CD Review: Randy Brecker "The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion"

December 3, 2013
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You always remember your first professional gig, and for Will Lee, that was the jazz-funk fusion group Dreams, which in 1971 featured 25-year-old trumpeter Randy Brecker and his younger brother Michael on saxophone. Lee went with Dreams for their 1975 debut, and on this stellar two-disc set (one a live DVD recorded at New York’s Blue Note club), he digs once again into the slick funk pocket that defined the Brothers’ early sound. Highlights: the hyper-syncopated “First Tune of the Set” and the meditative Michael Brecker tribute “Elegy for Mike.”

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