Sanborn is by far the hardest working jazz sax player today. This six-time Grammy Award winner is justly famed for his standout solo on David Bowie's 1975 hit "Young Americans"--one of many celebrated recording projects that evolved out of Sanborn's live supporting roles.
Indeed, his matchless tone has additionally been sought to bolster performances by the esteemed likes of Eric Clapton, The Eagles, the Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder--many of whom have likewise gone on to enlist his inimitable sax presence in the studio.
"Among the great saxophonists of the past four decades," says one Rolling Stone writer, "David Sanborn has earned an identity all his own. He's jazz, he's funk, he's soul, he's pop, he's blues, he's rock. Most remarkably, he excels in each of these genres with a voice that is both forceful and tender, sensuous and subtle."