Michael Brecker Catalog

1987 (age 38)

Michael Brecker  (Impulse! MCA-5980)

Michael Brecker, tenor sax, EWI; Kenny Kirkland, keyboards; Pat Metheny, guitar; Charlie Haden, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.

The Power Station, NYC, 1987

Sea Glass
Syzygy
Choices
Nothing Personal
The Cost Of Living
Original Rays

** also released on Impulse! MCAD-5980.

Michael Brecker  (Impulse! MCAD-5980)

Michael Brecker, tenor sax, EWI; Kenny Kirkland, keyboards; Pat Metheny, guitar; Charlie Haden, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.: same session.

The Power Station, NYC, 1987

My One And Only Love

** originally released on Impulse! MCA-5980 + 1 bonus track.

1988

Michael Brecker - Don't Try This At Home  (Impulse! MCA-42229)

Michael Brecker, tenor sax, Akai EWI; Mark O'Connor, violin; Don Grolnick, piano; Mike Stern, guitar; Charlie Haden, acoustic bass; Jeff Andrews, fretless electric bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.

The Power Station, NYC and Mastersound Studios, NYC, 1988

Itsbynne Reel

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Don Grolnick, piano; Mike Stern, guitar; Charlie Haden, acoustic bass; Adam Nussbaum, drums.

Chime This

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Charlie Haden, acoustic bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.

Scriabin

Michael Brecker, tenor sax, Akai EWI; Joey Calderazzo, piano; Mike Stern, guitar; Jeff Andrews, electric bass; Adam Nussbaum, drums.

Suspone

Michael Brecker, tenor sax, Akai EWI; Herbie Hancock, piano; Judd Miller, synthesizer programming; Mike Stern, guitar; Charlie Haden, acoustic bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.

Don't Try This At Home

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Joey Calderazzo, piano; Charlie Haden, acoustic bass; Adam Nussbaum, drums.

Everything Happens When You're Gone

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Don Grolnick, piano; Jim Beard, synthesizer; Mike Stern, guitar; Jeff Andrews, electric bass; Peter Erskine, drums.

Talking To Myself

** also released on Impulse! MCAD-42229.

Michael Brecker - Don't Try This At Home  (Impulse! MCAD-42229)

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Jim Beard, piano, synthesizer; Mike Stern, guitar; Jeff Andrews, fretless electric bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.

The Power Station, NYC and Mastersound Studios, NYC, 1988

The Gentleman And Hizcaine

** originally released on Impulse! MCA-42229 + 1 bonus track.

1990 (age 41)

Michael Brecker - Now You See It... (Now You Don't)  (GRP GRD-9622)

Michael Brecker, tenor sax, Akai EWI, keyboards, drum programming; Jim Beard, synthesizer; Judd Miller, EWI programming; Jason Miles, synthesizer programming; Jon Herington, guitar; Victor Bailey, bass; Adam Nussbaum, crash cymbal; Jimmy Bralower, drum programming; Don Alias, percussion; Don Grolnick, producer.

The Power Station, NYC, 1990

Escher Sketch (A Tale Of Two Rhythms)

Michael Brecker, tenor sax, Akai EWI; Joey Calderazzo, piano; Jim Beard, synthesizer; Judd Miller, EWI programming; Jon Herington, guitar; Victor Bailey, bass; Adam Nussbaum, drums; Don Grolnick, producer.

Minsk

Michael Brecker, tenor sax, Akai EWI; Jim Beard, synthesizer; Jon Herington, guitar; Don Alias, percussion; Don Grolnick, producer.

Ode To The Doo Da Day

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Jim Beard, synthesizer; Victor Bailey, bass; Omar Hakim, drums; Don Alias, percussion; Don Grolnick, producer.

Never Alone

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Joey Calderazzo, piano; Jim Beard, additional keyboards; Judd Miller, EWI programming; Jon Herington, guitar; Jay Anderson, acoustic bass; Victor Bailey, electric bass; Adam Nussbaum, drums; Don Grolnick, producer.

Peep

Michael Brecker, tenor sax, Akai EWI; Joey Calderazzo, piano; Jim Beard, synthesizer; Judd Miller, EWI programming; Victor Bailey, bass; Don Alias, Steve Berrios, Milton Cardona, percussion; Don Grolnick, producer.

