michael 'mike' brecker

A remarkable technician and a highly influential tenor-saxophonist (the biggest influence on other tenors since Wayne Shorter), Michael Brecker took a long time before much of his career as a top-notch studio player who often appeared backing pop singers, leading some jazz listeners to overlook his very strong improvising skills. Michael Brecker originally started on clarinet and alto before switching to tenor in high school.
Early on he played with rock and R&B-oriented bands. In 1969 he moved to New York and soon joined Dreams, an early fusion group. Brecker was with Horace Silver during 1973-74, gigged with Billy Cobham and then co-led the Brecker Brothers (a commercially successful funk group) with his brother-trumpeter Randy Brecker for most of the 1970s. He was with Steps (later Steps Ahead) in the early '80s, doubled on an EWI (electronic wind instrument) and made a countless number of studio sessions during the 1970s and '80s, popping up practically everywhere (including with James Taylor, Yoko Ono and Paul Simon). With the release of his first album as a leader in 1987 (when he was already 38), Brecker started appearing more often in challenging jazz settings.  He recorded additional sets as a leader (in 1988 and 1990), teamed up with McCoy Tyner on one of 1995's most rewarding jazz recordings and toured with a reunited BreckerBrothers band.
-- Scott Yanow

The Brecker Brothers played with Zappa from December 26 to 29 in 1976, at the Palladium, in New York. But not at the Felt Forum shows in October, nor on Saturday Night Live.
-- Charles Ulrich

Recordings of the Palladium concerts with Zappa were released on Zappa's "Zappa In New York".

The Brecker brothers toured with Billy Cobham in 1975.
Michael Brecker was Artist in Residence at the North Sea Jazz festival in 2004.

Michael Brecker died of leukemia, January 2007.



frank zappa: zappa in new york
   (1978, 2lp, usa, discreet)

59 frank zappa: you can't do that on stage anymore vol.6
   (1992, 2cd, usa, ryko)


frank zappa: läther
   (1996, 3cd, usa, ryko)


frank zappa: have i offended someone?
   (1997, cd, usa, ryko)




Michael Brecker Band

Michael Brecker Quartet

Michael Brecker Band


random notes

born: mar 29, 1949 in philadelphia, pa

     From: Charles Pater      Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999      Subject: Michael Brecker on Zappa on Dutch Radio4      1999/10/22 radio show  'Jazz op 4' 23:00-24:00 h - - - - Paul Harvey speaks to Michael Brecker-this is my transcription of the Zappa part: PH: I remember now you were going from Steps to another great character, an other great icon in music: Frank Zappa. You did the Live In New York with him, that must have been fun!? MB: You have a good memory. We did Live In New York with Frank Zappa... that was an experience that I will never forget. It was certainly bizarre - he had a great sense of humor ON stage and he was a serious testmaster OFF stage. The music was really really difficult uh to play... in any way that made sense uh but I had tremendous respect for his ... you know ... his creativity in what he attempted to do. PH: A great band as well MB: Oh, the band was unbelievable; that was with that Terry Bozzio uh Ruth Underwood uh what was that bassplayers name uh a fantastic bassplayer... anyway  he wrote a tune called The Black Page which was basically written to ??? (chuckles)... to me it was totally unplayable. I can only play one note every few measures.. it was...you know...all in groups of 11 and 13 and uh I just couldn't play it at all. Uh but uh Frank liked to play with jazz musicians cause I think it was something he didn't...that wasn't in his roots ... a sort of his guitar approach was coming from a whole other place. So when he heard jazz or jazz musicians that could swing I think he was fascinated by it and I enjoyed that week a lot! PH: Who was that other ...eh..Ronnie Cuber? MB: Ronnie was in the band ...Lou Marini. Lou Marini could actually play the back plage uh the (mumbling) Black Page, he could actually play every note of it and of course the guys in the rhythm section could play it. They had months to work on'm. PH: Those recordings were at the Palladium in NY? MB: Yes, at the Palladium on Halloween and Frank had called me a few months later to play a piece that he had written for Orchestra and Saxophone that he was going to record in Austria and I couldn't do it for schedule reasons. I don't know if he ever recorded it. PH: The album was released a bit later on uh and uh Frank did some overdubs. MB: The palladium record? Oh yes that was released a few months later and uh ...I think it had changed a bit ...actually I never heard it...really...I should sit down and listen to it one day! (concludes with Black Napkins from YCDTOSA#6) - - - - Charles Pater: You really should sit down and be amazed Michael!
     From: Patrick Neve Here's his official page: http://www.michaelbrecker.com/

    From: Gerard Wissink

In 2004, Michael Brecker was artist in residence at the North Sea Jazz festival in The Hague, NL. He performed on several occasions, including a concert with Farmers Market on 2004/07/11.

