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The Band Member: Most of Brecker's recordings with pioneering jazz-fusion outfits like Dreams an early-'70s group that Miles Davis was rumored to have checked out and the Brecker Brothers which made its debut in '74 have fallen out of print. A shared reverence for John Coltrane's enduring contributions was the raison d'etre for two recent groups that included Brecker.
The Session Man: Creative distillation was an inherent part of Brecker's genius: an uncanny ability to construct custom second solos that fit as seamlessly into pop, rock and funk songs as his longer improvisations did in extended jazz jams. The Guest: Ask any number of musicians to name their favorite jazz album featuring a Brecker appearance, and as many responses will be offered.
The Leader: Brecker's output as a leader numbered a little more than a dozen after he finally stepped out on his own at the age of Cityscape married Brecker's lyricism to the lush string arrangements of Claus Olgerman.
Tales from the Hudson and Two Blocks from the Edge comprise a stunningly confident and constantly inventive one-two punch in his discography. Nearness of You successfully matches Brecker's modern sensibility with the standards of yesteryear. Despite its unintended role as his swan song, Pilgrimage carves a wide emotional swath with an all-original collection of tunes. Clear proof that as a composer, Brecker was still finding himself. Your purchase helps support NPR programming.
Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. NPR Shop.Wishbone Ash 's sophomore release, Pilgrimage, unveiled their creative genius after a debut that merely presented them as a boogie- and blues-based rock outfit. The opening track, "Vas Dis," with its jazz bassline, slicing rhythm guitar, and gibberish vocals was their answer to "Hocus Pocus" by Focus (or vice versa as both were released in ).8/