Dogs In The Wine Shop

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Jim Beard, keyboards; Victor Bailey, bass; Don Alias, Omar Hakim, percussion; Don Grolnick, producer.

Quiet City

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Joey Calderazzo, piano; Jay Anderson, bass; Adam Nussbaum, drums; Don Grolnick, producer.

The Meaning Of The Blues

1996

Michael Brecker - Tales From The Hudson  (Impulse! IMPD-191)

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Joey Calderazzo, piano #1,2,4,6-9; McCoy Tyner, piano #3,5; Pat Metheny, guitar #1,2,4-9, synthesizer guitar #3; Dave Holland, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums; Don Alias, percussion #3,5.

The Power Station, NYC, 1996

1.Slings And Arrows
2.Midnight Voyage
3.Song For Bilbao
4.Beau Rivage
5.African Skies
6.Introduction To Naked Soul
7.Naked Soul
8.Willie T.
9.Cabin Fever

1997

Michael Brecker - Two Blocks From The Edge  (Impulse! IMPD-260)

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Joey Calderazzo, piano; James Genus, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums; Don Alias, percussion.

Avatar Studios, NYC, December 20-23, 1997

Madame Toulouse
Two Blocks From The Edge
Bye George
El Nino
Cat's Cradle
The Impaler
How Long 'Til The Sun
Delta City Blues

** also released on Impulse! (Eu) IMP 12612.

Michael Brecker - Two Blocks From The Edge  (Impulse! (Eu) IMP 12612)

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Joey Calderazzo, piano; James Genus, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums; Don Alias, percussion.: same session.

Avatar Studios, NYC, December 20-23, 1997

Skylark

** originally released on Impulse! IMPD-260 + 1 bonus track.

1999 (age 50)

Michael Brecker - Time Is Of The Essence  (Verve 314 547 844-2)

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Larry Goldings, organ; Pat Metheny, guitar; Elvin Jones, drums #1,4,9; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums #2,5,7; Bill Stewart, drums #3,6,8.

Avatar Studios, NYC and Right Track Recording, NYC, 1999

1.Arc Of The Pendulum
2.Sound Off
3.Half Past Late
4.Timeline
5.The Morning Of This Night
6.Renaissance Man (A Tribute To Eddie Harris)
7.Dr. Slate
8.As I Am
9.Outrance

2000

Michael Brecker - Nearness Of You - The Ballad Book  (Verve 314 549 705-2)

Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Pat Metheny, guitar; Charlie Haden, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums; James Taylor, vocal #2,5.

Right Track Recording, NYC, December 18-20, 2000

1.Chapter One: Chan's Song
2.Chapter One: Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
3.Chapter One: Nascente
4.Chapter One: Midnight Mood
5.Chapter One: The Nearness Of You
6.Chapter Two: Incandescence
7.Chapter Two: Sometimes I See
8.Chapter Two: My Ship
9.Chapter Two: Always
10.Chapter Two: Seven Days
11.Epilogue: I Can See Your Dreams

2003

Michael Brecker Quindectet - Wide Angles  (Verve 440 076 142-2)

Alex "Sasha" Sipiagin, trumpet; Robin Eubanks, trombone; Peter Gordon, French horn; Steve Wilson, flute, alto flute; Charles Pillow, oboe, English horn; Iain Dixon, clarinet, bass clarinet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Mark Feldman, concertmaster; Joyce Hammann, violin; Lois Martin, viola; Erik Friedlander, cello; Adam Rogers, guitar; John Patitucci, bass; Antonio Sanchez, drums; Daniel Sadownick, percussion.

Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ, January 22-24, 2003

Broadband
Cool Day In Hell
Angles Of Repose
Timbuktu
Night Jessamine
Scylla
Brexterity
Evening Faces
Modus Operandy
Never Alone

2006

Michael Brecker - Pilgrimage  (Heads Up International HUCD 3095)

Michael Brecker, tenor sax, EWI; Herbie Hancock, piano #1,5,8,9; Brad Mehldau, piano #2-4,6,7; Pat Metheny, guitar; John Patitucci, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.

Right Track Recording, NYC, August, 2006

1.The Mean Time
2.Five Months From Midnight
3.Anagram
4.Tumbleweed
5.When Can I Kiss You Again
6.Cardinal Rule
7.Half Moon Lane
8.Loose Threads
9.Pilgrimage

** also released on Heads Up International HUSA 9095.