The Brecker Brothers
|Genres:||Funk Jazz Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||jazz fusion funk jazz fusion saxophone|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Randy Brecker (27 November 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) and Michael Brecker (b. 29 March 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 13 January 2007, New York City, New York, USA) were two of the most in-demand studio musicians of the last 35 years, having supplied the horn licks to untold major records. Randy originally attended Indiana University to study under David Baker, and undertook a lengthy State Department tour with the universitys band, directed by Jerry Coker. He relocated to New York in 1966 and joined Blood, Sweat And Tears, staying for a year before joining up with Horace Silvers quintet. Michael, another Indiana University student, turned professional at the age of 19 with Edwin Birdsongs band, before teaming up with his older brother, Billy Cobham, Chuck Rainey and Will Lee in the jazz rock co-operative Dreams.
Both became in demand for session work (notably on Cobhams three Atlantic Records...