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  • Michael Brecker Group - Leverkusen, Germany, 1998-10-19

    59:27

    MICHAEL BRECKER GROUP HOMMAGE AN MICHAEL BRECKER 2007
    (LAST CONCERT)

    Joey Calderazzo (p.)
    Michael Brecker (s.)
    James Genus (ac.b.)
    Ralph Peterson (dr.)


    TRACK

    1. Solo
    2. Round midnight
    3. Delta city blues
    4. El nino
    5. Cat`s cradle
    6. Madame Toulouse
    7. Song for Bilbao

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  • Michael Brecker Band - Full Concert - 08/16/87 - Newport Jazz Festival

    57:33

    Michael Brecker Band - Full Concert
    Recorded Live: 8/16/1987 - Newport Jazz Festival (Newport, RI)

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    Setlist:
    0:00:00 - Nothing Personal
    0:14:13 - Choices
    0:23:29 - Upside Downside
    0:32:17 - One and Only Love
    0:43:20 - Syzygy

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  • Michael Brecker Group - Upside Downside

    9:57

    Michael Brecker Group, BJD 1987, Bratislava,

    Michael Brecker: Tenor/EWI
    Mike Stern: Guitar
    Joey Calderazzo: Piano/Keyboards
    Adam Nussbaum: Drums
    Jeff Andrews: Bass

  • Michael Brecker Band - Upside Downside - 8/16/1987 - Newport Jazz Festival

    8:49

    Michael Brecker Band - Upside Downside
    Recorded Live: 8/16/1987 - Newport Jazz Festival - Newport, RI
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  • Michael Brecker Band

    1:15:26

    The Michael Brecker Band at the Commodore Ballroom, November 1988, featuring Michael Brecker, Mike Stern, Joey Calerazzo, Jeff Andrews and Adam Nussbaum.

  • Michael Brecker - Full Concert - 08/15/98 - Newport Jazz Festival

    54:08

    Michael Brecker - Full Concert
    Recorded Live: 8/15/1998 - Newport Jazz Festival (Newport, RI)

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    Setlist:
    0:00:00 - Madame Toulouse
    0:09:39 - Slings And Arrows
    0:19:14 - El Nino
    0:31:15 - Cat's Cradle
    0:40:40 - Delta City Blues

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  • Michael Brecker & Band at the North Sea Jazz Festival • 11-07-1987 • World of Jazz

    1:25:30

    Michael Leonard Brecker (March 29, 1949 – January 13, 2007) was an American jazzsaxophonist and composer. 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.

    Line up:
    Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone, Steiner EWI
    Mike Stern, guitar
    Joey Calderazzo, piano
    Jeff Andrews, bass,
    Adam Nussbaum, drums.

    Selection of the repertoire played:
    1 Nothing Personal
    2 Choices
    3 Upside Downside
    4 My One And Only Love
    5 Syzygy
    6 Original Rays


    Recorded live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Hague, The Netherlands on 11 July 1987

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  • Michael Brecker solo - Pick up The Pieces Montreux 1977

    4:53

    Michael Brecker solo - Pick up The Pieces Montreux 1977
    Audio replaced with the mixed album version.

    Conductor Arif Mardin,

    Lew Soloff, Don Ellis, Randy Brecker, Gilman Rathel (tp)
    Barry Rogers, Alan Kaplan (tbn)
    Herbie Mann (fl)
    Roger Ball, Sonny Fortune, Joe Farrell (as)
    Molly Duncan, Michael Brecker, Dick Morrissey (ts)
    Jaroslav Jakubovic (bs)
    Roger Ball (synth)
    Richard Tee (el.p)
    Hamish Stuart, Onnie McIntyre, Jim Mulle (g)
    Alan Gorrie (b)
    Steve Ferrone (d)
    Sammy Figueroa, Raphael Cruz (perc)

