David Sanborn - Only Everything
Only Everything is the new album from legendary saxophonist David Sanborn, featuring Sanborn paying homage to the songs and music of Ray Charles. Only Everything comes on the heels of 2008’s critically acclaimed Here And Gone. The record was produced by longtime collaborator and friend Phil Ramone with Joss Stone contributing vocals on Ray Charles’ “Let The Good Times Roll” while James Taylor adds a hypnotic rendition of “Hallelujah, I Love Her So”.
Besides the two vocal tracks on the album, other stand-outs include “The Peeper” - a tribute to Hank Crawford, “Only Everything” - a Sanborn original dedicated to his first grandchild, Genevieve, as well as the haunting tribute to Fathead Newman’s “Hard Times”.
Perfectly summing up Sanborn’s musical style, Rolling Stone noted, “Among the great saxophonists of the past four decades, 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.” Keeping true to the influence blues music has on every genre, Sanborn states, “For me, blues-based music is, once again, only everything.”
01. The Peeper
02. Only Everything (For Genevieve)
03. Hard Times
04. Let The Good Times Roll
05. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
06. You've Changed
07. Hallelujah I Love Her So
08. Blues In The Night