David Sanborn (with Eric Clapton): I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town


I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town


David Sanborn (alto sax)


Here and Gone (Decca 00168)

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David Sanborn (alto sax), Eric Clapton (guitar, vocals), Christian McBride (bass), Steve Gadd (drums), Gil Goldstein (organ), Howard Johnson (baritone sax), Charles Pillow (bass clarinet),

Mike Davis (tenor trombone), Lou Marini (tenor sax)


Composed by Roy Jordan and William Weldon


Recorded: CD released in 2008


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

You don't often find Eric Clapton guesting on a jazz CD, but the heavy blues emphasis on this new David Sanborn release makes the former Cream guitarist a perfect addition to the proceedings. Clapton handles vocals and contributes a few choice licks on guitar, while Sanborn demonstrates his mastery of gut-bucket sax stylings. I can almost picture him walking the bar while he wails on the horn. If you don't pay close attention, you could easily miss the contributions of bassist Christian McBride and drummer Steve Gadd -- but make no mistake about it, their presence is essential in creating the comfortable ambling pace to this winning performance.

Reviewer: Ted Gioia

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