  • Mike Brecker Band Original Rays Wiesen Austria

    23:40

    Michael Brecker Group
    July 9, 1989

    Mike Brecker: Tenor
    Mike Stern: Guitar
    Jeff Andrews: Bass
    Adam Nussbaum: Drums
    Joey Calderazzo: Piano

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  • Michael Brecker Nothing Personal Wiesen Jazz Festival Austria

    15:19

    Michael Brecker Group
    July 9, 1989

    Mike Brecker: Tenor
    Mike Stern: Guitar
    Jeff Andrews: Bass
    Adam Nussbaum: Drums
    Joey Calderazzo: Piano

  • Michael Brecker - Softly as in a morning sunrise

    14:25

    Michael Brecker, tenor
    Ulf Wakenius, guitar
    Christian McBride, bass
    Benny Green, piano
    Alvin Queen, drums
    Jazz Baltica 2003

  • Michael Brecker 1976 solo live in New York Palladium with FZ

    4:37

    Another lesser known Michael Brecker solo (to jazz enthusiasts that is). Recorded in December 1976 in New York City's Palladium with Frank Zappa's extended band. Michael Brecker solos here on a challenging 7/8 vamp (the song is A Pound for a Brown) for over four minutes of tenor greatness. Enjoy!

  • Michael Brecker master class September 11, 1998

    1:48:04

    Michael Brecker conducted a master class at the University of Kentucky on September 11, 1998. He gave comments on performances by Jeremy Long with combo and Corey Lareau. He played drums with Corey, answered questions, and played. The video was originally recorded on 8mm tape, so the resolution and audio are less than optimal. Nevertheless, hearing from one of the greats is well worth documenting. Enjoy.

  • Michael Brecker Band - Jazz Jamboree 1989

    1:31:29

  • Michael Brecker - Madame Toulouse

    10:00

    Michael Brecker Group Live 1998 @ Leverkusener Jazztage (Germany)

    featuring:
    Joey Calderazzo (piano)
    James Genus (bass)
    Ralph Peterson (drums)

  • Upside Downside - Michael Brecker band live at hambrug on October 19,1987

    9:21

    michael brecker band on October 19,1987 live at Hambrug, Micehael Brecker :ts, Mike Stern : g,Jeff Andrews :b,Joey Calderazzo : Key, Adam Calderazzo : dr

  • Michael Brecker - Delta City Blues

    9:28

    Michael Brecker Group Live 1998 @ Leverkusener Jazztage (Germany)

    featuring:
    Joey Calderazzo (piano)
    James Genus (bass)
    Ralph Peterson (drums)

  • Michael Brecker Group - Upside Downside - YouTube

    9:57

  • Michael Brecker Band - Syzygy - 8/16/1987 - Newport Jazz Festival

    12:57

    Michael Brecker Band - Syzygy
    Recorded Live: 8/16/1987 - Newport Jazz Festival - Newport, RI
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  • Michael Brecker Band

    6:03

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  • Michael Brecker Quindectet, Blue Note Tokyo, 2004

    1:30:50

    Blue Note, Tokyo, Japan - February, the 2nd 2004

    Michael Brecker - Saxophone
    Gil Goldstein - Piano, Accordion
    Alex Sipiagin - Trumpet
    Petr Gordon - French Horn
    Robin Eubanks - Trombone
    Bob Sheppard - Flute-Soprano
    Dan Willis - Double Reeds
    Roger Rosenberg - Bassclarinet, Baritone
    Joyce Hammon - Violin
    Meg Okura - Viola
    David Edggar - Cello
    Adam Rogers - Guitar
    Boris Koslov - Bass
    Antonio Sanchez - Drums
    Danny Sadwick - Percussion

  • Michael Brecker with the Louie Bellson Big Band

    5:50

    Brecker & Gellar on sax tear up the solos in these rare 1983 clips.

