Sunday, February 28, 2010

Jazz Brunch Jam - Hallelujah I Love Her So

Although the name David Sanborn might not ring any bells for you, he's been wailing on his saxophone for over forty years now, as session musician, band member, and band leader. He's played jazz, he's played pop, he's played blues. And in January he released his latest album, Only Everything. On it he pays homage to two musicians he appreciates: Ray Charles, who Sanborn covers a few times on the album( Hallelujah I Love Her So, with James Taylor singing - listen to it below, and Let The Good Times Roll, which Joss Stone does a wonderful job interpreting), and Hank Crawford, who played with Charles in the 50's and 60's as his saxophone player (a cover of his song The Peeper opens the album up).

While Sanborn might be a player who's flown low under the radar, his playing is not to be missed. Whether it's the slow burning sultriness of Only Everything (For Genevieve) or the melancholy Baby Won't You Please Come Home. The swinging lines of The Peeper to the dark Blues In The Night. Then, if you want to switch things up a bit, check out his collaboration with Guru on the 4th volume of his Jazzmatazz series below.

Visit his website, his label Decca Records, and become his friend on MySpace.

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