Despite contracting polio at age 3, David Sanborn grew up to become a very able saxophonist. As a youth, he rubbed shoulders with bluesmen Albert King and Little Milton. At the end of the 1960s, he joined the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, with whom he appeared at Woodstock, and later collaborated with the likes of Stevie Wonder, David Bowie and jazz pianist Gil Evans. In 1975, Sanborn released Talking Off, his first album as a leader. In the following years, he alternated countless studio sessions with a string of solo projects. Being comfortable with the pop, rock, R&B and jazz idioms, the crossover player kept rather busy. In 2010, he released Only Everything with the help of organ player Joey DeFrancesco and drummer Steve Gadd.