Starbucks, Concord to release Kenny G album


MUMBAI: Internationally celebrated recording artist Kenny G, acclaimed as the biggest-selling instrumental musician of the modern era, will release his new album Rhythm and Romance on 5 February with Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records.

The album marks Kenny’s first-ever CD of Latin love songs, arriving just in time for Valentine’s Day. The album will be available in traditional retail outlets as well as Starbucks company-operated locations in the US and Canada .

Rhythm and Romance marks his debut release for Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records, the same team which co-released Ray Charles’ Genius Loves Company and Sergio Mendes’ Timeless.

“Kenny G is one of the most successful artists of our time and his work has inspired music lovers everywhere,” said Starbucks Entertainment president Ken Lombard. “It is a great pleasure to work with Kenny G and our friends at Concord to co-release Rhythm and Romance.”

“There are very few instrumentalists who have transcended their genres and become house-hold names,” said Concord Music Group president & CEO Glen Barros. “With Rhythm and Romance, Kenny G has applied his distinctive style to the already emotionally charged Latin genre and the results are sure to connect with his millions of fans.”

“I want to thank Concord Records and Starbucks for what has been one of the most enjoyable experiences of my career,” said Kenny. “To have the opportunity to play with these amazing musicians has allowed my music to grow in ways I have never expected.”