Bob James & David Sanborn – Double Vision (1986)

FrontCover1Double Vision is a 1986 album by Bob James and David Sanborn. The album was a successful smooth jazz release receiving frequent airplay. The album spent 63 weeks on the Billboard charts, topping out at #50 on the Billboard 200. In 1987 “Since I Fell for You” earned a Grammy Award nomination for Al Jarreau in the category Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male. (by wikipedia)

This combination works quite well. Poppish keyboardist/arranger Bob James joins with electric bassist Marcus Miller, drummer Steve Gadd, guitarist Paul Jackson, percussionist Paulinho da Costa, and (on two songs) guitarist Eric Gale to accompany the distinctive and always soulful altoist David Sanborn. Sanborn caresses the strong melodies, mostly originals by James and Miller, and plays well with guest vocalist Al Jarreau on “Since I Fell for You.” One of the best recordings ever released under James’ name (Sanborn gets co-billing) and a big seller. (by Scott Yanow)

Bob James & David SanbornPersonnel:
Paulinho Da Costa (percussion)
Steve Gadd (drums)
Paul Milton Jackson, Jr (guitar)
Bob James (keyboards, synthesizer)
Marcus Miller (bass)
David Sanborn (saxophone)
Eric Gale: guitar on 04. + 07.)
Al Jarreau: vocals on 04.)

01. Maputo (Miller) 6.50
02. More Than Friends (Miller) 6.18
03. Moon Tune (James/Sanborn) 7.06
04. Since I Fell For You (Johnson) 5.52
05. It’s You (Sanborn) 5.16
06. Never Enough (James/Sanborn) 6.30
07. You Don’t Know Me (Walker/Arnold) 5.36