Saxophone Summit: Brecker, Lovano and Liebman Play Coltrane
Everyone is on fire in this 1999 webcast of three contemporary tenor saxophonists re-igniting John Coltrane’s Locomotion. The rhythm section, Phil Markowitz, Rufus Reid and in particular, Billy Hart, nearly set off Birdland’s sprinkler system, too. Many thanks to the Jazz Video Guy, Bret Primack.
-Nick MoyView Video
Michael Brecker- Interview, Lecture & Performance e
Randy Brecker used to sing the praises of his younger brother Michael when Mike was still a college student in Indiana. And when Mike finally came to New York and joined Randy in Horace Silver’s quintet, the band Dreams and Billy Cobham’s group, he more than lived up to his brother’s advance praise. A beautiful person and a magnificent saxophonist, Michael Brecker left us way too early after a handful of agonizing years in search of a bone marrow match. This lengthy 1984 talk and performance at North Texas State makes us miss him all the more.
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