2005/02/02, Dutch national radio 4 did broadcast a recording of this 2004/07/11 concert.

Farmers Market

Special guest: Michael Brecker: tenor saxophone

Setlist: some fag rag * jog trot (traditiona)l/nothing personal * introductions * new smeseno/kyrillisk bøddel * trad rachenenitzk/in a sentimental mood


A Message From Susan Brecker
Dear Family and Friends,

My husband, Michael Brecker, has been diagnosed with MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), and its critical that he undergoes a stem cell transplant. The initial search for a donor (including Michael's siblings and children) has not yet resulted in a suitable match. Michael's doctors have told us that we need to immediately explore ALL possible options. This involves getting as many people of a similar genetic background to be tested.

There are some important points to understand concerning this process:

The screening involves a blood test only. It can be done very quickly either at a marrow donation center or at a LOCAL LAB. The cost is anywhere from $40 to $75 and your insurance may cover it. (In NYC, you can call Frazier, at the NY Blood Bank, at 212-570-3441, and make an appointment for HLA typing. It costs $40.00.) Check with your local blood bank, or go to http://www.marrow.org to find the donor center nearest you.
Your blood typing information can be posted on the international registry, if you choose, where it would also be available to others in need of a transplant. BEING ON THE REGISTRY DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO DONATE, it just means that you may be ASKED to do so. You can take your name off the registry at any time.

Should you be selected as a potential donor for Michael, please understand that there have been tremendous advances in bone marrow transplants and the term itself can be misleading. Bone marrow donation is no more invasive than giving blood. Stem cells are simply harvested from your blood and then transplanted to Michael.

A match for Michael would be most likely to come from those of Eastern European Jewish descent. If you or anyone you know are in this category please make a special effort to immediately get tested. Ultimately, you would be doing something not just for Michael, but for so many more who are in a similar situation as my husband.

You are now part of our internet-based drive for donor testing. If everyone who receives this can motivate a bunch of their friends to get tested, and those friends then forward this email to get their friends to get tested, we will have rapidly expanded the pool of potential donors. I urge all of you to get tested AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Any local blood center/Red Cross center can assist in organizing a drive for Michael, although it would be desirable if you can get a large group, e.g. a synagogue, to sponsor it. Should you have any questions about this, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Michael's management office at 212.302.9200 or info@michaelbrecker.com.

Thank you so much for your love and support.

We are so grateful.

-- Susan xo

2007 01 14

CBS/AP) NEW YORK Michael Brecker -- a versatile and much-studied jazz saxophonist who won eleven Grammys over a career that spanned more than three decades -- has died.

He was 57 years old. His longtime friend and agent says Brecker died today of leukemia in New York.

Becker was born in 1949 in Philadelphia and had won the Grammys for his work as a tenor saxophonist. He was inspired to study the tenor saxophone by the work of jazz legend John Coltrane.

He and his brothers led a successful jazz-rock fusion group called the Brecker Brothers. Throughout his career, he recorded and performed with numerous jazz and pop music leaders, including Herbie Hancock and Joni Mitchell.

His technique on the saxophone was widely emulated and taught. Jazziz magazine once called him "inarguably the most influential tenor stylist of the last 25 years."




 1983 michael brecker- cityscape

 1986 michael brecker- michael brecker

 1988 michael brecker- don't try this at home

 1990 michael brecker- now you see it...now you don't

 1996 michael brecker- tales from the hudson

 1949 corea, chick- music forever and beyond: the selec


 1964 mouzon, alphonse- distant lover

 1964 silver, horace- best of horace silver, vol. 2

 1965 benson, george- this is jazz 

 1969 brecker, randy- score 

 1969 mainieri, mike- white elephant

 1970 michael brecker- dreams

 1971 prairie madness- prairie madness

 1972 dreams- imagine my suprise

 1972 sunshine- sunshine

 1972 white elephant- white elephant

 1972 coryell, larry- real great escape

 1972 silver, horace- in pursuit of the 27th man

 1972 rundgren, todd- something/anything? 

