Personnel includes: Randy Brecker (trumpet); David Sanborn (alto saxophone); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone); Fred Wesley (trombone); George Whitty (keyboards); Adam Rogers (guitar); Chris Minh Doky (bass); Clarence Penn (drums).
34TH N LEX won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.
Personnel: Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugelhorn); Makeeba Mooncycle, J. Phoenix (vocals); Chris Taylor, Adam Rogers (guitar); David Sanborn (alto saxophone); Ada Rovatti, Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone); Fred Wesley, Michael Davis (trombone); George Whitty (keyboards); Chris Minh Doky, Gary Haase (bass guitar); Charence Penn (drums).
This 2003 album (re-released in 2007 with fully remastered sound) finds trumpeter Randy Brecker combining his strongest attributes: namely his talent for rigorous hard bop and groove-driven, funk-drenched fusion. With assistance from brother Michael Brecker, alto saxophonist David Sanborn, and trombonist and former JB's leader Fred Wesley, Brecker gets down to some serious, jazzified jams. There is a great sense of freewheeling fun on this set, especially on more uptempo numbers like "Let It Go," but these players are capable of the greatest restraint and elegance, as heard on the ballad "Foregone Conclusion." A bustling, energetic album that combines good times with high-minded craft, 34th N. LEX is a thoroughly successful outing.