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The Best of David Sanborn

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
During the 13 years he spent recording for Warner Bros., David Sanborn had more than his share of artistic triumphs, but at times wasted his considerable talents on radio-friendly schlock. Containing more pluses than minuses, The Best of David Sanborn paints an honest picture of his jazz/R&B/pop work for that label. Sanborn's distinctive alto is a joy on both rugged, gritty jazz/R&B like "Slam" and "Anything You Want" and such lyrical and heartfelt ballads as "Rain on Christmas," "A Tear for Crystal," and "Lisa." Meanwhile, a mindless, note-for-note cover of Gladys Knight & the Pips' "Neither One of Us" exemplifies Sanborn at his radio-friendly worst. But ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
During the 13 years he spent recording for Warner Bros., David Sanborn had more than his share of artistic triumphs, but at times wasted his considerable talents on radio-friendly schlock. Containing more pluses than minuses, The Best of David Sanborn paints an honest picture of his jazz/R&B/pop work for that label. Sanborn's distinctive alto is a joy on both rugged, gritty jazz/R&B like "Slam" and "Anything You Want" and such lyrical and heartfelt ballads as "Rain on Christmas," "A Tear for Crystal," and "Lisa." Meanwhile, a mindless, note-for-note cover of Gladys Knight & the Pips' "Neither One of Us" exemplifies Sanborn at his radio-friendly worst. But despite the inclusion of a few stinkers, this 16-song CD isn't a bad introduction to his Warner Bros. output.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227985158
  • Catalog Number: 45768
  • Sales rank: 35,110

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chicago Song (4:35)
  2. 2 The Dream (4:58)
  3. 3 Let's Just Say Goodbye (4:35)
  4. 4 Slam (4:10)
  5. 5 Lesley Ann (4:05)
  6. 6 Carly's Song (5:12)
  7. 7 Anything You Want (3:43)
  8. 8 A Tear for Crystal (5:30)
  9. 9 Over and Over (3:40)
  10. 10 Rain on Christmas (4:46)
  11. 11 Hideaway (3:45)
  12. 12 It's You (5:11)
  13. 13 As We Speak (4:17)
  14. 14 Lisa (4:28)
  15. 15 Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye) (4:15)
  16. 16 Lotus Blossom (6:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Sanborn Primary Artist, Electric Piano, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Multi Instruments, fender rhodes
Patti Austin Background Vocals
James Taylor Background Vocals
Luther Vandross Background Vocals
Hiram Bullock Guitar, Electric Guitar
Michael Colina Synthesizer, Strings, Polymoog, Crumar
Don Grolnick Piano, Clavinet, fender rhodes
Omar Hakim Drums
Stanley Jordan Guitar
David Lasley Background Vocals
Ricky Peterson Electric Piano
Bernard Wright Synthesizer
Ralph MacDonald Percussion, Conga, Cymbals, Triangle, Multi Instruments
Nile Rodgers Rhythm Guitar
Michael Sembello Synthesizer, Guitar, Background Vocals
Bill Evans Saxophone
Michael Ruff Vocals
Tawatha Agee Background Vocals
Ray Bardani Percussion, Tambourine, Multi Instruments, Hand Clapping, cowbell
Herb Bushler Bass
Lenny Castro Percussion, Conga, Timbales, Multi Instruments
Kacey Cisyk Background Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Howard "Buzz" Feiten Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Steve Ferone Drums
Steve Ferrone Drums
Don Freeman Synthesizer, Keyboards
Steve Gadd Drums
Lani Groves Background Vocals
Neil Jason Bass
Yvonne Lewis Background Vocals
Jody Linscott Conga, cowbell
Michael Mainieri Jr. Multi Instruments, Vibes
Rick Marotta Drums
Hugh McCracken Electric Guitar
Jason Miles Synthesizer
Marcus Miller Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Multi Instruments
Jeff Mironov Acoustic Guitar
Andy Newmark Drums
Lance Ong Synthesizer
Valerie Simpson Background Vocals
David Spinozza Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Randy Waldman Keyboards
Casey Young Synthesizer
Wayman Tisdale Vocals
Arnold McCuller Background Vocals
Adam Dorn Vocals
Ava Gardner Vocals
Mark Stevens Background Vocals
Cliff Braithwaite Vocals
Bibi Green Vocals
Steve Jordan Guitar
Bill Jones Vocals
Mark Stevens Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Michael Colina Producer, Executive Producer, String Arrangements
Don Friedman Composer
Stanley Jordan Drum Fills
Michael Sembello Arranger, Programming
John Simon Producer, Executive Producer
Richard Alderson Engineer
Ray Bardani Producer, Engineer
Hilary Bercovici Engineer
Paul Brown Remixing
Michael Hutchinson Engineer
Fred Maher Contributor, Drum Technician
Robert Margouleff Producer
Jason Miles Programming
Marcus Miller Arranger, Producer, drum programming, Percussion Programming
Andy Newmark drum programming
Matt Pierson Producer
Marti Robertson Engineer
Howard Siegel Engineer
Casey Young Programming, Synclavier Programming
Scott Hull Mastering
Hans Neleman Contributor, Collage
Linda Cobb Art Direction
Steve Jordan Drum Fills
James D. Wheatherly Composer
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