LISTENING TO KENNY G
Directed by Penny Lane (Hail Satan?), Listening to Kenny G takes a humorous but incisive look at the best-selling instrumentalist of all time – and quite possibly one of the most famous living musicians. The fourth installment in the Music Box series, the film investigates the artist born Kenny Gorelick – who took the pop charts by storm with his 1986 breakthrough single, "Songbird" – exploring his talent for playing jazz so smoothly that a whole new genre, "Smooth Jazz," formed around him, and questioning fundamental assumptions about art and excellence. In his own words, Kenny G speaks candidly about his musical background, his stringent work ethic, and his controversial standing in the jazz canon – along with insights from fans and critics alike.
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