  • Ralph Peterson: Michael Brecker Group - 1998

    11:38

    Michael Brecker Group - Estival Jazz Lugano 1998
    Michael Brecker - tenor sax - Joey Calderazzo - piano - James Genus - electric bass - Ralph Peterson, Jr. - drums
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  • Michael Brecker - Song for Bilbao

    10:00

    Michael Brecker Group Live 1998 @ Leverkusener Jazztage (Germany)

    featuring:
    Joey Calderazzo (piano)
    James Genus (bass)
    Ralph Peterson (drums)

  • Steps Ahead ft. Michael Brecker live at the North Sea Jazz Festival • 14-07-1985 • World of Jazz

    1:26:57

    Steps Ahead was a jazz fusion group formed by vibraphonist Mike Mainieri in the 1970s. In the heydays the lineup consisted of Mike Mainieri, saxophonist Michael Brecker, pianist Don Grolnick, bassplayer Eddie Gómez and drummer Steve Gadd. They fused elements of jazz, R&B, funk and rock in one blend of jazz rock.
    The band was active during the 1970’s and 1980’s and fell apart in the nineties. They gave a reunion concert however during the 2005 North Sea Jazz Festival.

    This unique concert was recorded at the North Sea Jazz Festival, 14 July 1985 at the Congresgebouw, The Hague, The Netherlands, featuring Michael Brecker and the rhythm section of Weather Report: Victor Bailey and Peter Erskine. It was never broadcast!

    The full line up:
    Mike Mainieri, vibraphone,
    Michael Brecker, saxophone
    Chuck Loeb, guitar,
    Victor Bailey, bass
    Peter Erskine, drums

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  • Michael Brecker Group - Estival Jazz Lugano 1998

    14:09

    00:00 - Madame Toulouse
    07:01 - Tenor saxophone solo
    09:33 - Delta city blues

    Michael Brecker - tenor sax
    Joey Calderazzo - piano
    James Genus - electric bass
    Ralph Peterson, Jr. - drums

    Estival Jazz Lugano 1998

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  • Steps Ahead - Trains

    12:04

  • Michael Brecker Band - One and Only Love - 8/16/1987 - Newport Jazz Festival

    11:04

    Michael Brecker Band - One and Only Love
    Recorded Live: 8/16/1987 - Newport Jazz Festival - Newport, RI
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  • Michael Brecker - El Nino

    9:59

    Michael Brecker Group Live 1998 @ Leverkusener Jazztage (Germany)

    featuring:
    Joey Calderazzo (piano)
    James Genus (bass)
    Ralph Peterson (drums)

  • Michael Brecker Band - Upside Downside - 11 july 1987 • World of Jazz

    9:01

    Michael Leonard Brecker (March 29, 1949 – January 13, 2007) was an American jazzsaxophonist and composer. 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.
    This is a recording of the concert at the North Sea Jazz Festival 1987 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

    Line up:
    Michael Brecker, tenor saxophone, Steiner EWI
    Mike Stern, guitar
    Joey Calderazzo, piano
    Jeff Andrews, bass,
    Adam Nussbaum, drums.


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  • Michael Brecker Group - Song for Bilbao

    11:57

    19. Leverkusener Jazztage 1998

    Michael Brecker - tenor saxophone
    Joey Calderazzo - piano
    James Genus - bass
    Ralph Peterson - drums

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  • Michael Brecker - Oleo - 1983

    4:43

    'Jazz at the Gateway' Edinburgh
    This solo is transcribed at
    Michael Brecker's solo is featured, only.

  • McCoy Tyner Trio featuring Michael Brecker - Impressions - 1996

    16:12

    July 12, 1996
    McCoy Tyner: Piano
    Michael Brecker: Tenor
    Avery Sharpe: Bass
    Aaron Scott: Drums

  • Michael Brecker Pat Metheny Special Quartet 2000 Vitoria Gasteiz.

    27:44

    Michael Brecker Pat Metheney Special Quartet 2000 Vitoria Gasteiz
    July 22 2000
    Michael Brecker: Tenor saxophone.
    Pat Metheny: Guitar
    Larry Goldings: Organ
    Bill Stewart: Drums
    Thanks to the original uploader Hinojosa_Jazz y algo más. I added EQ to boost the high frequencies a bit, which were almost gone...

