The Brecker Brothers Catalog

1975

The Brecker Bros.  (Arista AL 4037)

Randy Brecker, trumpet, electric trumpet, flugelhorn #1-7,9, trumpet, electric trumpet, flugelhorn, vocal #8; Dave Sanborn, alto sax; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Don Grolnick, keyboards; Bob Mann, guitar; Will Lee, electric bass #1-4,6-9, electric bass, vocal #5; Harvey Mason, drums; Christopher Parker, additional drums #5; Ralph MacDonald, percussion.

Secret Sound Studios, NYC, January, 1975

1.Some Skunk Funk
2.Sponge
3.A Creature Of Many Faces
4.Twilight
5.Sneakin' Up Behind You
6.Rocks
7.Levitate
8.Oh My Stars
9.D.B.B.

1976

The Brecker Brothers Band - Back To Back  (Arista AL 4061)

Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn, electric trumpet; Dave Sanborn, alto sax; Michael Brecker, tenor sax, flute; Lew Del Gatto, baritone sax #2; Dave Friedman, marimba #6; Don Grolnick, keyboards; Dave Whitman, synthesizer programs; Steve Khan, guitar; Will Lee, electric bass, lead vocal, background vocal; Christopher Parker, drums; Steve Gadd, drums #4,9; Ralph MacDonald, percussion; Rafael Cruz, Sammy Figueroa, percussion #4; Patti Austin, Robin Clark, Diane Sumler, Allee Willis, background vocal; Luther Vandross, background vocal, background vocal arranger.

Electric Lady Studios, NYC, 1976

1.Keep It Steady (Brecker Bump)
2.If You Wanna Boogie...Forget It
3.Lovely Lady
4.Night Flight
5.Slick Stuff
6.Dig A Little Deeper
7.Grease Piece
8.What Can A Miracle Do
9.I Love Wastin' Time With You

1977

The Brecker Bros. - Don't Stop The Music  (Arista AL 4122)

Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn, electric trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax, flute; Don Grolnick, keyboards; Doug Riley, keyboards, horn arranger, string arranger; Sandy Torano, guitar #1,3; Hiram Law Bullock, guitar #2-4,6; Jerry Friedman, guitar #1, electric piano #5; Steve Khan, electric guitar, electric 12-string guitar; Will Lee, bass, background vocal; Chris Parker, drums; Steve Gadd, drums #4,6; Lenny White, drums #7; Sammy Figueroa, congas #7; Ralph McDonald, percussion; Josh Brown, Robin Clark, Christine Faith, background vocal; Beverly Billard, Doug Billard, background vocal #3; + Horn section: Randy Brecker, Alan Rubin, trumpet; Barry Rogers, trombone; David Taylor, bass trombone; Lou Marini, alto sax; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Lew Del Gatto, baritone sax; + String section: Gene Orloff, concertmaster; Sanford Allen, Ariana Bronne, Peter Dimitriades, Paul Gershman, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Guy Lumia, Matthew Raimondi, Aaron Rosand, violin; Lamar Alsop, Alfred Brown, Richard Maximoff, viola; Jesse Levy, Richard Locker, cello.

Atlantic Studios, NYC, 1977

1.Finger Lickin' Good
2.Funky Sea, Funky Dew
3.As Long As I've Got Your Love
4.Squids
5.Don't Stop The Music
6.Petals
7.Tabula Rasa

1978

The Brecker Brothers Band - Heavy Metal Be-Bop  (Arista AB 4185)

Randy Brecker, trumpet, handclaps; Michael Brecker, tenor sax, handclaps; Paul Schaeffer, Fender Rhodes; Barry Finnerty, guitar; Neil Jason, bass, lead vocal; Terry Bozzio, Alan Schwartzberg, drums; Victoria, tambourine; Bob Clearmountain, various friends, handclaps; Kash Monet, handclaps, percussion, background vocal; Roy Herring, Jeff Schoen, background vocal.

The Power Station, NYC, 1978

East River

Randy Brecker, electric trumpet, keyboards; Michael Brecker, electric tenor sax; Barry Finnerty, guitar, guitorganizer, background vocal; Neil Jason, bass, lead vocal; Terry Bozzio, drums, background vocal; + additional musicians: Rafael Cruz, Sammy Figueroa, percussion.

