Michael Brecker

Born 29 March 1949. Died 13 January 2007.
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Michael Brecker - The Jazz House Pocket Legend

The late saxophonist Michael Brecker is Stephen Duffy's Pocket Legend.

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Michael Leonard Brecker (March 29, 1949 – January 13, 2007) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Acknowledged as "a quiet, gentle musician widely regarded as the most influential tenor saxophonist since John Coltrane", he was awarded 15 Grammy Awards as both performer and composer. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music in 2004, and was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 2007.

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  1. Review of Nearness of You

    Nearness of You

    Reviewed by Dan Hill
    he's a master of restraint, playing beautifully, economically, delicately...
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