Time and the River is David Sanborn‘s 25th studio date, marking his 40th anniversary as a leader. Befitting of such an occasion, he reunites with bassist and producer Marcus Miller. Though they haven’t worked as a team on a record in over 15 years, they’ve netted five previous Grammys and seven Gold Records. Time and the River is a thoroughly engaging assortment of meaty contemporary jazz, silvery funk, classy R&B, and global grooves. This curious closer offers a gentle yet canny and strategic closure to an album whose musical terrains and textures are as focused as they are varied, all of them in the cut. Magnificent.