Flashback Friday – Bob James & David Sanborn – Double Vision

Bob James & David Sanborn - Double Vision
I had been enjoying the music of keyboardist Bob James and saxophonist David Sanborn for a few years before they joined forces on the Double Vision album in 1986. This outstanding collaboration was a top seller and brought them each a Grammy award.

The tracks “Maputo” and “More Than Friends”, both written by Marcus Miller, became instant favorites on the quiet storm and smooth jazz radio formats and are still heard years later. Al Jarreau brought his mellow vocals to the classic “Since I Fell For You.” “It’s You” was orginally recorded on David Sanborn’s 1981 Voyeur album which featured Patti Austin, Valerie Simpson, Kasey Cisyk, and Lani Groves on background vocals. The updated version felt a little naked without the vocals but it was still good. The duo closed out this great album with the classic ballad “You Don’t Know Me.”

In addition to their own exceptional musicianship, they were joined by some stellar musicians including Paul Jackson, Jr., Eric Gale, Steve Gadd, and Paulinho da Costa.
Enjoy your music.

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