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Michael Brecker

Michael Brecker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and exposed to jazz at an early age by his father, an amateur jazz pianist. Among the generation of jazz musicians that saw rock music not as the enemy but as a viable musical option, Brecker began studying clarinet, then moved to alto saxophone in school, eventually settling on the tenor saxophone as his primary instrument. After only a year at Indiana University, Michael Brecker moved to New York City in 1970 where he carved out a niche for himself as a dynamic and exciting jazz soloist. He first made his mark at age 21 as a member of the jazz/rock band Dreams—a band that included his older brother Randy, trombonist Barry Rogers, drummer Billy Cobham, Jeff Kent and Doug Lubahn. Dreams was short-lived, lasting only a year, but influential (Miles Davis was seen at some gigs prior to his recording “Jack Johnson”).

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Discography

Live in Helsinki 1995

Live in Helsinki 1995

Random Act Records
2015

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Two Blocks From The...

Creative Sources
2007

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The Tales From The...

Creative Sources
2007

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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

Heads Up International
2007

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Michael Brecker: Pilgrimage

Michael Brecker:...

Heads Up International
2007

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Wide Angles

Wide Angles

Verve Music Group
2003

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