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Michael Brecker

Alyn Shipton looks back at the recorded catalogue of the late Michael Brecker, a musician widely regarded as the most influential saxophonist since John Coltrane, playing discs singled out by the man himself in an archive Radio 3 interview.

1 hour

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Sat 3 Jan 2009 16:00

Music Played

  • Michael Brecker

    Anagram

    Composer: Brecker Performers: M Brecker, ts; Pat Metheny, g; Brad Mehldau, p; John Patitucci, b; Jack DeJohnette, d. August 2006

    • Pilgrimage.
    • WA Number 0602517263512.
  • Dreams

    Crunchy Granola

    Composer: Lurbahn Performers: inc. Michael Brecker, ts; Randy Brecker, t; Billy Cobham, d. 1972

    • Dreams.
    • CBS Number 64203.
  • The Brecker Brothers

    Scrunch

    Composer: R Brecker / M Brecker/ Kessler / Kilgore Performers: Michael Brecker, ts; Randy Brecker, t; Dean Brown, g; James Genus, b; kb/rhythm programming Robbie Kilgore, Maz Kessler.

    • Out of the Loop.
    • GRP Number 97842.
  • The Brecker Brothers

    African Skies

    Composer: M Brecker Performers: Michael Brecker, ts; Randy Brecker, t; George Whitty, kb; Dean Brown, g; Armand Sabal-Lecco, b; Rodney Holmes, d, Steve Thornton, perc.

    • Out of the Loop.
    • GRP Number 97842.
  • Michael Brecker

    African Skies

    Composer: Brecker Performers: M Brecker, ts; Pat Metheny, g; McCoy Tyner, p; Dave Holland, b; Jack DeJohnette, d. 1996

    • Tales from the Hudson.
    • Impulse Number 11912.
  • Michael Brecker Band

    Gossip

    Composer: Brecker Performers: M Brecker, ts; Mike Stern, g; Joey Calderazzo, p, Jeff Andrews, b; Adam Nussbaum, d. 1989

    • Michael Brecker Band Live.
    • Jazz Door Number 1230.
  • Michael Brecker

    Ode to the Doo Dah Day

    Composer: Beard Performers: Michael Brecker, ts/EWI; Jim Beard, synth; Jon Herington, g; Don Alias, perc. 1990

    • Now you see it, now you don’t.
    • GRP Number GRD 9622.
  • Michael Brecker

    The Impaler

    Composer: Watts Performers: Michael Brecker, ts; Joey Calderazzo, p; James Genus, b; Jeff “Tain” Watts, d; Don Alias perc. 1998

    • Two Blocks from the Edge.
    • Impulse Number 12612.
  • Michael Brecker

    My Ship

    Composer: Weill / Gershwin Performers: Michael Brecker, ts; Herbie Hancock, p; Pat Metheny, g; Charlie Haden, b; Jack DeJohnette, d. 2001.

    • The Ballad Book - Nearness of You.
    • Verve Number 01103-2.
  • Michael Brecker

    Always

    Composer: Berlin Performers: Michael Brecker, ts; Herbie Hancock, p; Pat Metheny, g; Charlie Haden, b; Jack DeJohnette, d. 2001.

    • The Ballad Book - Nearness of You.
    • Verve Number 01103-2.
  • Michael Brecker Quindectet

    Timbuktu

    Composer: Brecker arr Goldstein

    • Wide Angles.
    • Verve Number 28502.
  • Michael Brecker

    Pilgrimage

    Composer: Brecker Performers: M Brecker, ts; Pat Metheny, g; Herbie Hancock, p; John Patitucci, b; Jack DeJohnette, d. August 2006

    • Pilgrimage.
    • WA Number 0602517263512.

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