16 episodes

Saxophonist David Sanborn has always been curious, especially when it comes to the creative process. His new podcast, As We Speak, gives him the opportunity to sit down with some of the most creative minds in the arts to talk about their unique creative process and much more. David's upcoming guests include Kurt Elling, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and an exclusive talk with his idol, Sonny Rollins.

"This podcast is a great opportunity for me to talk in depth with old friends and new, all of whom I’ve long admired. I truly hope everyone enjoys these conversations as much as I did when I spoke with them."- David Sanborn

Cover artwork by Alice Soyer

Check out the rest of our line up at WBGO Studios.

As We Speak with David Sanborn WBGO Studios

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    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

Saxophonist David Sanborn has always been curious, especially when it comes to the creative process. His new podcast, As We Speak, gives him the opportunity to sit down with some of the most creative minds in the arts to talk about their unique creative process and much more. David's upcoming guests include Kurt Elling, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and an exclusive talk with his idol, Sonny Rollins.

"This podcast is a great opportunity for me to talk in depth with old friends and new, all of whom I’ve long admired. I truly hope everyone enjoys these conversations as much as I did when I spoke with them."- David Sanborn

Cover artwork by Alice Soyer

Check out the rest of our line up at WBGO Studios.

    Part 2: WBGO celebrates the life and music of David Sanborn

    Part 2: WBGO celebrates the life and music of David Sanborn

    For the second episode, we reached into the WBGO archives for a 2010 interview between the late Michael Bourne and David Sanborn. The two bonded over growing up in St, Louis and their tremendous love and respect for the music, so it’s no surprise that their conversation is both informal and insightful.

    As We Speak with David Sanborn | WBGO

    • 17 min
    Part 1: WBGO celebrates the life and music of David Sanborn

    Part 1: WBGO celebrates the life and music of David Sanborn

    On Sunday, May 19, WBGO paid tribute to the life and music of our dear friend and colleague David Sanborn, with two hour-long specials.In the first episode, you can hear some of the best moments from the WBGO podcast As We Speak with David Sanborn, including conversations with Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Kurt Elling, John McLaughlin and more.

    As We Speak with David Sanborn | WBGO

    • 1 hr
    John Scofield in conversation with David Sanborn: 'I couldn't find anyone in suburbia to play blues with"

    John Scofield in conversation with David Sanborn: 'I couldn't find anyone in suburbia to play blues with"

    On this episode of As We Speak, host David Sanborn sits down with guitarist John Scofield for a conversation that includes his beginnings as a musician while growing up in Connecticut, his love of the blues, lessons learned from Miles, and where many of his unusual song titles come from.

    • 33 min
    Samara Joy in conversation with David Sanborn: On fame, family and her introduction to jazz

    Samara Joy in conversation with David Sanborn: On fame, family and her introduction to jazz

    In this episode of the As Speak with David Sanborn podcast, our host talks with Samara Joy about fame, family and her introduction to jazz.

    • 29 min
    Pat Metheny in conversation with David Sanborn (Part Two): What it means to be a musician

    Pat Metheny in conversation with David Sanborn (Part Two): What it means to be a musician

    In Part Two of their conversation, Pat Metheny and David Sanborn delve deep into what it means to be a musician. They also talk more about Pat's latest solo work, 'Dream Box,' as well as how AI will affect music.

    • 40 min
    Pat Metheny in conversation with David Sanborn-Part 1: his history, influences, & the creative process

    Pat Metheny in conversation with David Sanborn-Part 1: his history, influences, & the creative process

    David Sanborn sits down with his old friend, guitarist and composer Pat Metheny. In part one of this two-part conversation, Metheny talks about his latest solo record, 'Dream Box,' as well as about his history, influences, and the creative process. They also reminisce about hanging out together at the Power Station at 3 am.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

tom_bo ,

Thank you David

I listened to these podcasts on my walks. They are a treasure and I hope WBGO can leave them up. With David’s passing, they have become even more precious - especially the conversation with Sonny Rollins which was a privilege to listen to. I was a big metal fan back in the early 80’s in high school, but one random day I caught “Hideaway” from Straight to the Heart being played on the radio. That’s when CDs were just coming out and I think it was the second CD I ever bought. R.I.P. David, Don Grolnick, and Hiram Bullock.

snoopymoon ,

Mike

Enjoyed the honoring of David it would be great to have some of his real close collaborators come together to talk about him and reminisce about playing with him and just being with him in the process. Marcus Miller would be a good start!!! Great
loss and way to soon. :(

Megane 0572 ,

So great!

Love this podcast… so natural. Kind of funny thing to say, though Dave your voice reminds me of Jim Hall’s 😅

great work.

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