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
Cityscape
(1982)Cityscape1982
Michael Brecker
(1987)
Don't Try This at Home
(1988)Don't Try This at Home1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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.

Review[edit]

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
No.TitleLength
1."Sea Glass" (Brecker)5:49
2."Syzygy" (Brecker)9:44
3."Choices" (Stern)8:06
Side II
No.TitleLength
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

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  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