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May 10, 2011

That Motown Swing

The great Motown sound not only influenced music in the pop arena but it also left its indelible mark on jazz. A few years ago I produced a podcast series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Motown and I included a number of jazz stars to round out the story. One of the first guys to participate was saxophonist David Sanborn, who not only loved the Motown sax star Junior Walker and Marvin Gaye, but many may not know, he also recorded and toured with Stevie Wonder. On this episode, David reflects on the great Motown influence and what he learned from his early work with Stevie Wonder. – JV

David Sanborn
Classic Motown

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