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The Jazz Channel Presents Kenny Rankin (BET on Jazz)
The Jazz Channel Presents Kenny Rankin
BET on Jazz
Actor: Kenny Rankin
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2001     1hr 14min

Famed saxophonist Stan Getz once referred to Kenny Rankin as "the horn with a heart." Rankin's elegant tenor voice and gift for jazz, pop and Latin phrasing have made him a favorite of singers like Mel Torme, Al Jarreau, T...  more »


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Actor: Kenny Rankin
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Jazz, DTS
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/04/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 14min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Kenny Rankin
Chris Carson | Long Grove, IL United States | 11/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a music lover that owns over 2,000 albums/cds ranging from Sinatra to Bill Withers (2 of my all-time favorites) and everywhere between. I'm not into rap at all. Not big on country (though I think singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb is brilliant). I believe that Kenny Rankin is one of the most underappreciated vocalists of all time. His voice is awsome. I have had the pleasure of seeing him perform live about 6 times, mostly in the past 5 years. He was absolutely terrific! I find this recent dvd and cd very enjoyable. Buy it. Better yet, catch one of his live shows. You will LOVE him. I also suggest you visit his web site at Once there you can view his guest book where you will read comments from thousands of fans that are nuts about him. Not too long ago Tony Bennett was having a tough time connecting with the huge base of fans that he now enjoys. I'm happy for him because I think he's great. I wish that Kenny might enjoy a resurgence in popularity similar to Mr. Bennett's because--Kenny Rankin is a rare and gifted artist!Sincerely,Chris Carson
He has The Voice, period.
Chris Carson | 12/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Kenny Rankin brings to mind James Taylor, with guitar chops. Frankly, his voice is so effortless and beautiful, not much else matters. I disagree with the other reviewers that this DVD is so well recorded. The guitar sounds dead and the string quartet is too loud. But it does not matter! He has THE voice, in the same way that Sarah Vaughan and Eva Cassidy did. Effortless. Perfect.Frankly, I think a lot of this was lost on the BET audience. (They're probably still angry about having to sit through Kenny G). Even if you've never heard of Kenny Rankin, if you like people who don't sound there's any effort at all (and he's never had a lesson) pick up this DVD. Along with James Taylor, Eva Cassidy and a few others Kenny is an American musical treasure."
Wow, Kenny Rankin is in my livingroom!
beezus_martin | Staten Island, NY United States | 09/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Each time I've seen Kenny Rankin at the Bottom Line in New York, I've come away amazed by this man's stunning voice. This DVD does not disappoint. His poignant interpretations continue to touch me year after year. I bought a DVD player, just for this performance - I'm glad I did!"
Kenny Rankin with Great Band
Howard Wexler | White Plains, NY United States | 01/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been lucky enough to see Rankin many times, the latest being a few months ago. This DVD is a live concert, pure Rankin.Great backup band and the interview with him is superb as well."