Whygold’s Weekend

Whygold’s Weekend

… under this motto I present you my music tip for the weekend.

Maybe one or the other discovers something new.

Consciously listening to music is, in my opinion, as important as reading a good book.

Today: David Sanborn – Close-Up


David “Dave” William Sanborn (born July 30 , 1945 in Tampa, Florida) is an American saxophonist who has been most prominent in pop music, smooth jazz, R&B and blues. Jazz journalist Scott Yanow has called Sanborn “the most influential saxophonist on pop, R&B, and crossover players of the past 20 years.”

At the age of three, he contracted polio. He began playing alto saxophone as therapy. Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, he was significantly inspired by Chicago blues musicians. While still in high school, he played with musicians such as Albert King and Little Milton. He first studied at Northwestern University for one year (1963/64) before transferring to the University of Iowa in 1965, where he continued his studies until 1967. At the age of 20 he got married. In 1967 he moved to the West Coast, where he played with Paul Butterfield’s Butterfield Blues Band until 1971; then he worked with Stevie Wonder. Since 1973 he also played with Gil Evans in his orchestra, to be heard as a soloist among others in
The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix
There Comes a Time
(1975) and

Sanborn recorded his first solo album, Taking Off, in 1975. In 1978 he supported Melanie Safka on her album Phonogenetic. Not Just Another Pretty FaceIn the 1980s he became known for his album Hideaway. He has played with Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller, the Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Sting, Tommy Bolin, Paul Simon, David Bowie, Steve Gadd, Nena and Miles Davis, among others. Several of his albums won Grammy Awards.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Sanborn had his own radio show(The Jazz Show with David Sanborn).[3] He is the father of Jonathan Sanborn, to whom he dedicates all his albums.

(Source: Wikipedia)

A distinctive alto saxophone sound on a typical 80s production. I love it !

Have fun listening to this album !

Your Chris Weigold

P.S.: Maybe you enjoy the listening pleasure together with a Glass of wine from our “Orchestra of Cultures Edition”.