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Listen: Kenny G's New Album 'Namaste'

Listen: Kenny G's New Album 'Namaste'

Kenny G is trying something a little different with his latest album, Namaste, set for release next week from Concord Music Group. The smooth jazz/easy listening icon has collaborated with Indian santoor player Rahul Sharma in crafting seven tracks fusing traditional Indian folk and classical music with Kenny's smooth soprano sax stylings. The tracks -- which were originally released in India in 2011 -- have been remixed on the new album by Kid Tricky of the UK dance music group Bimbo Jones.

Kenny G, who had already been a fan of Sharma's work before he toured India in 2008, "bumped into [Sharma] just before getting on stage in Mumbai," the saxophonist told The Times of India. "We got chatting and decided to work on something together," he said.

The two reportedly emailed song files back and forth from opposite ends of the globe during their collaboration. "It wasn’t the usual formula of playing the melody,

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