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Michael Brecker

03/29/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

In honor of his birthday, we hear the tenor sax of Michael Brecker in a variety of settings: with pianist McCoy Tyner, with pianist Herbie Hancock and trumpeter Roy Hargrove and under his own name with vocalist James Taylor.



The Nearness Of You
Artist Name: Michael Brecker
Composer: Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
Soloists: James Taylor-Vocals ; Michael Brecker-Tenor Sax ; Pat Metheny-Guitar ; Herbie Hancock-Piano
CD/Album: The Nearness Of You - The Ballad Book
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 549 705-2
Release Year: 2001
Note: Birthday: Michael Brecker 3.29.1949


The Sidewinder
Artist Name: Lee Morgan
Composer: Lee Morgan
Soloists: Lee Morgan-Trumpet ; Joe Henderson-Tenor Sax ; Barry Harris-Piano ; Billy Higgins-Drums
CD/Album: The Sidewinder
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7 84157-2
Release Year: 1963


Artist Name: James Moody's Modernists
Composer: Cecil Payne
Soloists: James Moody-Tenor Sax ; Ernie Henry-Alto Sax ; Cecil Payne-Baritone Sax ; James Forman-Piano ; Art Blakey-Drums ; Chano Pozo-Congas
CD/Album: BeBop Spoken Here
Record co./Cat #: Proper Box 10
Release Year: 1948


Disc Jockey Jump
Artist Name: Gene Krupa & His Orchestra
Composer: Krupa, Mulligan
CD/Album: BeBop Spoken Here
Record co./Cat #: Proper Box 10
Release Year: 1947


Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
Artist Name: Abbey Lincoln
Composer: Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins
Soloists: Abbey Lincoln-Vocals ; Roy Eldridge-Trumpet ; Eric Dolphy-Alto Sax
CD/Album: Newport Rebels
Record co./Cat #: Candid 79022
Release Year: 1960


So What/Impressions
Artist Name: Hancock / Brecker / Hargrove
Composer: Miles Davis / John Coltrane
Soloists: Roy Hargrove-Trumpet ; Michael Brecker-Tenor Sax ; Herbie Hancock-Piano ; John Patitucci-Bass ; Brian Blade-Drums
CD/Album: Directions In Music
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 589 654-2
Release Year: 2002
Note: Birthday: Michael Brecker 3.29.1949


Flying High
Artist Name: McCoy Tyner Trio
Composer: McCoy Tyner
Soloists: Michael Brecker-Tenor Sax ; McCoy Tyner-Piano
CD/Album: Infinity
Record co./Cat #: Impulse! 171
Release Year: 1995
Note: Birthday: Michael Brecker 3.29.1949


Off The Grid Girl
Artist Name: Lorraine Feather
Composer: Eddie Arkin, Lorraine Feather
Soloists: Lorraine Feather-Vocals
CD/Album: Tales Of The Unusual
Record co./Cat #: Jazzed Media 1056
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Morning Mist
Artist Name: Ahmad Jamal
Composer: Ahmad Jamal
Soloists: Ahmad Jamal-Piano
CD/Album: Blue Moon
Record co./Cat #: Jazz Village 570001
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Moon Ray
Artist Name: Marianne Solivan
Composer: Artie Shaw, Paul Madison, Arthur Quenzer
Soloists: Marianne Solivan-Vocals ; Jeremy Pelt-Trumpet ; Peter Bernstein-Guitar ; Christian McBride-Bass
CD/Album: Prisoner Of Love
Record co./Cat #: Hipnotic Records 10007
Release Year: 2012
Note: Listener Request


My Jelly Roll Soul
Artist Name: Charles Mingus
Composer: Charles Mingus
Soloists: Charles Mingus-Bass ; Jimmy Knepper-Trombone ; Horace Parlan-Piano
CD/Album: Blues & Roots
Record co./Cat #: Atlantic 1305
Release Year: 1959


Artist Name: Gary Smulyan
Composer: Bobby Herb
Soloists: Gary Smulyan-Baritone Sax ; Mike LeDonne-Hammond B3 ; Peter Bernstein-Guitar ; Kenny Washington-Drums
CD/Album: Smul's Paradise
Record co./Cat #: Capri Records 74113-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


I've Got To Live The Life I Sing About In My Song
Artist Name: Don Byron New Gospel Quintet
Composer: Thomas A. Dorsey
Soloists: Don Byron-Clarinet ; DK Dyson-Vocals ; Xavier Davis-Piano
CD/Album: Love, Peace, And Soul
Record co./Cat #: Savoy Jazz 17858
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


New Orleans Blues
Artist Name: Marcus Roberts Trio
Composer: Jelly Roll Morton
Soloists: Marcus Roberts-Piano ; Roland Guerin-Bass ; Jason Marsalis-Drums
CD/Album: New Orleans Meets Harlem, Volume 1
Record co./Cat #: J-Master Records
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Calling For Casey
Artist Name: Dudley Owens / Aaron Wright Band
Composer: Aaron Immanuel Wright
Soloists: Dudley Owens-Tenor Sax ; Aaron Immanuel Wright-Bass
CD/Album: People Calling
Record co./Cat #: Origin Records 82611
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Mondsee Variation X
Artist Name: Paul Bley
Composer: Paul Bley
Soloists: Paul Bley-Piano
CD/Album: Solo In Mondsee
Record co./Cat #: ECM 1786
Release Year: 2007
Note: Listener Request
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