David Sanborn 2-disc Anthology Out July 31; Summer Tour Dates

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David Sanborn
THEN AGAIN: THE David Sanborn
David Sanborn
David Sanborn

Alto Saxophonist’s First Double-Disc Retrospective Spans 20 Years And Shows Why He Is Among The World’s Most Successful Crossover Artists

Available July 31 From Rhino

LOS ANGELES – David Sanborn stands as one of the world’s most successful crossover artists. Playing with unflinching conviction and using his alto saxophone like a singer uses their voice, Sanborn’s instantly recognizable mix of jazz, R&B and pop has earned six Grammy® Awards and nine gold and platinum albums.

Rhino celebrates Sanborn’s first two decades as an artist with THEN AGAIN: THE DAVID SANBORN ANTHOLOGY. This two-disc retrospective, which features 29 songs chosen by Sanborn, will be available July 31 digitally ($14.99) and on CD ($19.98). Before its official release, the collection will be available from davidsanborn.com as well as at upcoming performances on Sanborn’s extensive summer tour (see itinerary below).

Spanning the mid-’70s to the mid-’90s, THEN AGAIN illustrates the graceful evolution of Sanborn’s ability to bring divergent genres into an original marriage of his own making. “The common denominator,” according to David Ritz’s liner notes, “is the integrity of the song.”

The first disc progresses chronologically, starting with “The Whisperer” from Sanborn’s 1975 debut Taking Off before concluding with “Missing You” from 1996’s Songs From The Night Before. Among the other selections featured on the opening disc are “The Dream” and the Grammy-winning “Chicago Song,” two tracks from 1987’s A Change Of Heart, a standout album from Sanborn’s catalog celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

For the second disc, Sanborn mixes songs from different years to great effect, placing the exquisite chamber piece “Lotus Blossom” from 1978’s Heart To Heart alongside “The Water Is Wide,” a track from 1995’s Love Songs that features vocals by Linda Ronstadt. The disc also includes “Never Enough,” one of four songs on THEN AGAIN from 1986’s Double Vision, a collaborative effort with keyboardist/arranger Bob James. Closing out the collection is “Anywhere I Wander,” a standard Sanborn loved growing up in St. Louis after seeing Danny Kaye sing it in the film Han Christian Andersen. “The melody continues to haunt me,” he explains in the liner notes.

Then Again: The David Sanborn Anthology Track Listing

Disc One

  1. “The Whisperer”
  2. “Benjamin”
  3. “Lisa”
  4. “It’s You”
  5. “Love Will Come Someday”
  6. “As We Speak”
  7. “Hideaway”
  8. “More Than Friends” – Bob James and David Sanborn
  9. “Maputo” – Bob James and David Sanborn
  10. “Since I Fell For You” – Bob James and David Sanborn with Vocal by Al Jarreau
  11. “Chicago Song”
  12. “The Dream”
  13. “So Far Away”
  14. “Bang Bang”
  15. “Missing You”

Disc Two

  1. “Back Again”
  2. “Rain On Christmas”
  3. “A Tear For Crystal”
  4. “Lotus Blossom”
  5. “The Water Is Wide”
  6. “Snakes”
  7. “First Song”
  8. “Try A Little Tenderness”
  9. “Never Enough” – Bob James and David Sanborn
  10. “One In A Million”
  11. “Straight To The Heart”
  12. “Goodbye”
  13. “Let’s Just Say Goodbye”
  14. “Anywhere I Wander”

David Sanborn: Summer Tour Dates


27 New York, NY Spirit Cruise

28 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall

29 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino

30 Harrisburg, PA Whitaker Center


5-6 Gabarone, Botswana Gaborone Convention Center

7 Brakpan, South Africa Carnival City Casino

14 Sacramento, CA Woodlake Hotel - The Grove

15 Temecula, CA Thornton Winery

21 Snoqualmie, WA Snoqualmie Resort

22 Winter Park, CO Hideway Park - Winter Park Jazz Festival


9 Dallas, TX Winspear Opera House

10 El Paso, TX Abraham Chavez Performing Arts Theatre

11 Tucson, AZ Fox Theater

12 Long Beach, CA Rainbow Lagoon Park (LB Jazz Fest)

16 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater

17 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live

18 Atlanta, GA Sunset Jazz Fest @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre

19 Louisville, KY Jim Porter's

21 Milwaukee, WI Potawatomi Bingo Casino - Northern Lights Theater

22 Detroit, MI Chene Park

23 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

24 Country Club Hills, IL Country Club Hills Theater

25 Burnsville, MN Burnsville PAC

31 North Charleston, SC North Charleston PAC


21 Las Vegas, NV Texas Station Gambling Hall & Casino

22 Guerneville, CA Johnson’s Beach & Resort

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