Then Again: The David Sanborn Anthology

Artist Name
David Sanborn
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LOS ANGELES – David Sanborn stands as one of the world’s most successful crossover artists. Playing with unflinching conviction and using his alto saxophone like a singer uses their voice, Sanborn’s instantly recognizable mix of jazz, R&B and pop has earned six Grammy® Awards and nine gold and platinum albums.

Rhino celebrates Sanborn’s first two decades as an artist with THEN AGAIN: THE DAVID SANBORN ANTHOLOGY. This two-disc retrospective, which features 29 songs chosen by Sanborn, will be available July 31 digitally ($14.99) and on CD ($19.98). Before its official release, the collection will be available from as well as at upcoming performances on Sanborn’s extensive summer tour (see itinerary below).

Spanning the mid-’70s to the mid-’90s, THEN AGAIN illustrates the graceful evolution of Sanborn’s ability to bring divergent genres into an original marriage of his own making. “The common denominator,” according to David Ritz’s liner notes, “is the integrity of the song.”

The first disc progresses chronologically, starting with “The Whisperer” from Sanborn’s 1975 debut Taking Off before concluding with “Missing You” from 1996’s Songs From The Night Before. Among the other selections featured on the opening disc are “The Dream” and the Grammy-winning “Chicago Song,” two tracks from 1987’s A Change Of Heart, a standout album from Sanborn’s catalog celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

For the second disc, Sanborn mixes songs from different years to great effect, placing the exquisite chamber piece “Lotus Blossom” from 1978’s Heart To Heart alongside “The Water Is Wide,” a track from 1995’s Love Songs that features vocals by Linda Ronstadt. The disc also includes “Never Enough,” one of four songs on THEN AGAIN from 1986’s Double Vision, a collaborative effort with keyboardist/arranger Bob James. Closing out the collection is “Anywhere I Wander,” a standard Sanborn loved growing up in St. Louis after seeing Danny Kaye sing it in the film Han Christian Andersen. “The melody continues to haunt me,” he explains in the liner notes.

Then Again: The David Sanborn Anthology
Track Listing

Disc One
1. “The Whisperer”
2. “Benjamin”
3. “Lisa”
4. “It’s You”
5. “Love Will Come Someday”
6. “As We Speak”
7. “Hideaway”
8. “More Than Friends” – Bob James and David Sanborn
9. “Maputo” – Bob James and David Sanborn
10. “Since I Fell For You” – Bob James and David Sanborn with Vocal by Al Jarreau
11. “Chicago Song”
12. “The Dream”
13. “So Far Away”
14. “Bang Bang”
15. “Missing You”

Disc Two
1. “Back Again”
2. “Rain On Christmas”
3. “A Tear For Crystal”
4. “Lotus Blossom”
5. “The Water Is Wide”
6. “Snakes”
7. “First Song”
8. “Try A Little Tenderness”
9. “Never Enough” – Bob James and David Sanborn
10. “One In A Million”
11. “Straight To The Heart”
12. “Goodbye”
13. “Let’s Just Say Goodbye”
14. “Anywhere I Wander”

David Sanborn: Summer Tour Dates

27 New York, NY Spirit Cruise
28 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall
29 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino
30 Harrisburg, PA Whitaker Center

5 Gabarone, Botswana Gaborone Convention Center
6 Gabarone, Botswana Gaborone Convention Center
7 Brakpan, South Africa Carnival City Casino
14 Sacramento, CA Woodlake Hotel - The Grove
15 Temecula, CA Thornton Winery
21 Snoqualmie, WA Snoqualmie Resort
22 Winter Park, CO Hideway Park - Winter Park Jazz Festival

9 Dallas, TX Winspear Opera House
10 El Paso, TX Abraham Chavez Performing Arts Theatre
11 Tucson, AZ Fox Theater
12 Long Beach, CA Rainbow Lagoon Park (LB Jazz Fest)
16 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
17 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
18 Atlanta, GA Sunset Jazz Fest @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
19 Louisville, KY Jim Porter's
21 Milwaukee, WI Potawatomi Bingo Casino - Northern Lights Theater
22 Detroit, MI Chene Park
23 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
24 Country Club Hills, IL Country Club Hills Theater
25 Burnsville, MN Burnsville PAC
31 North Charleston, SC North Charleston PAC

21 Las Vegas, NV Texas Station Gambling Hall & Casino
22 Guerneville, CA Johnson’s Beach & Resort