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Michael Brecker

Michael Brecker
Born: Mar 29, 1949 in Philadelphia, PA
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Died: Jan 13, 2007 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz, Classical
Biography: A remarkable technician and a highly influential tenor saxophonist (the biggest influence on other tenors since Wayne Shorter), Michael Brecker took a long time before getting around to recording his first solo album. He spent much of his career as a top-notch studio player who often appeared backing ...Read full biography
Michael Brecker
Released: 1987
Label: Impulse! Records
Critics' Rating:
Although he had been a major tenor saxophonist in the studios for nearly 20 years and was quite popular for his work with the Brecker Brothers, this MCA/Impulse set was Michael Brecker's first as a leader. ...Read full review
Don't Try This At Home
Released: 1988
Label: Impulse! Records
Critics' Rating:
Michael Brecker's second album as a leader is almost the equal of his first. Surprisingly, only one song ("Suspone") uses his working quintet of the period (which consists of guitarist Mike Stern, pianist ...Read full review
More Michael Brecker albums: Main Albums (13), Compilations (4), DVD/Video (7)
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