Picks and Pans Review: David Sanborn

updated 09/22/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/22/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Here & Gone

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REVIEWED BY V.R. PETERSON

JAZZ
This set, featuring guests like Joss Stone, Eric Clapton and Sam Moore, pays homage to the round, brash precision of Ray Charles' band and its director, Memphis alto saxman Hank Crawford, in the late '50s. In typical fashion, Sanborn goes for the musical jugular with sax tones that cry, dart and screech. Best track? "Brother Ray," featuring guitarist Derek Trucks, which blisters as it swings.

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