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Essential Michael Brecker

Read "Essential Michael Brecker" reviewed by Jason West

This article was originally published at All About Jazz in November 1999. Michael Brecker's contributions to music are generous and, like the pregnant ideas that flow from his tenor horn, they continue to grow. At 50, the saxophonist has found acceptance in a wide variety of musical settings, having performed with pop stars like ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Brecker: Time Is Of The Essence

Read "Time Is Of The Essence" reviewed by John Sharpe

Whether you’re selling beans or CD’s, it’s nice to have a “hook.” Having dynamo drummers Elvin Jones, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts and Bill Stewart on board certainly provide Time Is Of The Essence with abundant star power. Adding superstar guitarist Pat Metheny and B-3 master Larry Goldings further enhances the package. No doubt the cast is first-rate, ...

Time Is Of The Essence

Label: Verve Music Group
Released: 1999
Track listing: Arc of the Pendulum, Sound Off, Half Past Late, Timeline, The Morning of This Night, Renaissance Man, Dr. Slate, As I Am, Outrance (69:31)

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Brecker (Verve: Time Is of the Essence

Read "Time Is of the Essence" reviewed by David Adler

There's no doubting Michael Brecker's status as a tenor saxophone giant. As a composer and a leader of bands, however, he still seems to be searching'on the right track, but searching. His work for Impulse in the late 80s was slick and a bit ordinary'remember the ill-fated EWI?'and his live group during that period, featuring fusion ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Brecker: Time Is Of the Essence

Read "Time Is Of the Essence" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Able to successfully straddle the divide between mainstream jazz and its more commercial factions, Michael Brecker has had a successful run on Impulse since his self-titled debut in 1987. Now that the label has been swallowed up by the newly-formed conglomerate, the Verve Music Group, Brecker retains his contract and makes his debut on Verve with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Brecker: Time is of the Essence

Read "Time is of the Essence" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The Main Event. Michael Brecker’s sixth release is his first for Verve. Each Brecker album has been an event since his self-titled solo debut in 1987. Since that time, he has established himself as a meticulous craftsman who carefully composes his own music while cautiously choosing other’s to interpret. Time Is of The Essence finds Brecker ...


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