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 issued 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
** reissue of 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 & 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 programs; 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 issued 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 & Mastersound Studios, NYC, 1988
The Gentleman And Hizcaine
** reissue of 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 programs; Jim Beard, synthesizer; Judd Miller, EWI programs; Jason Miles, synthesizer programs; Jon Herington, guitar; Victor Bailey, bass; Adam Nussbaum, crash cymbal; Jimmy Bralower, drum programs; 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 programs; 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 programs; 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 programs; 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 issued 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
** reissue of 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 & 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, vocals #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 issued on Heads Up International HUSA 9095.