"Kenny turns from ex-leader Jeff Lorber as producer to early
80's electrofunk maestro Kashif and turns in a fine collection of
bouncy funky R&B sax tunes,all with a great rhythm and some great
vocals.Kenny G's solo' here evoke a soulful,late night mood and have a definate hipness that none of his future music would come
close to replicating.The grooving title song,the fine gospel-
inflected vocals on "Hi,How Are you Doing?" and a kinetic
cover of Kashif's own "Help Yourself To My Love" are sure-fire
highlites.A warning:as with all of Kenny's first 3 albums lovers
of his post-'Duotones' album's won't find anything of interest
here for them.These are soulful,funky and often exciting R&B
songs that no,don't hold much jazz interests,but are at least a
promising start to something that shouldn't have gone that way that it did!"
Another Strong Kenny Cd
G. Carter | Temple Hills, maryland United States | 11/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"G Force is Kenny at his R&B best! with that Great Kashif sound! here is another great cd in that smooth jazz tradition that is good all the way through... I do hope in the near future Kenny will return to this type of production and vary his sax playing. "I've Been Missin'You' is some of Kenny's strongest playing!"
Kenny G Ushered in Smooth Jazz
Cary L. Tyler | Phoenix, AZ | 07/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Between Kenny G and David Sanborn, we ended up with a new genre of jazz music, which thankfully has hung on after all of the horrible R & B that has hit the airwaves. Yes, I am more of an early Kenny G enthusiast (Duotones is his best, in my opinion, though I do love his Kashif colloborations), but people like Praful, Kevin Toney, and others owe it to the original sounds Kenny and Sanborn brought to the table. Get over the long hair and Michael Bolton fears, relax the "threat" to your manhood and enjoy decent music. This and Duotones are excellent starts to those who want to hear Kenny G at his rhythmic best."
Take It From Me
Robby G. Dixon | Plano, Texas United States | 07/17/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who has lived through the "fusion" Jazz era would understand. "G"-Force is the best Kenny G album ever made. You can't have a tru appreciation of jazz without realizing the importance of it's soul content.Kenny G lost the edge that G-Force had begun to establish. David Sanborne and even his earlier partner Jeff Lorber have gone on to realize true success. They never lost that edge. Kashif's contributions to the G-Force album were wonderful. Kenny could have really been a G-Force in the jazz arena had he stayed with the flavor.It was that creative energy back in the early 80's that made fusion jazz a beautiful thing. Judst check out "Back street" from David Sanborne. If anyone cannot appreciate the G-Force album, then they've missed the elements necessary to relate to fusion jazz."