Now You See It… (Now You Don't)

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Now You See It… (Now You Don’t)
Now You See It Now You Don't.jpg
Studio album by
LabelGRP Records
ProducerDon Grolnick
Michael Brecker chronology
Don't Try This at Home
Now You See It… (Now You Don’t)
Tales from the Hudson
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3/4 stars[2]

Now You See It… (Now You Don’t) is Michael Brecker's third album as a leader. It was recorded at the Power Station in New York City.


AllMusic awarded the album with 4 stars and its review by Scott Yanow states: "Most of the originals (either by Brecker, Beard, or producer Don Grolnick) project moods rather than feature strong melodies, but Michael Brecker's often-raging tenor makes the most of each opportunity".[3]


The album cover is based on a woodcut by the Dutch artist M. C. Escher called Sky and Water I (1938).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Michael Brecker; except where indicated

  1. "Escher Sketch (A Tale of Two Rhythms)" – 5:23
  2. "Minsk" (Don Grolnick) – 9:03
  3. "Ode to The Doo Da Day" (Jim Beard) – 5:51
  4. "Never Alone" – 5:35
  5. "Peep" – 7:25
  6. "Dogs In The Wine Shop" (Don Grolnick) – 6:33
  7. "Quiet City" (Jim Beard) – 6:04
  8. "The Meaning of the Blues" (Bobby Troup, Leah Worth) – 5:57



  1. ^ "Now You See It... (Now You Don't) Review at AllMusic".
  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, Scott AllMusic Review: Now You See It… (Now You Don’t) accessed 5 September 2017