David Sanborn Songs From The Night Before
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- Released: September 24, 1996
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Elektra / WEA
Entertainment Weekly - 10/11/96, p.93"Sanborn works that fragile line between pop and jazz better than most anyone, and he's been doing it long enough to know how to keep away from elevator-bound banalities. His latest falls into a familiar groove, and that's not a bad thing..." - Rating: B
JazzTimes - 2/97, p.96"Fans of David Sanborn's alto sax sound will welcome his 14th solo issue of urban pop-jazz compositions that fit well with the smooth-jazz idiom prevalent on radio today....Sanborn's vibrato-rich solos carry vestiges of his early R&B work..."
- 4.Listen Here
- 6.Missing You
- 8.Infant Eyes
- 9.Southern Exposure
Personnel: David Sanborn (alto saxophone); George Young (soprano saxophone, clarinet, flute); Dave Tofani (tenor saxophone, flute); Randy Brecker (trumpet); John Purcell (bass clarinet, alto flute); Ricky Peterson (keyboards, bass, drum programming); Dean Brown, Philip Upchurch (guitar); Will Lee (bass); Pino Palladino (fretless bass); Steve Jordan (drums); Don Alias (percussion); Paul Peterson (programming, guitar).
Recorded at Power Station, New York, New York.
Personnel: David Sanborn (alto saxophone); Paul Peterson (guitar, programming); Dean Brown , Phil Upchurch (guitar); George Young (flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone); David Tofani (flute, tenor saxophone); John Purcell (alto flute, bass clarinet); Randy Brecker (trumpet); Ricky Peterson (keyboards, drum programming); Pino Palladino (fretless bass); Steve Jordan (drums); Don Alias (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Joe Ferla.
Recording information: Power Station Studios, New York, NY.
Photographers: Tim White ; Kim Biggs.
Unknown Contributor Role: John Purcell.
David Sanborn's distinctive alto is all over this set, caressing the melodies and playing short soulful solos in typical fashion. Joined by an electronic quartet that features prominent work by Ricky Peterson on keyboards (including bass and drum programming), plus a horn section, Sanborn gives humanity and honest feeling to what could have been an anonymous effort. In addition to the many originals, the influential altoist plays tasteful versions of Wayne Shorter's "Infant Eyes" and Eddie Harris' catchy "Listen Here." ~ Scott Yanow
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