Tom Grant is one of the pioneers of smooth jazz and as such, had many #1 records in the 80s and 90s. He has toured with jazz greats like Tony Williams, and Woody Shaw. Bassist Phil Baker has played with Pink Martini for 16 years, toured with Diana Ross for 10 years, and performed with Toots Thielmans, Jimmy Witherspoon, and many others. Blue Sapphire is a collection of songs written by Grant and Baker. The 15 original tracks trace an alluring path from smooth jazz to bossanova, to R&B funk, with ambient passages along the way.