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After saxophonist David Sanborn recorded the well-received Quartette Humaine acoustic jazz album with pianist Bob James as a one-off for OKeh Records in 2013, the label continued the conversation with the renowned six-time Grammy winning alto sax star who released eight gold albums and one platinum. That exchange led to Sanborn to link up with his old collaborative friend, electric bassist Marcus Miller, to serve as producer in creating the superb jazz-meets-R&B recording Time and the River. "I felt like I was in good hands," says Sanborn. "Marcus can cover all the bases-as arranger, composer, instrumentalist, producer-and since we have a lot of history together, working together was like shorthand."
David Sanborn returns to Indianapolis' 'Jazz Kitchen' for two sold-out shows / NUVO
The great David Sanborn made a return appearance to the world famous Jazz Kitchen for a sold-out, two night engagement this weekend. Is been a while since Sanborn has played the Jazz Kitchen but he wasted little time in getting re-aquainted with the loyal crowd. Starting off with two tunes by the great Michael Brecker, including "Tumbleweeds" and "Half Moon Lane", they performed "Maputo" by...
Sanborn Sessions Episode 2 features: Michael McDonald and Brian Owens / JazzTimes - Video Premiere
Saxophonist David Sanborn plays and chats with two exemplars of soul singing; Michael McDonald, and Brian Owens. JazzTimes is honored to premiere the second episode of Sanborn Sessions, the digital music show from multiple Grammy Award-winning saxophonist David Sanborn, sponsored by pro audio retailer Sweetwater. In this episode, soul standouts from two generations-Doobie Brothers legend and Gra...
David Sanborn set for the UCO's Mitchell Hall / newsok
Over the past six decades, star saxophonist David Sanborn has played Woodstock with bluesman Paul Butterfield, toured with Stevie Wonder and jazz innovator Gil Evans, collaborated with Paul Simon and James Taylor and recorded the famed solo on David Bowie's "Young Americans," all while releasing 25 albums of his own. The six-time Grammy Award winner known for his genre-crossing music will perform in ...
DownBeat Q&A with David Sanborn
David Sanborn was the most salient alto saxophonist of the '70s and '80s, a musician who parlayed his visceral, immediately recognizable sound into a successful solo career that netted half a dozen Grammy Awards and spawned, somewhat to his chagrin, the genre now known as smooth jazz. But Sanborn's roots are laid deep in the blues-he played with Albert King when he was 14-and he also came up around a...
David Sanborn rocks Nairobi's Safaricom Jazz Festival / The Star
Six time Grammy-winning alto saxophonist David Sanborn delighted fans at a packed Kasarani Training Grounds with a two-hour long set Sunday evening, blasting through his extensive catalogue. Sanborn who was the headlining act at the Safaricom International Jazz festival gave thousands of music fans who were present at the venue a spectacular display. Before he rocked the audience, other major acts on the...
David Sanborn set for 'Tampa Bay Black Heritage Fest / WUSF interview
Renowned saxophonist David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Having inspired countless other musicians, Dave has worked in many genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and lately, more and more traditional jazz. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he w...
David Sanborn set to headline Nairobi's 'Safaricom International Jazz Festival' / The Star
Grammy Award winner David Sanborn is set to headline this year's edition of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival, to be held on Saturday 26, February at Nairobi Kenya's - Kasarani Training Grounds. Sanborn has released 24 albums – eight of them Gold and one Platinum – in a career spanning over four decades. A performer with the uncanny ability to draw in even the harshest jazz c...
Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but David Sanborn / PSNEurope
The appearance of American alto saxophonist David Sanborn, whether in France or elsewhere in Europe, is such a rarity that there was no way PSNEuropewould miss an evening in his presence. Sanborn – winner of six Grammys and an output of 24 albums in a 35-year career – starred with his Electric Band at the 35th edition of Jazz Sous Les Pommiers Festival (‘jazz under the ap...
David Sanborn has defined the sound of sax for more than two decades / Financial Times
His alto saxophone sound has been called everything from "imploring" to "nearly hysterical bleatings". Yet David Sanborn's soulful mix of blues holler and angular modernism has defined the sound of sax in pop and R&B for more than two decades. So widely imitated was Sanborn's sound that by the mid-1990s some critics had lost sight of the fact that the St Louis-raised musician had developed it in the ...
Marcus Miller & David Sanborn chat with WFDD Radio about upcoming John Coltrane Festival
The John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival in High Point, North Carolina was established to celebrate the life and music of one of the city's most famous native sons. Coltrane transformed the jazz world with his unique approaches to harmony, virtuosity, and lasting compositions. Now in its fifth year, the John Coltrane Festival continues to grow and to attract today's leading jazz ar...
David Sanborn. Star of Jazz & Rib Festival / Columbus Dispatch
Fifteen minutes past his start time last night at the Jazz & Rib Festival, David Sanborn's roadies were just spraying Windex on his drummer's plexiglass sound wall. The hit-making saxophonist didn't dally much more, though, to the delight of the gigantic crowd, packed like sardines on the AEP Stage's archway park and up the side hills to the surrounding parking lots.
David Sanborn - Time and the River / WCSU Radio review
A couple of story lines worth mentioning with the release of David Sanborn's 31st career solo album. For starters he is celebrating his 40th year as a recording artist after making his debut back in 1975 and it marked the return of Bassist, Producer & Composer Marcus Miller after a 5-year hiatus where he continued to take his skill set to another level by writing film scores for the likes of Jami...
Abused dog finds home with David Sanborn / Macon Telegraph
This story was posted by Crossover Media pooches - T and Mu Callie, roughly 3 years old, was seized in February from Macon owners who'd neglected and starved her. The emaciated boxer-Lab-bulldog mix was nursed back to health and ended up in the hands of a New York City rescue group. David Sanborn and his wife took the dog in about a month and a half ago. "She is such a sweetheart,"...
David Sanborn - Time and the River / Jazz Weekly
At this stage in his illustrious career, David Sanborn has nothing to prove. Yet, his latest releases seem to reflect that he believes he does, and it's that he's a jazzer at heart. On this latest release, produced by his alumnus and early bassist Marcus Miller, Sanborn displays his penetrating tone on a wonderful mix of themes that veer between vintage R&B and Afro Cuban, with even a searing duet wi...
David Sanborn will close this week's Seabreeze Jazz Festival / Smooth 106.3
The 17th annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival returns to Aaron Bessant Park on Thursday with 20 top smooth jazz acts over four days. Named "Top 10 Jazz Festival" by JazzIZ Magazine, Seabreeze brings in more than 25,000 fans for an upbeat and cool weekend of good vibes. This year's lineup includes George Benson, Norman Brown, Al Jarreau, and, the one and only - David Sanborn. "David Sanborn is our festival ...
David Sanborn Band plays Barbican, London / Financial Times
Midway through a scorching and soulful set, American alto saxophonist David Sanborn owned up to watching too many political shows on US television recently. "They just talked about each other," he said. "It made me angrier and angrier." He channelled his fury into a new composition, and came up with "Ordinary People", a bittersweet lament which he played movingly. But the passion and focus didn't end...