If you haven’t read Pat Metheny go off on Kenny G, it’s worth your time
This epic teardown of Kenny G by Pat Metheny came from kottke a while back.
But he did show a knack for connecting to the basest impulses of the large crowd by deploying his two or three most effective licks (holding long notes and playing fast runs – never mind that there were lots of harmonic clams in them) at the key moments to elicit a powerful crowd reaction (over and over again). The other main thing I noticed was that he also, as he does to this day, played horribly out of tune – consistently sharp.
It just gets better. I really want to quote the paragraph that started me hysterically laughing but I don’t want to give anything away.