David Sanborn

~ Person


David 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. Sanborn has also worked extensively as a session musician, notably on David Bowie's Young Americans (1975).

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." Sanborn is often identified with radio-friendly smooth jazz. However, Sanborn has expressed a disinclination for both the genre itself and his association with it.

In his three-and-a-half-decade career, Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards and has had eight gold albums and one platinum album. He continues to be one of the most highly active musicians of his genre, with over 150 tour dates in 2010.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Legends of Jazz (With Ramsey Lewis), Volume One Various Artists 1
2006 A Collection of Various Interpretations of Ain't No Sunshine Various Artists 1
2006 Pozytywne Wibracje, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
2006 Wave Music Edition Various Artists 1
2007 25 lat listy przebojów Trójki: 1999 Various Artists 1
2007 Jazz Classics, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2007 The Blue Box of Jazz Various Artists 1
2008 The Very Best of Jazz Various Artists 1
2008 City Jazz, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2008 Revolutions in Sound: Warner Bros. Records: The First Fifty Years Various Artists 1
2008 Jazz - You Night & Day Various Artists 1
2008 Smooth Jazz Cafe Collection Various Artists 1
2009 The Very Best of Bob James Bob James 1
2009 Dinner for two Various Artists 1
2010 Verve Today 2010 Various Artists 1
2010 Jazz: Le coffret idéal Various Artists 1
2010 All That...era jazzu Various Artists 1
2010 Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves for Eb (Alto) Saxophone Various Artists 1
2011 Echo Deutscher Musikpreis Jazz 2011 Various Artists 1
2011 Le coffret idéal - Jazz Cool Various Artists 1
2014 Verve & Blue Note Today 2014 Various Artists 1
Área Reservada 3 Various Artists 1
Best of Smooth Jazz, Volume 2: Under the Covers Various Artists 1
Best of Smooth Jazz, Volume 4: For Lovers Various Artists 1
Pori Jazz 40th Anniversary Album 1966-2005: Jazz on a Summer's Day Various Artists 1
Smooth Music for Small Rooms (instrumentals) Various Artists 1
The Best Of Sting 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Montreux Jazz Festival: 25ème Anniversaire Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Casino Lights: Recorded Live at Montreux, Switzerland Various Artists 1
1994 Tenderness Al Jarreau 2
1998 A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who Roger Daltrey 1
1998 One Amazing Night Various Artists 1
2009 Daltrey Sings Townshend Roger Daltrey 1
And Friends in Concert Eric Clapton 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 The King of Comedy Various Artists 1
1988 Tequila Sunrise Various Artists 1
1989 Lethal Weapon 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists 1
1992 Glengarry Glen Ross Various Artists 1
1992 Lethal Weapon 3 Various Artists 2
1995 Forget Paris Various Artists 1
1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces Marvin Hamlisch 2
Lethal Weapon Various Artists 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 First Love 宇多田ヒカル 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 REMIX: Fly Me to the Moon 宇多田ヒカル 4 2

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