David Sanborn - Sondz

Overview

David William Sanborn (born July 30, 1945) is an American alto saxophonist. Though Sanborn has worked in many genres, his solo recordings typically blend jazz with instrumental pop and R&B. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school.

One of the most commercially successful American saxophonists to earn prominence since the 1980s, Sanborn is described by critic Scott Yannow as "the most influential saxophonist on pop, R&B, and crossover players of the past 20 years." He is often identified with radio-friendly smooth jazz, but he has expressed a disinclination for the genre and his association with it.

Facts

Born30 July 1945 (Age: 77), in Tampa
AreaBeverly Hills
Years active57
StatusActive
GenderMale
Role(s)PerformerAlto SaxophoneSaxophoneBrass
Label(s)Warner Bros. RecordsElektraElektra EntertainmentVerveDecca RecordsBlue NoteX5 Music GroupRhinoReprise RecordsA&M Records

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Discography

YearTitle
Enjoy the View2014Enjoy the View
Quartette Humaine2013Quartette Humaine
Only Everything2010Only Everything
Here and Gone2008Here and Gone
Promise Me The Moon2007Promise Me The Moon
Closer2005Closer
Timeagain2003Timeagain
Inside1999Inside
Songs From the Night Before1996Songs From the Night Before
Pearls1995Pearls

Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Marcus Miller
Marcus MillerCreditBassArrangerVocal arranger (background vocals)Background vocalsVocoderStringsProducerVocal arrangerInstrument arranger (synthesizer)
Steve Gadd
Steve GaddCreditDrums (drum set)
Michael Colina
Michael ColinaProducerKeyboardSynthesizerInstrument arranger (strings)Electric pianoPianoInstrument arranger (synthesizer)Programming (synthesizer)
Ray Bardani
Ray BardaniMixProducerEngineerGongTambourineCymbalPercussion
Don Grolnick
Don GrolnickKeyboardPianoElectric pianoClavinetArranger
Joe Ferla
Joe FerlaMixRecordingEngineer
Bob James
Bob JamesArrangerPianoCredit
Ralph MacDonald
Ralph MacDonaldCongasPercussionFinger cymbals
Don Alias
Don AliasPercussion
Christian McBride
Christian McBrideBass