Ain't No Sunshine
Label: Elektra Records
So many Smooth Jazz sax stars were inspired by Sanborn that sometimes people forget about him. Inside helps us remember how he has a knack for balancing pop appeal with serious jazz chops. This strong album cuts across eras and styles with help from Cassandra Wilson, Lelah Hathaway and Sting (on a surprisingly deep cover of Bill Wither's "Ain't No Sunshine").