i agree with Nick,if you listen to the drums,the tempo changes slightly during the Sanborn solo.Was there something wrong with what Mr S was doing? Sounded pretty normal to me. I imagine Marcus Miller knows very well Mr S's style.
Who's taste? Probably not the band's.From a musical point of view he didn't do anything wrong, but from a taste point of view!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBy8MIOQlQs&NR=1&feature=endscreenNow as for Charlie Parker, I like some of it fast or slow (well as close as he gets to slow anyway).
Parkers Mood feels like a ballad yet has fairly fast playing that suits everything around it. I guess thats because its his tune.