Bob James and David Sanborn – Double Vision

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Double 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. The original album was released in the US on May 19, 1986, Warner Bros, Cat No: 25393. It was released a week later in the UK (Wikipedia).

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
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.

Track listing:
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Maputo” Marcus Miller 6:50
2. “More Than Friends” Marcus Miller 6:18
3. “Moon Tune” Bob James, David Sanborn 7:06
4. “Since I Fell for You (Vocal by Al Jarreau)” Woodrow Buddy Johnson 5:52
5. “It’s You” David Sanborn 5:16
6. “Never Enough” Bob James, David Sanborn 6:30
7. “You Don’t Know Me” Cindy Walker, Eddy Arnold 5:36

2003 reissue bonus tracks:

8. “Luxor” 6:02
9. “Hey, Girl” Gerry Goffin, Carole King 4:46

Personnel:
Bob James – keyboards, synthesizers
David Sanborn – saxophone
Marcus Miller – bass
Steve Gadd –  drums
Paul Milton Jackson, Jr. –  guitar
Paulinho Da Costa –  percussion
Eric Gale –  guitar on “Since I Fell for You” and “You Don’t Know Me”
Al Jarreau –  vocal on “Since I Fell for You”
Doug Sax – mastering

Released: 1986
Recorded: 1986
Studio Clinton Recording Studios and Unique Recording Studios
Label: Warner Bros.
Producer: Tommy LiPuma

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