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Michael Brecker

Michael Brecker

1949 - 2007

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Saxophone

Genres: Fusion, Jazz

A major figure in jazz-rock, fusion and contemporary jazz, saxophonist Michael Brecker was also a top-notch technician, stylist and a remarkable improviser. As a soloist, Brecker was highly sought-after, collaborating with some of the world's biggest names in jazz, pop and rock. Alongside his brother, trumpet player Randy, he formed influential band The Brecker Brothers and later joined Steps Ahead. In the late 1980s, Brecker released his first solo album as a leader. The American artist was in the prime of his life when an illness unfortunately cut short his brilliant career.


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