Monday, February 16, 2009

David Sanborn Live at Montreux 1984 on DVD

A frequent visitor to the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, master-of-the-sax David Sanborn has wooed crowds with his smooth cool jazz, swinging bebop, wild rock fusion, and mesmerizing solos.

This first ever Sanborn solo DVD, Live at Montreux 1984, which hits stores on February 17th, captures a very special night in 1984, when Sanborn headlined the festival.

This performance, his second headliner at Montreux, was in support of the Grammy-winning Straight To The Heart album. Live at Montreux 1984 includes tracks from that successful release, as well as other gems from his career up until that point. The DVD features Sanborn with backing band Larry Willis (keyboards), Hiram Bullock (guitar), Tom Barney (bass), and Buddy Williams (drums). Special guest Rickie Lee Jones makes an appearance on “Autumn Leaves”, as she caresses the ivories and lends a smooth layer of her sultry voice.

Bonus material includes three tracks from Sanborn’s 1981 appearance at the festival, featuring Marcus Miller on bass, Mike Mainieri on vibes, Neil Larsen on keyboard, Robben Ford on guitar, Ricky Lawson on drums, and the percussion of Lenny Castro.

Sanborn is continuing his legacy as an authority on the saxophone in the jazz world. He released his 23rd album Here & Gone in 2008, and continues to make his signature sound heard both in the studio, and on stage.

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