Michael Brecker Discography

1987 (age 38)

Michael Brecker Quintet

Michael Brecker, tenor sax, EWI; Kenny Kirkland, keyboards; Pat Metheny, guitar; Charlie Haden, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.
The Power Station, NYC, 1987
Sea GlassImpulse! MCA-5980
Syzygy-
Choices-
Nothing Personal-
The Cost Of Living-
Original Rays-
My One And Only LoveImpulse! MCAD-5980
* Impulse! MCA-5980, MCAD-5980   Michael Brecker

1988

Michael Brecker Band

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 ReelImpulse! MCA-42229
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-
Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Jim Beard, piano, synthesizer; Mike Stern, guitar; Jeff Andrews, fretless electric bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums.
The Gentleman And HizcaineImpulse! MCAD-42229
* Impulse! MCA-42229, MCAD-42229   Michael Brecker - Don't Try This At Home

1990 (age 41)

Michael Brecker With Don Grolnick's Band

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

1996

Michael Brecker Quintet/Sextet

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 ArrowsImpulse! IMPD-191
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-
* Impulse! IMPD-191   Michael Brecker - Tales From The Hudson

1997

Michael Brecker Quintet

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 ToulouseImpulse! IMPD-260
Two Blocks From The Edge-
Bye George-
El Nino-
Cat's Cradle-
The Impaler-
How Long 'Til The Sun-
Delta City Blues-
SkylarkImpulse! (Eu) IMP 12612
* Impulse! IMPD-260, (Eu) IMP 12612   Michael Brecker - Two Blocks From The Edge

1999 (age 50)

Michael Brecker Quartet

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 PendulumVerve 314 547 844-2
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-
* Verve 314 547 844-2   Michael Brecker - Time Is Of The Essence

2000

Michael Brecker Quintet

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 SongVerve 314 549 705-2
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-
* Verve 314 549 705-2   Michael Brecker - Nearness Of You - The Ballad Book

2003

Michael Brecker Quindectet

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
BroadbandVerve 440 076 142-2
Cool Day In Hell-
Angles Of Repose-
Timbuktu-
Night Jessamine-
Scylla-
Brexterity-
Evening Faces-
Modus Operandy-
Never Alone-
* Verve 440 076 142-2   Michael Brecker Quindectet - Wide Angles

2006

Michael Brecker Quintet

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 TimeHeads Up International HUCD 3095
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-
* Heads Up International HUCD 3095, HUSA 9095   Michael Brecker - Pilgrimage