Bob James & David Sanborn to Release New Collaboration, ‘Quartette Humaine’

Their first together since 1986 is an acoustic tribute to Brubeck and Desmond

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Quartette Humaine, a new collaborative effort between keyboardist-composer-arranger Bob James and alto saxophonist David Sanborn, will be released by OKeh on May 21. Their first new recording together since 1986’s Double Vision, the all-acoustic quartet album pays tribute to the late Dave Brubeck, particularly his work that featured alto saxophonist Paul Desmond.

Quartette Humaine features four new compositions by James, three by Sanborn and two James-arranged covers (“My Old Flame,” “Geste Humain”). Drummer Steve Gadd and bassist James Genus round out the grup.

Bob James & David Sanborn Appearances

June 6 / Town Hall / New York, NY

June 8 / Fraze Pavillon/ Kettering, OH

June 9 / Capital Jazz Fest / Columbia, MD

June 14 / Rotary Amphitheatre / Fresno, CA

June 15 / Thornton Winery / Temecula, CA

June 16 / Playboy Jazz Festival/ Los Angeles, CA

June 17 / SFJAZZ Center / San Francisco, CA

June 19 / Schermerhorn Symphony Center / Nashville, TN

June 20 / Jazziz Night Life / Boca Raton, FL

June 21/ Plaza Live / Orlando, FL

June 22 / Palladium Theater / St. Petersburg, FL

June 24 / Ottawa Jazz Fest /Ottawa, ON

June 25 / Toronto Jazz Fest / Toronto, CA

June 26 / Chene Park / Detroit, MI

June 27 / Rochester Jazz Fest / Rochester, NY

June 28 / Keswick Theatre/ Glenside, PA

June 29 / Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest / Saratoga, NY

June 30 / Hampton Jazz Fest / Hampton, VA

July 9 / Istanbul Jazz Festival / Istanbul, Turkey

July 12 / North Sea Jazz Festival / Rotterdam, Netherlands

July 16 / Montreux Jazz Fest / Montreux, Switzerland

July 20 / TBA / St. Moritz, Switzerland

July 21 / Montreux Jazz Fest / Montreux, Switzerland

August 7 / TBA / Haugesund, Norway

August 24 / Mountain View Plaza / Snoqualmie, WA

August 25 / Esther Short Park / Vancouver, WA

September 4 – 5 / Blue Note / Tokyo, Japan

September 9 / Tokyo Jazz Festival / Tokyo, Japan

October 24 / St. Cecilia Music Center / Grand Rapids, MI

October 25 / Manchester’s Craftsman’s Guild / Pittsburgh, PA

October 27 / The State Theater / New Brunswick, NJ

October 31 / TBA / Zurich, Switzerland

November 3 / TBA / Salzburg, Austria

November 5 / TBA / Lugano, Switzerland

November 8 / TBA / Vienna, Austria

November 9 / TBA / Horsens, Denmark

November 14 / Leverkusan Jazz Fest / Leverkusan, NJ