 1972 taylor, james- one man dog 

 1972 brown, james- get on the good foot

 1972 washington, grover jr.- house full of love (music from "the

 1972 allison, luther- motown years 1972-1976

 1972 murphy, mark- stolen & other moments

 1973 fabulous rhinestones- freewheelin'

 1973 pacific gas & electric- starring charlie allen

 1973 stardrive- intergalactic trot

 1973 murphy, mark- bridging a gap

 1973 lennon, john- mind games

 1973 reed, lou- berlin

 1973 rundgren, todd- wizard, a true star

 1973 crowbar [1]- crowbar

 1973 ono, yoko- feeling the space

 1974 jonah- johan

 1974 thomas, b.j.- longhorn & london bridges

 1974 cobham, billy- total eclipse

 1974 cobham, billy- shabazz

 1974 average white band- awb

 1974 simon, carly- hotcakes

 1974 taylor, james- walking man

 1974 rundgren, todd- todd

 1974 winter, johnny- john dawson winter iii

 1974 cobham, billy- crosswinds

 1974 abercrombie, john- works

 1975 cavaliere, felix- destiny

 1975 satten, steve- whatcha gonna do for me?

 1975 mardin, arif- journey

 1975 allison, luther- night life

 1975 carter, ron- anything goes

 1975 sebesky, don- rape of el morro

 1975 cobham, billy- funky thide of sings

 1975 phillips, esther- with joe beck

 1975 morris, russell- russell morris

 1975 stark & mcbrian- big star

 1975 simon, carly- best of carly simon

 1975 simon, paul- still crazy after all these years

 1975 springsteen, bruce- born to run

 1975 benson, george- good king bad

 1975 pavlov's dog- sound of the bell

 1975 phillips, esther- what a diff'rence a day makes

 1975 murphy, mark- mark murphy sings 

 1975 manhattan transfer- manhattan transfer

 1975 brecker brothers- brecker brothers

 1975 brecker brothers- brecker brothers collection, vol. 1

 1975 sanborn, david- taking off

 1975 brecker brothers- brecker brothers collection, vol. 2

 1975 triumphant sax- triumphant sax!

