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David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy® Awards, and has had eight gold albums and one platinum album. Having inspired countless other musicians, Sanborn has worked in many genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and lately, more and more traditional jazz. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school.
His 1979 release of Hideaway became a popular hit and further propelled Sanborn’s ascent with the single, “Seduction” being featured in the movie, American Gigolo. Veteran bassist and composer Marcus Miller joined Sanborn on the 1981 album, Voyeur. The single, “All I Need Is You” won Sanborn his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance.
Later albums have included guest artists such as Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Charlie Hayden, Wallace Roney, Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, and Eric Clapton. Sanborn continues to be one of the most highly active musicians of his genre. Considered as a whole, David Sanborn is an artist who pushes the limits and continues to make music that challenges the mind and goes Straight to The Heart.