Michael Brecker (album)

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Michael Brecker
Michael Brecker Cover.jpg
Studio album by Michael Brecker
Released 1987
Genre Jazz
Length 46:01
Label Impulse!
Producer Michael Brecker, Don Grolnick
Michael Brecker chronology
Michael Brecker
Don't Try This at Home
(1988)Don't Try This at Home1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3/4 stars[2]

Michael Brecker is the debut album by American saxophonist Michael Brecker. It was released on the Impulse! record label in 1987.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awards the album a full 5 stars and states "Although he had been a major tenor saxophonist in the studios for nearly 20 years and was quite popular for his work with the Brecker Brothers, this MCA/Impulse set was Michael Brecker's first as a leader."[3] The album was issued in two versions: LP record and CD. The CD version has a bonus track.

Track listing[edit]

Side I
1."Sea Glass" (Brecker)5:49
2."Syzygy" (Brecker)9:44
3."Choices" (Stern)8:06
Side II
1."Nothing Personal" (Grolnick)5:29
2."The Cost of Living" (Grolnick)9:04
3."Original Rays" (Brecker, Grolnick, Stern)9:04
4."My One and Only Love" (Mellin, Wood)8:16



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Richard Cook and Brian Morton, The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, LP & Cassette (Penguin, 1992: ISBN 978-0-14-015364-4).
  3. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review: Michael Brecker accessed 08 June 2010