 1976 collins, bootsy- stretchin' out in bootsy's rubber b

 1976 matthews, dave [2]- shoogie wanna boogie

 1976 murphy, elliott- night lights

 1976 orleans- waking and dreaming

 1976 gale, eric- ginseng woman

 1976 phillips, esther- capricorn princess

 1976 cherry, don- hear and now

 1976 coryell, larry- aspects

 1976 coryell, larry- twin house

 1976 green, grant- main attraction 

 1976 lee, john [1]- still can't say enough

 1976 sidran, ben- free in america

 1976 tropea, john- john tropea

 1976 atlantic family live at- atlantic family live at montreux

 1976 thomas, joe [sax #2]- feelin's from within

 1976 average white band- soul searching 

 1976 blue oyster cult- agents of fortune

 1976 buchanan, roy- street called straight

 1976 franks, michael- art of tea 

 1976 john, elton- blue moves

 1976 nyro, laura- smile

 1976 parliament- clones of dr. funkenstein

 1976 parliament- mothership connection

 1976 starr, ringo- ringo's rotogravure

 1976 taylor, james- in the pocket

 1976 taylor, james- greatest hits

 1976 benson, george- george benson collection

 1976 staton, candi- young hearts run free

 1976 manhattan transfer- coming out

 1976 brecker brothers- back to back

 1976 lewis, mel- mel lewis and friends

 1976 pastorius, jaco- jaco pastorius

 1976 galper, hal- reach out

 1976 moffett, charnett- net man

 1977 artful dodger- babes on broadway

 1977 jeffreys, garland- ghost writer

 1977 average white band- benny & us

 1977 dee, kiki- kiki dee

 1977 grimes, carol- carole grimes

 1977 pratt, andy- shiver in the night

 1977 rivera, scarlet- scarlet rivera

 1977 siefert, zbigniew- zbigniew siefert

 1977 simon, paul- greatest hits etc

 1977 tornader- hit it again

 1977 troiano, domenic- burning at the stake

 1977 wild cherry- electrified funk

 1977 tropea, john- short trip to space

 1977 brackeen, joanne- tring-a-ling

 1977 mainieri, mike- love play

 1977 khan, steve- tightrope

 1977 cobham, billy- inner conflicts

 1977 crawford, hank- tico rico

 1977 tomlinson, malcom- coming outta nowhere

 1977 earland, charles- revelation

 1977 austin, patti- havana candy

 1977 franks, michael- sleeping gypsy

 1977 geils, j. band- monkey island

 1977 snow, phoebe- never letting go

 1977 starr, ringo- ringo the 4th

 1977 ogerman, claus- gate of dreams

 1977 wilkins, jack- merge

 1977 james, bob- heads 

 1977 baker, chet- you can't go home again

 1977 sidran, ben- cat and the hat

 1978 average white band- warmer communications

 1978 melanie- phonogenic not just another pretty

 1978 alessi brothers- all for a reason

 1978 baby grand- baby grand

 1978 bernhardt, warren- blue montreux

 1978 bernhardt, warren- blue montreux 2

 1978 chinnock, bill- badlands

 1978 fukamachi, jun- j f & n y all stars: live

 1978 frisaura, lorraine- be happy for me

 1978 hall, john- john hall

 1978 holmes, rupert- pursuit of happiness

 1978 jeffreys, garland- one eyed jack

 1978 larsen, neil- junglefever

 1978 macdonald, ralph- path

 1978 spinozza, david- spinozza

 1978 vanleer, thijs- nice to have met you

 1978 blue montreux- blue montreux, vols. 1 & 2

 1978 blue montreux- blue montreux, vol. 2 

 1978 farrell, joe- la cathedral y el toro

 1978 galper, hal- speak with a single voice 

 1978 khan, steve- blue man

 1978 mingus, charles- me, myself an eye

 1978 mingus, charles- something like a bird 

 1978 sidran, ben- live at montreaux

 1978 harris, allen- oceans between us

 1978 syms, sylvia- she loves to hear the music

 1978 hinze, chris- bamboo magic

 1978 galper, hal- children of the night

 1978 benson, george- in your eyes

 1978 brothers johnson- blam!! 

 1978 jones, quincy- sounds & stuff 

 1978 palmer, robert- double fun

 1978 simon, carly- boys in the trees

 1978 frank zappa- zappa in new york

 1978 players association- born to dance

 1978 wiz- wiz

 1978 blue montreux- blue montreux

 1978 brecker brothers- heavy metal be-bop

 1978 faddis, jon- good and plenty

 1978 galper, hal- redux 1978

 1978 sanborn, david- heart to heart

 1978 williams, tony- joy of flying

 1978 average white band- warmer communications... and more

 1979 bad news travels fast- ordinary man

 1979 bear, richard t- red hot & blue

 1979 brooklyn dreams- sleepless nights

 1979 fotomaker- transfer station

 1979 khan, chaka- chaka 

 1979 larsen, neil- high gear

 1979 lloyd, ian- goose bumps

 1979 longmire, wilbert- champagne

 1979 macdonald, ralph- counterpoint

 1979 mayall, john- bottom line

 1979 pages- future street

 1979 tee, richard- strokin'

 1979 turner, tina- love explosion

 1979 walden, narada michael- awakening

 1979 colombier, michel- michael colombier

 1979 johnson, michael- dialogue 

 1979 santamaria, mongo- red hot 

 1979 khan, steve- arrows

 1979 tropea, john- to touch you again

 1979 bad news travels fast- look out

 1979 austin, patti- live at the bottom line

 1979 average white band- feel no fret

 1979 james, bob- lucky seven

 1979 loggins, kenny- keep the fire

 1979 ross, diana- boss

 1979 simon, carly- spy 

 1979 garfunkel, art- fate for breakfast 

 1979 spyro gyra- morning dance

 1979 browne, tom- browne sugar

 1979 watanabe, sadao- morning island 

 1980 akkerman, jan- 3

 1980 khan, chaka-  naughty

 1980 schlitz, don- dreamers matinee 

 1980 steps ahead- step by step

 1980 mitchell, joni- shadows & light

 1980 parliament- trombipulation

 1980 steely dan- gaucho

 1980 gibb, andy- after dark

 1980 simon, paul- one trick pony [o.s.t.]

 1980 dibango, manu- gone clear

 1980 brecker brothers- don't stop the music

 1980 brecker brothers- straphangin'

 1980 metheny, pat- 1980-1981

 1980 spyro gyra- carnival

 1980 watanabe, kazumi- to chi ka

 1980 brecker brothers- detente 

 1981 khan, chaka- what cha' gonna do for me

 1981 fogelberg, dan- innocent age

 1981 garfunkel, art- scissors cut

 1981 jeffreys, garland- escape artist

 1981 ross, diana- why do fools fall in love?

 1981 simon, carly- torch

 1981 horne, lena- live on broadway (lena horne: the l

 1981 chic- take it off

 1981 ono, yoko- seasons of glass 

 1981 funkadelic- electric spanking of war babies

 1981 corea, chick- three quartets

 1981 pastorius, jaco- word of mouth

 1981 mainieri, mike- wanderlust

 1981 pastorius, jaco- birthday concert

 1982 finnerty, barry- new york city

 1982 steps ahead- smokin' in the pit: live!

