David Sanborn

Renowned and revered the world over as one of the greatest saxophone players of all-time, David Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians while creating a body of work that spans the genres of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, pop and jazz. A naturally gifted performer, David has helped defined the saxophone’s modern sound while influencing a generation.

Born July 30, 1945 in Tampa, Florida, David William Sanborn contracted polio when he was only 3 years old. As a part of his rehabilitative therapy, David was introduced to the saxophone. It was an introduction with consequences quite beyond the imagination of his parents, doctors - or anyone else. The selection of the alto sax - a favourite from David’s days spent listening to the radio - would prove to be a pivotal moment in the development of his sound.

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Albums

Only Everything
Only Everything
Decca Music Group
2010
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[no cover]
Live At Montreux 1984...
Cristal Records
2009
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Here & Gone
Here & Gone
Decca Music Group
2009
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Here & Gone
Here & Gone
Decca Music Group
2008
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Closer
Closer
Verve Music Group
2005
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[no cover]
Closer
Cristal Records
2004
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