- Released: September 17, 2002
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Personnel: Kenny G (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Brian McKnight (vocals, various instruments); Chante Moore (vocals); Jorge Calandrelli (conductor); Michael Landau (electric guitar); Phil Upchurch (guitar);
Heitor Pereum, Ramon Stagnaro (nylon string guitar); Randy Waldman (piano); Walter Afanasieff (Hammond B-3 organ, programming); Greg Phillinganes (keyboards); Alex Al (bass); Donell Spencer (drums); Josh Binder, Frank Maranzino (programming).
Producers: Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G, Brian McKnight.
PARADISE was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Album. "All The Way" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.
From the R&B grooves of "Midnight Magic" to the crisp romanticism of "Spanish Nights," it's easy to see why PARADISE earned the soprano sax king of smooth jazz numerous Grammy nominations. Though the esteemed Mr. Gorelick is aided here by a couple of top-shelf R&B vocalists (Brian McKnight on "All the Way" and Chante Moore on "One More Time"), it's his own mellow, highly melodic tone that is the focus of this disc. G's patented brand of user-friendly, mostly instrumental pop is as dependable as any other American tradition you can think of, and fans of his style may enter PARADISE with confidence.