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    Default David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    I just stumbled across this video and always loved this song...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJbfnjWJzXY

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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    Cool! Nice 62! Still sounds like Sanborn, just less so. As much as a love Yamahas there is some depth and grit missing from his sound here, but I don't know if that's attributable to the sax or the sound man.
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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    I was at his concert this past Friday night, the 20th, and to me that did not sound like him
    true it looks like he was much younger there, but the vibrancy and color are much diminished
    in his sound to my ears.

    The form and timing are of course very much Sanborn's, however I didn't think the tone was
    close to his VI.

    On another note anyone know why he doesn't tighten his neck screw, he is still doing the same
    thing because when he came out before he played he swiveled it back and forth a few times,
    I'm very curious why.

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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    I think I was at that concert, I was discovering David Sanborn. By then, I wasn't aware of all that saxophone hardware stuff. He sounds a bit thin and buzzy on that video, like one of those many... Sanborn-clones. But it could be the recording. I love that tune, which I listened a thousand times or more, the studio album version, also with Mike Mainieri.
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    Surprisingly he does not have as full a tone as we have got accustomed to, particularly on the melody in the beginning. However, later on when he starts improvising he sounds more "like himself". Did he play the yas62 a lot at that time or was it just for that gig? The yas62 is also a terrific horn.

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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    Is it still the Dukoff mouthpiece?

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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    Here is another clip from the same concert.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM-gS...eature=related

    Looks like a Dukoff to me...

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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    Quote Originally Posted by Saxtripper View Post
    I just stumbled across this video and always loved this song...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJbfnjWJzXY
    Sanborn Sounds great to me in this video!

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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    He s been on that old vintage Dukoff for years and years.
    Dandborn is Sandborn,he will sound amazing on any alto with his set up.
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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    His sound grates on me at times when it's this brittle. It's not the horn, I think the eq is terrible.

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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    Until he pushes the horn, it sounds thin and lifeless, which is odd because I've never heard him sound that way until this recording. But when he gets on it a bit more, it sound's like classic Sanborn. Thanks for posting...
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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    Yes... just less so. I definitely agree something missing in the sound! 10 bucks says its the "boring Yamaha syndrome!"

    Quote Originally Posted by hgiles View Post
    Cool! Nice 62! Still sounds like Sanborn, just less so. As much as a love Yamahas there is some depth and grit missing from his sound here, but I don't know if that's attributable to the sax or the sound man.
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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    Still sounds like Sanborn to me.

    Sanborn is always going to be on the bright side with the Dukoff/Alto combo, whether it's a Yamaha or Mark VI.

    His neck screw thing is probably an idiosyncrasy.

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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    Board mix. The cymbals are over-compressed, bass is thin.
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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    I think he was a Yamaha endorser around that time.
    It still sounds like Sanborn to me. That phrasing and articulation style is unmistakably so. I guess on live gigs where the PA is needed, you are always at the mercy of the sound system and sound engineer. On an album, that's a different story.

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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    Regardless of which horn, those are some great clips, especially Hideaway. thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank D View Post
    Regardless of which horn, those are some great clips, especially Hideaway. thanks for sharing.
    Yes, 1+. He definitely sounds like himself on Hideaway. A fabulous player. Thanks for sharing.
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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    Another great song from the same concert. Check out Dave at the beginning..I've never seen him act like that before!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxB4g...eature=related

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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    Quote Originally Posted by dtkky View Post
    I think he was a Yamaha endorser around that time.
    It still sounds like Sanborn to me. That phrasing and articulation style is unmistakably so. I guess on live gigs where the PA is needed, you are always at the mercy of the sound system and sound engineer. On an album, that's a different story.
    That's not always true. What you need to do for a great live recording is to split the mic signals before they get to the PA mixing board, and mix independently of the live board. That's clearly not what was done here.
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    Default Re: David Sanborn on a Yamaha-62 Live

    Well, I don't know what the geniuses do on a sound board but the difference between the first part of Lotus Blossom and Love Is Not Enough is night and day.
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