Answer (1 of 15): I remember hearing Kenny G when I was just a 13 year old and trying to learn and play jazz saxophone. I didn't know what "qualified" as jazz, so I assumed this music fit in somewhere. My dad, who doesn't play jazz, I think really enjoyed Kenny G's sound so he encouraged me to li. The sound of Kenny G's saxophone is as iconic as his curly coif; indeed, both are instantly recognizable. His latest release, New Standards, the title of his 19th studio album, fifth for Concord Records and first since 2015's Brazilian Nights, could well be used to describe his four-decade body of work, a vision of jazz that helped launch both a musical genre and radio format.