Don't Try This at Home (Michael Brecker album)

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Don't Try This at Home
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Studio album by Michael Brecker
Released 1988
Genre Jazz
Length 52:39
Label Impulse!
Producer Don Grolnick
Michael Brecker chronology
Michael Brecker
(1987)Michael Brecker1987
Don't Try This at Home
Now You See It...Now You Don't
(1990)Now You See It...Now You Don't1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Don't Try This at Home is the second album by American jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker, that was released on Impulse! records in 1988. In 1989, the album won a Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo.


Allmusic awarded the album with 4.5 stars and its review by Scott Yanow states: "Brecker (on tenor and the EWI) is in superb form, really ripping into the eight pieces (mostly group originals). Recommended."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Itsbynne Reel" (Michael Brecker, Don Grolnick) – 7:41
  2. "Chime This" (Grolnick) – 7:50
  3. "Scriabin" (Vince Mendoza) – 4:59
  4. "Suspone" (Mike Stern) – 4:59
  5. "Don't Try This at Home" (Brecker, Grolnick) – 9:30
  6. "Everything Happens When You're Gone" (Brecker) – 7:11
  7. "Talking to Myself" (Grolnick) – 5:10
  8. "The Gentleman & Hizcaine" (Jim Beard) – 5:19



  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "Don't Try This at Home – Michael Brecker | AllMusic". Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Yanow, S.Allmusic Review: Don't Try This at Home accessed 07 June 2010