  • Michael Brecker - There is No Greater Love

    8:34

    Solo Transcriptions - The Michael Brecker Collection


    Live in Helsinki


    Artist Transcriptions


    Video - Live at the Vanguard with John Abercrombie


    Tales From The Hudson


    There is No Greater Love - Michael Brecker, featuring an interview and performance with the saxophonist from December 18, 1999.

    Michael Brecker, the Philadelphia-born saxophonist star could hurl out more notes faster than almost all of his fellow-practitioners, but his 11 Grammy awards, devoted worldwide audience and status among musicians everywhere testified to artistic strengths that went far beyond technique. He was a composer, bandleader and improviser whose solo career started late, after years as a sideman and session-player; but in the two decades after he made his leadership debut, he became the most emulated jazz saxophonist on the planet after John Coltrane.

    Brecker was held in such awe by students, commentators and players alike that the thought of his exit will be hard for many to comprehend. A reserved, private and undemonstrative man, who made light of his talent - he was so indifferent to onstage histrionics that he would play the most high-energy solos with almost nothing visibly moving but his fingers - Brecker inspired enduring loyalties for his modesty as much as his influence. He also inspired confidence in the most demanding of artists that his presence would make even their best work sound better. Those who hired him in his pre-leadership days included Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Steely Dan, Frank Zappa, Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell, Charles Mingus and Jaco Pastorius.

    Brecker combined the striving energy, technical ambition and sophisticated harmonic sense of Coltrane - his first and biggest inspiration - with a soulful bluesiness that allowed him to drop easily into the earthiest of blues, rock or funk bands. In his prime, he could sustain an unaccompanied one-man show by sounding like several sax players, and even parts of a rhythm section, all at the same time. But if he could tingle the spine with Coltranesque split-note wails that took the tenor sax way above its regular range as well as transforming it into a chordal instrument, he could be tender with slow music, as his performance of Every Day I Thank You on guitarist Pat Metheny's 80/81 album confirms.

    Self-revelatory emotions were not perhaps his style, in the way they were Coltrane's. But, playing in New York in the week following 9/11, Brecker told me: I maybe felt in touch with the true purposes of music in a way I never had been before - as a hearing, transporting, unifying force. He seemed to tune into both his inner voices and the wider possibilities of his art increasingly in later years; that journey ends with an as yet unnamed new album completed just two weeks ago.

    One of the group's album titles, Heavy Metal Bebop, aptly described the style. Michael's spiky, chromatically dense improvising style developed in this period - but, unlike a good many jazz players turning to funk in the 70s, he never sounded cramped by the rhythm patterns of the idiom. He burst with ideas whether the underpinning was the loose, cruising feel of swing, or the slamming backbeats of rock.

    In 1987 recorded his debut album as a leader (it was jazz album of the year in both Downbeat and Jazziz magazines), and toured with Herbie Hancock's quartet. He also briefly explored the possibilities of an electronic sax, the EWI.

    That first album was well received, partly for the revelation that Brecker had an eloquent compositional talent with which to trigger his torrential saxophone variations (though he never composed extensively, and depended on a close relationship with pianist Gil Goldstein as a composer-arranger). Sideman roles still occasionally tempted him (he toured with Paul Simon in 1991-92 and with Hancock in 1997), and the Brecker Brothers were occasionally coaxed out of retirement, but it was the powerful quartet (often featuring the drummer Jeff Tain Watts) that was his most regular vehicle through the 1990s. Albums like Tales From the Hudson, Time Is Of the Essence, The Ballad Book and Wide Angles (2004) displayed the same improvisational verve as ever, but were also showcases for Brecker's high-class admirers - like McCoy Tyner, Metheny, Hancock and Elvin Jones.

    In his 50s, Brecker's improvising gradually shed the grandstanding pyrotechnics, gaining subtler colours, greater contrast and a compelling narrative strength. In 2001, at the invitation of the English Contemporary Music Network, he also successfully explored leadership of a larger band, working with Gil Goldstein and an Anglo-American group on expanded arrangements of his own compositions. A bigger group also participated on Wide Angles, which won two Grammy awards.

