Win 'Only Everything' from David Sanborn!
'Only Everything' - the new album from legendary saxophonist David Sanborn – shows Sanborn paying homage to the aesthetic of Ray Charles with new passion and vigor. 'Only Everything' comes on the heels of 2008’s critically acclaimed Here And Gone with the New York Times noting “It’s a tribute and a testament, brimming with conviction… the effect is a disarming delight.”
'Only Everything' was produced by longtime collaborator and friend Phil Ramone with Joss Stone lending her sultry vocals once again for Ray Charles’ “Let The Good Times Roll” while James Taylor completes a hypnotic rendition on “Hallelujah, I Love Her So”.
Accompanying Sanborn with rhythmic grooves are musicians Steve Gadd (drums) and Joey DeFrancesco (Hammond B3). Marking the first collaboration with DeFrancesco, the Hammond B3 served as the overall theme and core sound for the album. Arranged by Gil Goldstein, the saxophone and organ harmoniously blend to make a sound that is truly unique but also reminiscent of the great Ray Charles.
Sanborn elaborates on the union of the instruments; “His mastery of the instrument is complete. But more than a technically remarkable player, Joey has a feeling that’s unparalleled. No one grooves harder, yet no one relaxes deeper. While this is my first recording date with Joey, I’ve been teaming with Steve Gadd for years, a remarkable drummer who plays in service of the music. He colors his drum tones with subtlety, pushing us forward even as he lays back.”
Besides the two vocal tracks on the album, other stand-outs include “The Peeper”- a tribute to Hank Crawford, “Only Everything”- a Sanborn original dedicated to his first grandchild, Genevieve, as well as the haunting tribute to Fathead Newman’s “Hard Times”.
If you would like to win a copy of this new CD, just answer this easy question: From 1988-89, Sanborn co-hosted which late-night TV music show on NBC with Jools Holland?!
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