My Father's Place, Roslyn, Long Island and Sigma Sound Studios, NYC, 1978

Inside Out
Some Skunk Funk
Sponge
Funky Sea, Funky Dew
Squids

1980

The Brecker Brothers - Detente  (Arista AB 4272)

Randy Brecker, trumpet, lead vocal, handclaps; Michael Brecker, tenor sax, handclaps; Don Grolnick, electric piano; Jeff Mironov, David Spinozza, guitar; Marcus Miller, bass; Steve Gadd, drums; Sue Ann Carwell, Erik "Igor" Zobler, handclaps; Paulinho Da Costa, percussion; George Duke, lead vocal; Carl Carwell, lead vocal, handclaps; D.J. Rogers, lead vocal, vocal adlibs; Irene Cara, Ullanda McCullough, Paulette McWilliams, Fonzi Thornton, Luther Vandross, background vocal.

Electric Lady Studios, NYC, The Power Station, NYC and Pennylane Studios, NYC, 1980

You Ga (Ta Give It)

Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn; Michael Brecker, tenor sax, flute; Don Grolnick, electric piano; George Duke, Clavinet, background vocal; Jeff Mironov, David Spinozza, guitar; Neil Jason, bass; Steve Gadd, drums; Ralph McDonald, percussion; Carl Carwell, lead vocal, background vocal; Sue Ann Carwell, background vocal.

Not Tonight

Randy Brecker, trumpet, synthesizer, lead vocal, handclaps; Michael Brecker, tenor sax, handclaps; George Duke, electric piano; Jeff Mironov, David Spinozza, guitar; Marcus Miller, bass; Steve Gadd, drums; Carl Carwell, Bill Reichenbach, handclaps; Paulinho Da Costa, percussion; Irene Cara, Ullanda McCullough, Paulette McWilliams, Fonzi Thornton, Luther Vandross, background vocal.

Don't Get Funny With My Money

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Mark Gray, electric piano; George Duke, synthesizer; Hiram Bullock, guitar; Neil Jason, bass; Steve Jordan, drums.

Tee'd Off

Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn; Michael Brecker, tenor sax, flute; Mark Gray, electric piano; Hiram Bullock, guitar; Neil Jason, bass; Steve Jordan, drums; Ralph McDonald, percussion; Irene Cara, Ullanda McCullough, Paulette McWilliams, Fonzi Thornton, Luther Vandross, background vocal.

You Left Something Behind

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Mark Gray, electric piano; George Duke, voice polyphonic synthesizer; Hiram Bullock, guitar; Neil Jason, bass; Steve Jordan, drums; Airto, percussion.

Squish

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Don Grolnick, electric piano; George Duke, synthesizer; Jeff Mironov, David Spinozza, guitar; Marcus Miller, bass; Steve Gadd, drums; Ralph McDonald, percussion.

Dream Theme

Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Mark Gray, electric piano; George Duke, synthesizer; Hiram Bullock, guitar; Neil Jason, bass; Steve Jordan, drums; Airto, percussion.

Baffled

same session.

I Don't Know Either

1981

The Brecker Bros. - Straphangin'  (Arista AL 9550)

Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Mark Gray, keyboards; Barry Finnerty, guitar; Marcus Miller, bass; Richie Morales, drums; Manolo Badrena, Sammy Figueroa, percussion #1,3-5,7; Don Alias, percussion #6.

Right Track Recording, NYC, 1981

1.Straphangin'
2.Threesome
3.Bathsheba
4.Jacknife
5.Why Can't I Be There
6.Not Ethiopia
7.Spreadeagle

1992

Return Of The Brecker Brothers  (GRP GRD-9684)

Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn; Michael Brecker, tenor sax, keyboards, synthesizer programs, Akai EWI; George Whitty, keyboards; Max Risenhoover, synthesizer, percussion programs; Mike Stern, guitar; Armand Sabal-Lecco, bass, piccolo bass, vocal; Don Alias, percussion.

