Straight to the Heart (David Sanborn album)

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Straight to the Heart
Live album by David Sanborn
Released 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre Jazz fusion, Smooth Jazz
Length 51:01
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Marcus Miller
David Sanborn chronology
Straight to the Heart
A Change of Heart
(1987)A Change of Heart1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Straight to the Heart is a 1984 album by David Sanborn. The recording won the 1986 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance.


Allmusic awarded the album with 4 stars and its review by Scott Yanow states: "With bassist Marcus Miller acting as producer and some memorable tunes being performed (most notably "Hideaway" and "Straight to the Heart"), this is one of altoist David Sanborn's better R&B-ish recordings. Joined by keyboardist Don Grolnick, guitarist Hiram Bullock, bassist Miller, drummer Buddy Williams and various guest musicians, Sanborn sounds fairly inspired and is in top form."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hideaway" (Sanborn) – 6:37
  2. "Straight to the Heart" (Marcus Miller) (live version) – 4:57
  3. "Run for Cover" (Marcus Miller) – 6:28
  4. "Smile" (Coleridge Taylor Perkinson) – 10:25
  5. "Lisa" (Sanborn) (live version) – 5:05
  6. "Love & Happiness" (Al Green, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges) (live version) – 6:32
  7. "Lotus Blossom" (Don Grolnick) (live version) – 6:50
  8. "One Hundred Ways" (Tony Coleman, Kathy Wakefield, Benjamin Wright) – 4:07



  1. ^ a b Yanow S.Allmusic Review: Straight to the Heart accessed 31 March 2013