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Thursday November 19, 2015

From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Music Preview: Saxophonist David Sanborn brings new album to MCG Jazz series
By: Rick Nowlin

It may be hard to believe, but David Sanborn is now 70. And you best believe that he isn’t taking anything for granted these days.

“The traveling is difficult, but it’s the nature of the beast — this is what I have to do,” says the alto saxophonist, who plays two sold-out shows at the Manchester Craftmen’s Guild Jazz Hall tonight. “I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to do that.”

Born in Tampa and reared in suburban St. Louis, Mr. Sanborn suffered from polio as a child and, after hearing Hank Crawford with the Ray Charles band, originally took up the saxophone as therapy for his lungs. In his long career he has worked in the studio with James Taylor, Kenny Loggins, David Bowie and a host of others, and is known for his signature piercing sound.

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