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David Sanborn

Saxophonist David Sanborn joins Alyn Shipton in front of an audience at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, during the 2011 London Jazz Festival to select his best recordings.

Saxophonist David Sanborn joins Alyn Shipton in front of an audience at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, during the 2011 London Jazz Festival to select his finest recordings. A star of fusion, but with a far wider stylistic range, Sanborn looks back at his 1975 debut Taking Off (which featured his long-term associates the Brecker Brothers); 1980s triumphs such as "As We Speak" right up to his current work, including 2010's "Only Everything".

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Sun 11 Dec 2011 00:00

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  • David Sanborn

    Funky Banana

    Composer: Matthews Performers: David Sanborn, as; Michael Brecker, ts; Howard Johnson, bs, tu; Randy Brecker, tr; Peter Gordon, John Clark, Fren h; Tom Malone, trom; Don Grolnick, p, org, Fender Rhodes, Clav; Steve Khan, Buzzy Feiten, Joe Beck, g; John Beal, Bob Daugherty, b; Will Lee, b; Chris Parker, Steve Gadd, d; Ralph MacDonald, congas, bongos, perc; Jose Madera, Warren Smith, perc. 1975.

    • Taking Off.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 927295.
  • David Sanborn

    Lisa

    Composer: Sanborn Performers: David Sanborn, ss, as, ts, Fender Rhodes, org; Mike Manieri, elec vib, marimba, b mar; Michael Colina, p, synth, org; Don Grolnick, p, Fender Rhodes, Clav; Rob Mounsey, elec p; Paul Shaffer, Fender Rhodes; David Spinozza, Jeff Mironov, ac, g; Waddy Wachtel, Danny Kortchmar, Hiram Bullock, g; Neil Jason, John Evans, Marcus Miller, b; Steve Gadd, Rick Marotta, Buddy Williams, d; Jody Linscott, congas, cowbell, devil stick, cabassa; Ralph MacDonald, congas, perc; Ray Bardani, cowbell, tamb, perc; Spike, Lisa, handclaps; James Taylor, backing voc. 1979.

    • Hideaway.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 75381.
  • David Sanborn

    Wake Me Up `when It's over

    Composer: Sanborn / Miller Performers: David Sanborn, as, saxello, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer p, perc; Tom Scott, ts, fl; Michael Colina, synths; Hiram Bullock, g; Buzzy Feiten, elec and ac g; Marcus Miller, p, Fender Rhodes, synths, elec g, b, d, bells; Steve Gadd, d; Buddy Williams, d, perc; Lenny Castro, congas, timbales, perc; Ralph MacDonald, perc; Ray Bardani, gong; Patti Austin, Valerie Simpson, Kacey Cisyk, Lani Groves, Diva Gray, Gordon Grody, Hamish Stuart, backing voc. 1980.

    • Voyeur.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 256900.
  • David Sanborn

    Another Hand

    Composer: Miller Performers: David Sanborn, as; Mulgrew Miller, p; Marcus Miller, b; Jack DeJohnette, d. 1990.

    • Another Hand.
    • Elektra Musician.
    • 961088.
  • David Sanborn

    Ramblin'

    Composer: Ornette Coleman Performers: David Sanborn, as; Herb Robertson, t; Ricky Peterson, kb; Marcus Miller, b; Styeve Jordan, d. 1991

    • Upfront.
    • Elektra Musician.
    • 61272.
  • David Sanborn

    Everything Must Change

    Composer: Ighner Performers: David Sanborn, as; Don Grolnick, Kenny Barron, keys; Christian McBride, ac b; Mark Egan, fretless b; Marcus Miller, b; Steve Gadd, d; Don Alias, perc. Strings arranged by Johnny Mandel. 1994

    • Pearls.
    • Elektra Musician.
    • 61759.
  • David Sanborn

    Brother Ray

    Composer: Miller Performers: David Sanborn, as; Ricky Peterson, org; Gene Lake, d. 1998.

    • Inside.
    • Elektra.
    • 62346.
  • David Sanborn

    Capetown Fringe

    Composer: Abdullah Ibrahim Performers: David Sanborn, as; Russell Malone, g; Bob Sheppard, fl, ss, ts; Gil Goldstein, acc, elec p; Larry Goldings, elec p, org; Mike Mainieri, vibra; Christian McBride, b; Steve Gadd, d; Luis Quintero, perc. 2005.

    • Closer.
    • Verve.
    • 309502.
  • David Sanborn

    St Louis Blues

    Composer: Handy arr. Goldstein Performers: David Sanborn, as; John Moses, Charles Pillow, b cl; Lou Marini, ts; Howard Johnson, bs; Keyon Harrold, Lew Soloff, Wallace Roney, tr; Gil Goldstein, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer p and org; Ricky Peterson, Hammond b-3 org; Christian McBride, b; Steve Gadd, d. 2008.

    • Here and Gone.
    • Decca.
    • 1115202.
  • David Sanborn

    Only Everything (for Genevieve)

    Composer: Sanborn Performers: David Sanborn, as; Joey DeFrancseco, org; Steve Gadd, d. 2010.

    • Only Everything.
    • Decca.
    • 1377802.

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