Upfront (David Sanborn album)

Upfront is the sixteenth album recorded by jazz musician David Sanborn, released in 1992. This album was quite important[neutrality is disputed] for Sanborn as it took a focus on other instruments instead of the saxophone being the prime instrument. Instruments such as the organ, drums, and guitar all play a role on this album. Some key musicians collaborated with Sanborn on this album including Eric Clapton, William Spaceman Patterson, John Purcell, Marcus Miller, Ricky Peterson and Steve Jordan.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3.5/4 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Marcus Miller except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Snakes" 7:03
2."Benny" 5:46
3."Crossfire"Marcus Miller, David Sanborn5:35
4."Full House"Marcus Miller, David Sanborn6:54
5."Soul Serenade"King Curtis, Luther Dixon4:12
6."Hey"Stephen Jordan, Marcus Miller, Ricky Peterson, David Sanborn, William S. Patterson8:27
7."Bang Bang"Joe Cuba, Jimmy Sabater4:37
8."Alcazar"Marcus Miller, David Sanborn7:29
9."Ramblin'"Ornette Coleman8:01
Total length:58:09

PersonnelEdit

  • David Sanborn – alto saxophone (1-9), soprano saxophone (1, 8)
  • Marcus Miller – keyboards (1-4, 6, 8), lead guitar (1), bass guitar (1-9), bass clarinet (1, 3, 4, 6, 8), horn arrangements (2, 3, 4, 6), acoustic guitar (8), arrangements (8)
  • Ricky Peterson – Hammond B3 organ (1-4, 6, 8, 9), acoustic piano (7)
  • Jason Miller – synthesizer sound programming (1, 2, 3, 6, 8)
  • Richard Tee – Hammond B3 organ (5)
  • William "Spaceman" Patterson – rhythm guitar (1, 3, 4), wah-wah guitar (6), guitar (7, 8, 9)
  • Chris Bruce – lead guitar (3), rhythm guitar (4), guitar fills (4)
  • Hiram Bullock – additional guitar (3)
  • Eric Clapton – guitar solo (4)
  • Cornell Dupree – guitar (5)
  • Steve Jordan – drums (1-6, 8, 9), rhythm guitar (6), timbales (7)
  • Don Alias – percussion (1, 3, 6, 7, 8), congas (4)
  • Naná Vasconcelos – additional percussion (8)
  • John Purcellsaxello (1, 8), alto flute (2), tenor saxophone (3, 4, 6)
  • Lenny Pickett – horn arrangements (3), tenor saxophone (7)
  • Crispin Cioe – baritone saxophone (5)
  • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone (5)
  • Stan Harrison – alto saxophone (7)
  • Dave Bargeron – trombone (2, 4, 6, 7), tuba (2)
  • Bob Funk – trombone (5)
  • Art Baron – trombone (7)
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet (3, 4, 6)
  • "Hollywood" Paul Litteral – trumpet (5)
  • Laurie Frink – trumpet (7)
  • Earl Gardner – trumpet (7)
  • Herb Robertson – trumpet (9)
  • Uptown Horns – horn arrangements (5)

Vocals on "Bang Bang"

  • Chris Albert
  • Don Alias
  • Becky Anderson
  • Susan Brown-Silag
  • Barry Campbell
  • Manny Castillo
  • Robin Downes
  • Steve Ferrone
  • Ava Gardner
  • Bibi Green
  • Steve Jordan
  • Tommy LiPuma
  • Marcus Miller
  • William "Spaceman" Patterson
  • David Sanborn
  • Rikke Sanborn
  • Michelle Sescher

ProductionEdit

  • Marcus Miller – producer
  • Joe Ferla – recording, mixing
  • Chris Albert – assistant engineer
  • Shannon Carr – assistant engineer
  • Michael White – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Artie Smith – drum technician
  • John Purcell – saxophone sound consultant
  • Bibi Green – production coordinator
  • Stephen Byram – artwork, design
  • Lynn Goldsmith – cover portrait photography
  • Robert Lewis – photography
  • Patrick Raines & Associates – management
Studios

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Upfront". allmusic.
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1256. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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