Right Track Recording, NYC, Soundtrack Recording, ??? and Electric Lady Studios, NYC, 1992

Song For Barry

Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn; David Sanborn, alto sax; Michael Brecker, tenor sax, keyboards, synthesizer programs, Akai EWI; George Whitty, keyboards; Dean Brown, Mike Stern, guitar; Max Risenhoover, drums, bass, synthesizer programs; Veera, voice.

King Of The Lobby

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Maz, keyboards, drum programs; Robbie Kilgore, Rhodes, bass; George Whitty, additional Rhodes; Veera, voice.

Big Idea

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; George Whitty, keyboards; Mike Stern, guitar; James Genus, bass; Dennis Chambers, drums; Bashiri Johnson, percussion.

Above And Below

Randy Brecker, trumpet, vocal; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; George Whitty, keyboards; Dean Brown, guitar; Armand Sabal-Lecco, bass; Dennis Chambers, drums; Will Lee, Malcolm Pollack, additional voice.

That's All There Is To Do

Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn; Michael Brecker, tenor, soprano sax, Akai EWI, synthesizer programs; George Whitty, keyboards; Max Risenhoover, snare programs, ride cymbal; Armand Sabal-Lecco, bass, piccolo bass, percussion, drums, vocal; Dennis Chambers, drums.

Wakaria (What's Up?)

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; George Whitty, piano, programs; Maz, keyboards, drum programs; James Genus, acoustic bass; Robbie Kilgore, synthesizer bass, additional piano.

On The Backside

Randy Brecker, flugelhorn; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; George Whitty, keyboards; Mike Stern, guitar; James Genus, acoustic, electric bass; Dennis Chambers, drums; Max Risenhoover, cymbals; Don Alias, percussion.

Sozinho (Alone)

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax, keyboards, synthesizer programs; George Whitty, keyboards, synthesizer programs; Mike Stern, guitar; Will Lee, bass; Dennis Chambers, drums; Don Alias, percussion.

Spherical

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; George Whitty, keyboards; Mike Stern, guitar; James Genus, bass; Dennis Chambers, drums.

Good Gracious

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax, Akai EWI; George Whitty, keyboards, synthesizer programs; Dean Brown, Mike Stern, guitar; James Genus, bass; Dennis Chambers, drums; Don Alias, percussion.

Roppongi

1994

Brecker Brothers - Out Of The Loop  (GRP GRD-9784)

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; George Whitty, keyboards, Hammond bass; Dean Brown, guitar; James Genus, bass; Steve Jordan, drums; Steve Thornton, percussion.

Skyline Studios, NYC, 1994

Slang

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; George Whitty, piano; Dean Brown, Larry Saltzman, guitar; Shawn Pelton, drums; Chris Botti, Andy Snitzer, drum programs, bass programs, keyboard programs; Steve Thornton, percussion.

Evocations

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Maz Kessler, Robbie Kilgore, keyboard programs, rhythm programs; Dean Brown, guitar; James Genus, acoustic bass.

Scrunch

Randy Brecker, flugelhorn; Michael Brecker, tenor, soprano sax, Akai EWI; George Whitty, keyboard programs; Dean Brown, Parker guitar; James Genus, bass; Rodney Holmes, drums; Steve Thornton, percussion; Eliane Elias, vocal, keyboards; Mark Ledford, additional background vocal.

Secret Heart

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor, soprano sax, Akai EWI; George Whitty, keyboards, percussion programs; Dean Brown, Parker guitar; Armand Sabal-Lecco, Washburn "Flyde" acoustic piccolo bass, bass, vocal; Rodney Holmes, drums; Steve Thornton, percussion.

African Skies

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Maz Kessler, keyboards; Dean Brown, guitar; Robbie Kilgore, guitar, keyboards.

When It Was

Randy Brecker, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax, Akai EWI; George Whitty, keyboards; Dean Brown, guitar; James Genus, bass; Steve Jordan, drums; Steve Thornton, percussion.

Harpoon

same session.

The Nightwalker

Randy Brecker, flugelhorn; Michael Brecker, tenor sax; George Whitty, keyboards; Dean Brown, guitar; James Genus, bass; Steve Jordan, drums; Steve Thornton, percussion.

And Then She Wept