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The Brecker Brothers: Heavy Metal Bebop

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The Brecker BrothersHeavy Metal BebopArista1978 While artists more often than not look for an album title that in some way reflects the music contained within, few have come up with a name that, in three simple words, says it all as much as today's Rediscovery: The Brecker Brothers' Heavy Metal Bebop. A positively incendiary live recording (barring bassist Neil Jason's funkified, studio-recorded, set-opening vocal anthem, “East River"), it sports a completely revamped lineup from the ...

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The Complete Arista Albums Collection

Read "The Complete Arista Albums Collection" reviewed by John Kelman

When fusion first emerged in the late 1960s/early '70s with artists like trumpeter Miles Davis, pianist Chick Corea and guitarist John McLaughlin, the emphasis was on guitar and keyboard heavy lineups like Return to Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra, with an equally strong predilection for the intensity and volume of rock and a kind of thundering funk that was different than the kind of music coming from R&B and soul artists like Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind & Fire. Parallel to ...

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Piloo Records To Release CD/DVD Set Randy Brecker's The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

Piloo Records To Release CD/DVD Set Randy Brecker's The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

Source: Antje Hübner

AVAILABLE ONLINE SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 AVAILABLE IN STORES OCTOBER 8, 2013 Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, trumpeter Randy Brecker and his younger, sax-playing brother Michael helped define a sub-genre by blending sophisticated jazz harmonies and searing solos with slamming funk grooves and a visceral energy that grabbed rock ears. The Philly-born Brecker Brothers set the tone for a generation of aspiring musicians who followed. “When the band started back in the day, the original intent was to do ...



One Track Mind: The Brecker Brothers "Song for Barry" (1992)

One Track Mind: The Brecker Brothers "Song for Barry" (1992)

Source: Something Else!

By PicoSuch much has been mentioned here about the late, great saxophonist Michael Brecker, but nothing about the group from which he first gained fame from.Michael, of course, wasn't the only musically talented Brecker; brother Randy was and remains a pretty good trumpet player in the hard bop tradition. He was also also around for some of the critical incubation points of rock-jazz fusion: an original member of Blood Sweat And Tears in 1967 and two ...

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Weather Report
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Michael Brecker
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Tower of Power
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