  • Michael Brecker - Round Midnight

    6:10

    Live 1998 @ Leverkusener Jazztage performing Round Midnight solo.

  • Michael Brecker Sonnymoon at North Texas, 1984

    4:05

    This is from a Spring 1984 lecture at North Texas State University. The tune is a Bb blues, Sonnymoon for Two. Mike blows for about four minutes. John Ballantyne is on piano, Kendall Kay is on drums. Gerald Stockton on Bass. This is a student rhythm section and Mike really digs playing with them.

  • Michael Brecker with John McLaughlin - One Night in Monte Carlo

    1:33:13

    00:00 1 Arc of the Pendulum
    14:23 2. El Nino
    28:10 3. The Cost of Living
    43:36 4. The Impaler
    56:54 5. 'Round Midnight
    1:08:17 6. Song for Bilbao
    1:20:51 7. Slings & Arrows

    Michael Brecker - tenor sax
    Joey Calderazzo - piano
    Chris Minh Doky - bass
    Jeff 'Tain' Watts - drums
    John McLaughlin - guitar on tracks 4, 5, 6 and 7

    Recorded in Monte Carlo on May 1 2001

  • Michael Brecker - Cats Cradle

    9:35

    Michael Brecker Group Live 1998 @ Leverkusener Jazztage (Germany)

    featuring:
    Joey Calderazzo (piano)
    James Genus (bass)
    Ralph Peterson (drums)

  • Michael Brecker Group - Madame Toulouse

    7:02

    Estival Jazz Lugano 1998

    Michael Brecker - tenor saxophone
    Joey Calderazzo - piano
    James Genus - bass
    Ralph Peterson - drums

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  • michael brecker-midnight voyage.wmv

    7:21

  • Michael Brecker - Original Rays

    10:00

    Featuring Mike Stern on guitar and Michael Brecker on EWI and sax. Recorded from old VHS tape - excuse the poor video quality.

  • Michael Brecker Band Syzygy

    14:33

    Michael Brecker Band
    Syzygy
    Pit Inn Roppongi 1987
    Michael Brecker
    Mike Stern
    Kenny Kirkland
    Jeff Andrews
    Omar Hakim

  • Michael Brecker - Take a Walk - 1983

    5:08

    Another clip from TV 1983
    Michael Brecker: Tenor
    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: Bass
    Jon Christensen: Drums
    Gordon Beck: Piano
    Philip Catherine: Guitar

  • Michael Brecker playing Naima.

    11:37

    Michael Brecker playing Naima. (New audiotrack)
    Middelheim Jazz Belgium
    August 14, 2003.

  • Brecker Brothers - Some Skunk Funk

    7:35

    Brecker Brothers - Some Skunk Funk - band introductions 1992
    Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Dennis Chambers, Mike Stern, George Whitty, James Genus
    Recorded live at the Palau De La Musica, Barcelona, Spain

  • Michael Brecker Band - Itsbynreel - 1990

    9:56

    Perugia, Italia
    July 20,1990

  • Michael Brecker Band Part 1

    6:21

    Michael Brecker, Michael Stern, Joey Calderazzo

  • Nothing Personal - Michael Brecker Band at Live Under the Sky1989 -

    15:49

    Personnel;
    Michael Brecker(tenor sax)
    Mike Stern(guitar)
    Joey Calderazzo(piano)
    Jeff Andrews(bass)
    Adam Nussbaum(drums)

  • Brecker Brothers Live In Barcelona Mike & Randy Dennis Chambers Mike Stern Etc

    57:24

    Brecker Brothers Live In Barcelona
    Mike Stern - Guitar
    James Genus - Bass
    George Whitty - Keyboards
    Dennis Chambers - Drums
    Michael Brecker - Tenor Saxophone & Akai ewi
    Randy Brecker - Trumpet

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