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Michael Brecker

ts, 1949-2007 US, Philadelphia
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Michael Leonard Brecker

American saxophone player. Born 29th March 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Died 13th January 2007 from complications of leukemia in New York City, New York, USA. Brother of Randy Brecker.

        
Instruments
  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Flute
  • Soprano sax
Genres
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Midnight Mood on Nearness Of You: The Ballad Book by Michael Brecker
The Nearness Of You on Nearness Of You: The Ballad Book by Michael Brecker
Song For Bilbao on Tales From The Hudson by Michael Brecker
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight on Nearness Of You: The Ballad Book by Michael Brecker
As I Am on Time Is Of The Essence by Michael Brecker
Escher Sketch (A Tale Of Two Rhythms) on Now You See It ... by Michael Brecker
Nothing Personal on Michael Brecker by Michael Brecker
Midnight Voyage on Tales From The Hudson by Michael Brecker
Redemption Song on Twist of Marley by Various Artists
Slings And Arrows on Tales From The Hudson by Michael Brecker

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Voyage HomeChris Rogers, Michael Brecker, Ted Nash, Steve Khan, Xavier Davis, Jay Anderson, Steve Johns, Roger Rosenberg2016Album
Live in Helsinki 1995Michael Brecker, Umo Jazz Orchestra2015Album
Herbie Hancock & The New Standard Allstars In JapanHerbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Don Alias2008Album
The Very Best OfMichael Brecker2008Compil.
PilgrimageMichael Brecker2007Album
The Tales From The Hudson Band Live In TokyoMichael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Joey Calderazzo2007Album
Jazz Academy (Pure Essentials For Jazzaholics)Michael Brecker2006Album
Some Skunk Funk - Live At Leverkusener JazztageRandy Brecker W/ Michael Brecker2006Album
Some Skunk Funk - Live At Leverkusener JazztageRandy Brecker w/ Michael Brecker − Jim Beard, Will Lee, Peter Erskine, Marcio Doctor + WDR Big Band Köln Arr. And Conducted By Vince Mendoza2005Album
Herbie Hancock SpecialHerbie Hancock With Bobby McFerrin And Michael Brecker2004Album
Directions In Music - Live At Massey HallHerbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove2002Album
American DreamsCharlie Haden With Michael Brecker Featuring Brad Mehldau And Brian Blade2002Album
Interview With Michael Brecker And Pat Metheny for Nearness Of You: The Ballad BookMichael Brecker and Pat Metheny2001Album
Nearness Of You (The Ballad Book)Michael Brecker2001Album
Time Is Of The EssenceMichael Brecker1999Album
Old FolksKenny Garrett / John Scofield / Michael Brecker / David Friesen1999Album
Two Blocks From The EdgeMichael Brecker1998Album
Tales From The HudsonMichael Brecker1996Album
MidnightTill Brönner Featuring Michael Brecker, George Whitty, Dennis Chambers, Anthony Jackson, Manolo Badrena, Dean Brown, David Mann1996Album
InfinityMcCoy Tyner Trio Featuring Michael Brecker1995Album
The Saxophone featuring Two T'sBob Mintzer, Michael Brecker1993Album
OpusLeonard Washington Featuring Michael Brecker1992Album
Claus Ogerman Featuring Michael BreckerClaus Ogerman Featuring Michael Brecker1991Album
Some Other Time - A Tribute To Chet BakerRichard Beirach, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, George Mraz, Adam Nussbaum, John Scofield1990Album
Now You See It... (Now You Don't)Michael Brecker1990Album
Michael BreckerMichael Brecker1989Compil.
Select Live Saxophone Workshop 1989Michael Brecker, Stanley Turrentine, Bill Evans, Ernie Watts1989Album
Don't Try This At HomeMichael Brecker1988Album
Michael BreckerMichael Brecker1987Album
Interview with Jack DeJohnette with Michael BreckerMichael Brecker And Jack DeJohnette1987Album
Live Tokyo 86Steps Ahead − Michael Brecker • Mike Mainieri • Darryl Jones • Mike Stern • Steve Smith1986Album
Hearts And NumbersDon Grolnick Featuring Michael Brecker1985Album
WingsFranco Ambrosetti, Michael Brecker, John Clark, Kenny Kirkland, Buster Williams, Daniel Humair1984Album
Modern TimesSteps Ahead − Michael Brecker, Warren Bernhardt, Peter Erskine, Eddie Gomez, Mike Mainieri1984Album
Double, Double YouKenny Wheeler, Michael Brecker, John Taylor, Dave Holland1984Album
CityscapeClaus Ogerman / Michael Brecker1982Album
In The Presence And Absence Of Each OtherClaus Ogerman / Michael Brecker1982Album
80/81Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohnette, Dewey Redman, Michael Brecker1980Album
Tring-A-LingJoanne Brackeen Featuring Michael Brecker1978Album
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