production, his awful tone, and the fact that the lines he plays would sound great if he didn't make his tone so bluntly happy, and not ear shattering and annoying. His music just seems to calculating in it's attempt to please. I'm pretty sure that he wasn't trying to do that, but in my eyes, it just sounds awful, destined to pack the pop syndrome, catchy but without ANYTHING behind it. It's the same kind of thing that makes Brittany Spears garbage, the fact that it just doesn't feel like real music. That's why I hate Kenny G's music. I have no problem with the man himself, but really, this ______ is the absolute nadir.
This album is very annoying. The ballads are so dang fluffy and so calculating in their attempts to please. The cheesy New Wave styles, just listen to the INSTRUMENTATION! This is the absolute _________ i've ever heard. The upbeat parts have drum machines, sounding like a cheesy new wave record played in a club of spandex wearing hair rock musicians with haircuts similar to a flock of seagulls. I can't explain all of the horrible stuff this guy has to put in the background of his annoying whaling.
John Zorn smokes this guy any day of the week. Get him if you want a good modern saxophone player who doesn't sacrifice anything."