The legendary saxophonist's Verve debut and first new recording in 4 years! Timeagain features Christian McBride, Steve Gadd, Russell Malone & Mike Mainieri.
Over the years, David Sanborn has had a way of coming up with intriguing album titles, including "Songs from the Night Before", "Hearsay", "Voyeur" and "Another Hand". There is always an interesting story behind the titles that Sanborn comes up with, and "timeagain" is no exception. How did "timeagain", get its title? Sanborn explains: "I came up with the title "timeagain" because much of this album is reexamining things from my past. On "timeagain", I'm readdressing songs that have meant a lot to me over the years-some of which I heard when I was growing up in St. Louis."
But "timeagain" isn't strictly an album of classics; Sanborn also provides three original pieces and an interpretation of Joni Mitchell's "Man from Mars". Nor is "timeagain" the work of someone who claims to be a jazz purist--it is, however, the work of a well respected, versatile improviser who has credibility in the jazz world as well as the R&B/rock/pop world. Like many of Sanborn's previous releases, "timeagain" combines the freedom and spontaneity of jazz with the groove-oriented accessibility of soul and funk. And he does so with the help of an all-star cast.
Performers: David Sanborn, saxophone; Steve Gadd, drums; Christian McBride, bass; Russell Malone, guitar; Mike Mainieri, vibraphone; Gil Goldstein, piano; Ricky Peterson, keyboards, drum loops; Don Alias, percussion; Luis Quintero, percussion; Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn; Lawrence Feldman, alto flute, bass flute.
1. Comin' Home Baby
2. Cristo Redentor
3. Harlem Nocturne
4. Man From Mars
5. Isn't She Lovely
8. Little Flower
9. Spider B.