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Kenny G肯尼·基

地区: United States of America 美国
风格: 柔顺爵士 Smooth Jazz, 爵士流行 Jazz Pop, 跨界爵士 Crossover Jazz, 成人时代 Adult Contemporary
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肯尼·基(Kenny G)1956年6月5日出生于美国西雅图, 是全球最著名的高音萨克斯风名家,出道以来,肯尼·基(Kenny G)总计创造了九张称霸全美当代爵士榜冠军并打进流行专辑榜 TOP10 的专辑,拥有24首抒情榜 TOP40 单曲,历年的专辑、单曲、音乐录影带的累积销售也已冲破7500万张,他是流行音乐史上最畅销的演奏曲艺人,同时也是当代最畅销的爵士乐乐手。肯尼·基(Kenny G)的非凡才华为他赢得了葛莱美奖、全美音乐奖、灵魂列车奖与世界音乐奖。
 
在肯尼·基(Kenny G)出现之前,萨克斯风一直是流行乐坛的配角,1987年,肯尼·基(Kenny G)的畅销单曲《Songbird》让全球乐迷疯狂爱上萨克斯风这个乐器,萨克斯风正式跃身为流行乐坛的主角,不仅法兰克·辛纳屈、芭芭拉·史翠珊、席琳·狄翁、惠妮·休斯顿等跨世代乐坛巨星争相邀请肯尼·基(Kenny G)打造一首萨克斯风情歌,就连美国总统克林顿都对肯尼·基(Kenny G)的吹奏才华竖起大拇指叫好。其中一位重量级粉丝就是著名华人影星成龙大哥。早在去年,Kenny G就受其邀请飞到巴黎为好莱坞大制作《十二生肖》客串演出。Kenny G在片中饰演飞机师,他的造型维肖维妙,绝对入型入格。而该片还选用Kenny G的乐章做背景音乐,足证其地位超然。
 
自从肯尼·基(Kenny G)走红以来,他那独具个人特色的高音萨克斯风吹奏俨然成为当代国际都会之间浪漫的代名词,无论是独处的角落,还是相拥的两人世界,不管是哀伤、寂寞,还是甜蜜、喜悦,你总会在肯尼·基(Kenny G)的高音萨克斯风中找到你的情感归属。此次上海的音乐会是kenng G于2008年上海大舞台演出后,阔别五年之后再次到访申城。放弃了大场馆,而特别将场地选在了专业十足的上海东方艺术中心音乐厅,为的就是能给乐迷们带来更加纯粹的听觉享受,更加近距离的感受肯尼·基(Kenny G)的吹奏中的传达出的深厚情感。  
美国首席演奏音乐巨星肯尼吉自1987年以萨克斯风演奏曲&Songbird&勇夺排行榜第4名的佳绩后,带动了乐坛的萨克斯风流行风潮,不仅法兰克辛纳屈、艾瑞莎富兰克林、席琳狄翁、惠妮休斯顿、唐妮布蕾斯顿等巨星都争相邀请肯尼吉跨刀演奏,就连美国总统柯林顿都公开称赞肯尼吉的萨克斯风才情。肯尼吉的乐声,凝聚了爵士乐的摩登情调,以及流行乐的迷人气息,为现代都会提供了绝佳的休闲情趣,20年来,他以全球超过7000万张的专辑销售,高居演奏乐界的冠军龙头地位,同时也挤身当代乐坛最受欢迎的流行乐手。
 
9张称霸全美当代爵士榜冠军专辑
24首抒情榜 TOP40 单曲
全球7500万张专辑销量
格莱美、全美音乐奖获得者
全球最著名高音萨克斯风缔造者
流行音乐史上最畅销的演奏曲艺人
 
 
代表作:
《夜莺》(Songbird)
《伴我一生》(Theme From Dying Young)
《回家》(Goinghome)
《我心永恒》(my heart will go on)
《茉莉花》等
 
by Scott Yanow
Kenny G has long been the musician many jazz listeners love to hate. A phenomenally successful instrumentalist whose recordings make the pop charts, Kenny Gs sound has been a staple on adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio stations since the mid-80s, making him a household name. Kenny G is a fine player with an attractive sound (influenced a bit by Grover Washington, Jr.) who often caresses melodies, putting a lot of emotion into his solos. Because he does not improvise much (sticking mostly to predictable melody statements), his music largely falls outside of jazz. However, because he is listed at the top of contemporary jazz charts and is identified with jazz in the minds of the mass public, he is classified as jazz.
 
Kenny Gorelick started playing professionally with Barry Whites Love Unlimited Orchestra in 1976. He recorded with Cold, Bold & Together (a Seattle-based funk group) and freelanced locally. After graduating from the University of Washington, Kenny G worked with Jeff Lorber Fusion, making two albums with the group. Soon he was signed to Arista, recording his debut as a leader in 1982. His fourth album, Duotones (which included the very popular Songbird), made him into a star. Soon he was in demand for guest appearances on recordings of such famous singers as Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Natalie Cole. Kenny Gs own records have sold remarkably well, particularly Breathless, which has easily topped eight million copies in the U.S.; his total album sales top 30 million copies. 1994s holiday album Miracles and 1996s Moment continued the momentum of his massive commercial success. He also recorded his own version of the Celine Dion/Titanic smash My Heart Will Go On in 1998, but the following year he released Classics in the Key of G, a collection of jazz standards like Round Midnight and Body & Soul, possibly to reclaim some jazz credibility.
 
Faith: A Holiday Album was released that same year, followed up by a limited edition re-release of the 1997 Greatest Hits disc. 2002 found Kenny G dipping into tropical territory with Paradise, which featured guest appearances by Brian McKnight and Chanté Moore. This was followed by a music video collection, another holiday album, entitled Wishes, and, in 2003, a second greatest-hits collection, Ultimate Kenny G. Perhaps in a bid to shake up his discography a bit, in 2004 Kenny G released At Last...The Duets Album, which featured duets with LeAnn Rimes and Chaka Khan. Two years later, smooth jazzs king of the soprano sax returned to a purely instrumental approach on the brassy, big-band-inspired albums Holiday Collection and Im in the Mood for Love. 2006 was also the year the artist was dubbed the best golfer in music by Golf Digest, beating out Vince Gill for the number one spot.
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    fannaiqi(有一个让人伤心的地方!)2014-12-07 22:19 赞(57) 弱(0)
    就是因为他,买的萨克斯,结果现在萨克斯荒废了,但是他一直在!
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    想飞越的橙子同学(生于白昼,隐与黑夜。)2014-06-17 21:30 赞(42) 弱(0)
    老爸当年读研的时候买了一堆疯狂英语。记得有一期他当封面……我给他添上了一把大胡子配他的发型。掩面。叔我对你不起。
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    好不容易考了个萨克斯9级

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