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David Sanborn "Closer" album. David Sanborn "Closer" new album is available January 11, 2005 on Verve Records.

In the '70s, David Sanborn came to define the saxophone in Contemporary Pop music through his work with David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Paul Simon, and James Taylor. In the '80s, he defined the sound of the saxophone in Contemporary Jazz. Today, David Sanborn is once again taking the lead as one of music's seminal figures, redefining his instrument and his place in music.

For Closer, six-time Grammy-winner David Sanborn selected music from an extensive array of songwriters and composers; everyone from Charlie Chaplin to James Taylor is represented here. David Sanborn also contributes two original tunes to the mix.

On "Closer," David Sanborn surrounds himself with the same all-star ensemble that supported him on timeagain: the core group on the recording features Larry Goldings (electric piano, organ), Mike Mainieri (vibraphone), Russell Malone (guitar), Christian McBride (bass), Steve Gadd (drums), pianist/accordionist Gil Goldstein and Luis Quintero (percussion). Saxophonist Bob Sheppard makes a special appearance on one number. Adding to the overall cohesiveness of the project, legendary producer Stewart Levine again helms the production along with Joe Ferla, who engineered and mixed.

David Sanborn "Closer" begins with a sultry rendition of "Tin Tin Deo" by Gil Fuller and Chano Pozo which then leads into Horace Silver's classic "Señor Blues," one of two of the great pianist's works on the record. (The other is "Enchantment.") Other songs on this new recording include the upbeat "Capetown Fringe" (Abdullah Ibrahim) as well as a heartfelt reading of Charlie Chaplin's iconic "Smile," which was co-written by Charlie Chaplin along with Geoffrey Parsons and John Turner.

One of "Closer"'s highlights is David Sanborn's take on James Taylor's timeless "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight." This beautiful rendition features vocals by the talented young singer Lizz Wright, David Sanborn's Verve labelmate.

Rounding out the collection are "Ballad of the Sad Young Men" by Tommy Wolf and Fran Landesman, "Poinciana" by Nat Simon and Buddy Bernier, and "You Must Believe in Spring" by Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, and Jacques Demy, along with the saxophonist's two new compositions: "Another Time, Another Place" and "Sofia."

David Sanborn "Closer" album tracklisting:
1. Tin Tin Deo
2. Senor Blues
3. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
4. Smile
5. Enchantment
6. Ballad Of The Sad Young Men
7. Another Time, Another Place
8. Capetown Fringe
9. Poinciana
10. You Must Believe In Spring
11. Sofia

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