January 29, 2010
The songs and performances that the late Ray Charles made great are the inspiration for alto saxophonist David Sanborn’s latest recording,Only Everything. Sanborn and legendary producer Phil Ramone have teamed up again to take on a collection of classic songs like, “Let The Good Time Roll” and “Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home”, assembing a mega-talent lineup to give them a solid spin. Hammond B-3 organ impressario Joey DeFrancesco is joined by drumming great Steve Gadd as the core of a powerhouse rhythm section. A backing horn collective, which includes Bob Malach on tenor sax and Mike Davis on bass trombone, add even more fire to the proceedings. Featured on “Hallelujah, I Love Her So”, one of the album’s two vocals, is the iconic James Taylor (Gee, too bad they couldn’t get anybody,right?). While all this is going on, Sanborn is out front sounding like a million bucks on a project that does the legacy of Brother Ray proud.
Click here to listen to a clip of “The Peeper”.
Tracks: The Peeper, Only Everything, Hard Times, Let The Good Times Roll, Baby Won’t You Please Come Home, You’ve Changed, Hallelujah, I Love Her So, Blues In The Night.