Double Vision (Bob James and David Sanborn album)

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Double Vision
Studio album by
StudioClinton Recording Studios and Unique Recording Studios (New York City, New York)
GenreSmooth Jazz
Length43:30 (original album)
54:19 (2003 expanded and remastered edition)
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerTommy LiPuma
Bob James chronology
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David Sanborn chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic [1]

Double Vision is a 1986 album by Bob James and David Sanborn. The album was a successful smooth jazz release receiving frequent airplay. The original album was released in the US on May 19, 1986, Warner Bros, Cat No: 25393. It was released a week later in the UK.

Critical reception[edit]

Scott Yanow of AllMusic says, "One of the best recordings ever released under James' name (Sanborn gets co-billing)"[1]

Charts and accolades[edit]

The album spent 63 weeks on the Billboard charts, peaking at No. 16 on the R&B albums[2] chart and No. 50 on the Top Pop Albums chart.[3] In 1987, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental[4] and the song "Since I Fell for You" earned a nomination for Al Jarreau in the category Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male.[5]

Track listing[edit]

1."Maputo"Marcus Miller6:50
2."More Than Friends"Marcus Miller6:18
3."Moon Tune"Bob James, David Sanborn7:06
4."Since I Fell for You" (Vocal by Al Jarreau)Woodrow Buddy Johnson5:52
5."It's You"David Sanborn5:16
6."Never Enough"Bob James, David Sanborn6:30
7."You Don't Know Me"Cindy Walker, Eddy Arnold5:36
2003 reissue bonus tracks
8."Luxor" 6:02
9."Hey, Girl"Gerry Goffin, Carole King4:46


  • Bob James – keyboards, synthesizers, programming, rhythm arrangements, synthesizer arrangements
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Robbie Kilgore – synthesizer programming
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. – guitar
  • Eric Gale – guitar (4, 7)
  • Marcus Miller – bass, rhythm arrangements (1, 2)
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Bob Riley – drum programming (5)
  • Al Jarreau – vocal (4)


  • Tommy LiPuma – producer
  • Bill Schnee – engineer, mixing, additional recording
  • Bob James – additional recording
  • Andy Cardenas – second engineer
  • Gene Curtis – second engineer
  • Dan Garcia – second engineer
  • Peter Robbins – second engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering at The Mastering Lab (Hollywood, California).
  • Larry Fishman – production coordinator
  • Laura LiPuma – art direction, design
  • Eric Blum – cover artwork

Track information and credits verified from the album's liner notes.[6]


Chart (1986) Peak
Top Pop Albums (Billboard)[3] 50
Top R&B Albums (Billboard)[2] 16


  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Bob James & David Sanborn - Double Vision at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Bob James Chart History – Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. 15 August 1986. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Bob James Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. 18 July 1986. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  4. ^ "29th Annual Grammy Awards (1986) Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental". Grammy Awards. 24 February 1987. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  5. ^ "29th Annual Grammy Awards (1986) Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male". Grammy Awards. 24 February 1987. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  6. ^ Double Vision (liner notes). Bob James & David Sanborn. Warner Records. 1986. 9 25393-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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