Time and the River, the 25th album as a leader in his illustrious genre-crossing career. "I felt like I was in good hands," says Sanborn. "Marcus can cover all the bases-as arranger, composer, instrumentalist, producer-and since we have a lot of history together, working together was like shorthand."The top-tier core band of the recording comprises Miller on bass; Roy Assaf on keyboards; Ricky Peterson on Hammond
organ; Yotam Silberstein and Nicky Moroch on guitars; Peter Hess on horns and flute; Marcus Baylor on drums; and Javier Diaz on percussion. Other players include trombonist Tim Vaughn and trumpeter Justin Mullens, and Sanborn enlists two vocalists: Randy Crawford, who does a gorgeous read of the classic "Windmills on Your Mind," and former Tower of Power lead singer Larry Braggs, who delivers a soul-train take on the Temptations' 1969 No. 1 hit, "Can't Get Next to You."