The Brecker Brothers was the musical duo of Michael (saxophone, flute, and EWI) and Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugelhorn), who recorded commercially successful jazz fusion albums together in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. They had a hit single with "East River" in 1979. It reached #34 in the UK Singles Chart.

Older brother Randy first became famous as an original member of the group Blood, Sweat & Tears. He appeared on their debut album Child Is Father to the Man in 1968. In addition to recording their own compositions, the brothers frequently played together as session musicians on albums by many other artists. They were heard on Todd Rundgren's hit "Hello It's Me" which reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972. Other notable appearances include Parliament's Mothership Connection and the debut album of the Japanese fusion group Casiopea. They also appeared on Frank Zappa's live album Zappa in New York, which was recorded during a special appearance of the brothers (along with members of the Saturday Night Live band) at Zappa concerts at the Palladium, December 26–29, 1976. They also were part of the instrumentation of Eric Clapton's 1986 album August. Both brothers also had prolific recording careers as leaders of their own ensembles.

The brothers' collaborations came to an end in 2007, when Michael Brecker died from leukemia.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1975 The Brecker Bros. 2
1977 Don't Stop the Music 1
1980 Detente 1
1981 Straphangin' 3
1992 Return of the Brecker Brothers 2
1994 Out of the Loop 2
1996 Brecker Bros. 1
1999 Priceless Jazz Collection 1
2002 Score 1
2015 The Bottom Line Archive 1
Back to Back 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1990 The Brecker Bros. Collection, Volume 1 1
1997 East River 1
2006 Sneakin' Up Behind You: The Very Best of The Brecker Brothers 1
The Brecker Bros. Collection, Volume 2 1
The Brecker Brothers Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1978 Heavy Metal Be-Bop 2
1994 Live 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1993 Live at Bottom Line, Nagoya 1

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