This week, we focus our video spotlight on saxophonist and St. Louis native David Sanborn and multi-instrumentalist Brian Culbertson, who have been touring together this summer. Sanborn and Culbertson's "The Dream" Tour - the name of which references both the 25th anniversary of the release of Sanborn's song of that name as well as the title of Culbertson's latest album - will stop in St. Louis this coming Thursday, August 23 at The Pageant.
Their show is set up so that instead of one serving as opening act and the other as headliner, Sanborn and Culbertson are performing together, alternating songs while fronting a shared band. In addition to Sanborn on alto sax and Culbertson on keyboards and trombone, the musicians on this summer's tour have included includes keyboardists Eddie Miller and Ricky Petersson, bassist Richard Patterson, guitarist Nicky Moroch and drummers Chris Miskel and Gene Lake.
Today's first three clips feature interviews with Sanborn and Culbertson and a performance of the Bob James composition "Maputo," all recorded in June when the tour stopped at Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, VA.
Below that, there are three performance clips, all taken from a gig in July at Thornton Winery in Temecula, CA, in which Sanborn, Culbertson and band perform "Camel Island," "Bang Bang" and "The Dream." (Note that these were all shot by an audience member, so the quality, while adequate enough to see and hear what's going on, isn't as good as what you'd see from a professional video shoot.)