Michael Brecker

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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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Cityscape Claus Ogerman & Michael Brecker 3
1984 Double, Double You Kenny Wheeler, Mike Brecker, John Taylor, Dave Holland & Jack DeJohnette 3
1985 Hearts and Numbers Don Grolnick feat. Michael Brecker 1
1987 Michael Brecker Michael Brecker 4 3
1988 Don't Try This at Home Michael Brecker 3
1990 Now You See It... (Now You Don't) Michael Brecker 3
1991 Claus Ogerman featuring Michael Brecker Claus Ogerman feat. Michael Brecker 1
1994 Twin Tenors Michael Brecker & Bob Mintzer 1
1996 Tales From the Hudson Michael Brecker 3
1996 Ticino Chris Walden featuring Michael Brecker, Ernie Watts 1
1998 Two Blocks From the Edge Michael Brecker 2
1999 Time Is of the Essence Michael Brecker 2
1999 Old Folks Kenny Garrett / John Scofield / Michael Brecker / David Friesen 2
2001 Nearness of You: The Ballad Book Michael Brecker 2
2002 American Dreams Charlie Haden with Michael Brecker feat. Brad Mehldau and Brian Blade 1
2007 Pilgrimage Michael Brecker 5
2009 Tring-A-Ling Joanne Brackeen meets Michael Brecker 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker & Roy Hargrove 2
2005 Some Skunk Funk Randy Brecker With Michael Brecker & WDR Big Band Köln 2

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