Not to be confused with Duotone
, a generic term for multitone printing.
Duotones is the fourth studio album by saxophonist Kenny G. It was released by Arista Records in 1986, and peaked at number one on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, number five on the Jazz Albums chart, number six on the Billboard 200 and number eight on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
The album was certified 5× Platinum by the RIAA. April 2011 8x platinum RIAA sold 28 million internationally.
- "Songbird" - 5:03 (Kenny G.)
- "Midnight Motion" - 4:08 (Kenny G.)
- "Don't Make Me Wait for Love" (lead vocal: Lenny Williams) - 4:05 (Walter Afanasieff/Preston Glass/Narada Michael Walden)
- "Sade" - 4:20 (Kenny G.)
- "Champagne" - 4:45 (Kenny G./McDougal)
- "What Does It Take (to Win Your Love)" (lead vocal: Ellis Hall) - 4:06 (Bristol/Bullock/Fuqua)
- "Slip of the Tongue" - 4:53 (Preston Glass/Narada Michael Walden)
- "Three of a Kind" - 4:46 (Kenny G./Preston Glass/Narada Michael Walden)
- "Esther" - 5:24 (Kenny G.)
- "You Make Me Believe" (lead vocal: Claytoven Richardson) - 5:19 (Walter Afanasieff/Kenny G./Preston Glass/Narada Michael Walden)
- Produced By Narada Michael Walden, Kenny G. and Preston Glass
- Engineered By Gordon Lyon
- Drums, Percussion: Cory Lerios, Tony Gable, Preston Glass, Greg Gonaway, Kenny McDougal
- Drum Machine Programming: Cory Lerios
- Bass: Randy Jackson, Joe Plass
- Synthesized Bass: Walter Afanasieff, Cory Lerios
- Guitars: Alan Glass, John Raymond, Corrado Rustici
- Keyboards, Synthesizers: Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G., Preston Glass, Roger Sause
- Various Programming: Sal Gallina, Preston Glass
- Other Instruments (Strings, Violin, French Horn): Sal Gallina
- The song "Sade" was indeed created with the group of the same name in mind. However, Kenny claims he's never met the band nor Sade herself.
- There are at least three versions of the CD that have been released in the US. The earlier release has a longer version of "What Does It Take". The later one has a shortened version identical to the one usually played by radio stations. There is also a version that features a different track order while including a bonus track "And You Know That" with an uncredited vocalist.