 1982 steps ahead- paradox

 1982 fagen, donald- nightfly

 1982 franks, michael- objects of desire 

 1982 steely dan- gold

 1982 vandross, luther- forever for always for love 

 1982 carlton, larry- sleepwalk

 1982 erskine, peter- peter erskine 

 1982 uzeb- fast emotion

 1983 manchester, melissa- emergency

 1983 watanabe, kazumi- mobo, vol. 1

 1983 ambrosetti, franco- wings

 1983 dudziak, urszula- sorrow is not forever...but love is

 1983 joel, billy- innocent man

 1983 simon, carly- hello big man

 1983 tramaine- search is over

 1983 carlton, larry- friends

 1983 knopfler, mark- local hero

 1983 steps ahead- steps ahead

 1983 watanabe, kazumi- mobo, vols. 1 & 2

 1983 wheeler, kenny- double, double you

 1983 mulligan, gerry- little big horn

 1983 mouzon, alphonse- morning sun

 1983 james, bob- genie 

 1984 ashford & simpson- solid

 1984 lennon, julian- valotte

 1984 reed, lou- new sensations

 1984 ross, diana- swept away

 1984 sinatra, frank- l.a. is my lady

 1984 m+m- mystery walk

 1984 gibb, barry- now voyager

 1984 footloose- footloose

 1984 abercrombie, john- night

 1984 sanborn, david- straight to the heart

 1984 steps ahead- modern times

 1985 forman, mitchell- train of thought

 1985 ambrosetti, franco- tentets

 1985 gomez, eddie- discovery

 1985 cameo- word up

 1985 carpenters- lovelines

 1985 dire straits- brothers in arms

 1985 franks, michael- skin dive

 1985 taylor, james- that's why i'm here

 1985 beck, joe- joe beck and friends

 1985 grolnick, don- hearts and numbers

 1985 watanabe, kazumi- mobo splash

 1985 ambrosetti, franco- gin & pentatonic

 1985 roberto gatto- notes

 1986 denon jazz sampler vol.- denon jazz sampler, vol. 1

 1986 williams, patrick- tenth avenue

 1986 clapton, eric- august

 1986 joel, billy- bridge

 1986 tyler, bonnie- secret dreams & forbidden fire

 1986 franklin, aretha- aretha

 1986 smith, michael w.- big picture

 1986 kenia- initial thrill

 1986 klugh, earl- life stories

 1986 steps ahead- magnetic 

 1987 fogelberg, dan- exiles

 1987 franks, michael- camera never lies

 1987 simon, carly- coming around again

 1987 abercrombie, john- getting there 

 1987 bullock, hiram- give it what u got

 1987 james, bob- obsession

 1987 members only- members only

 1987 sanborn, david- change of heart

 1987 stern, mike- time in place

 1987 williams, patrick- 10th avenue

 1988 superfriends- taste of superfriends

 1988 austin, patti- real me

 1988 dire straits- money for nothing

 1988 simon, carly- greatest hits live

 1988 simon, paul- negotiations and love songs 1971-19

 1988 taylor, james- never die young

 1988 iglesias, julio- non stop

 1988 nine and a half weeks- 9 1/2 weeks [o.s.t.]

 1988 tuck & patti- tears of joy

 1988 carlton, larry- collection

 1988 elias, eliane- so far so close

 1988 erskine, peter- motion poet

 1988 ogerman, claus- featuring michael brecker

 1988 sos all-stars- new york rendezvous

 1988 burton, gary- times like these

 1988 grp all-star big band- grp all-stars: wnua 95.5 - smooth s

 1988 grp all-star big band- grp all-stars: wqcd - cool sounds o

 1989 knight, holly- holly knight

 1989 belle, regina- stay with me

 1989 bolton, michael- soul provider

 1989 king, carole- city streets

 1989 little feat- representing the mambo

 1989 starr, ringo-  starr struck: best of ringo starr,

 1989 oconnor, mark- on the mark

 1989 third world- serious business

 1989 knopfler, mark- last exit to brooklyn

 1989 stern, mike- jigsaw

 1989 some other time: tribute to chet ba

 1989 bailey, victor- bottom's up 

 1989 beirach, richie- some other time 

 1989 tolvan big band- colours

 1989 grolnick, don- complete blue note recordings

 1990 taylor, james- best of james taylor

 1990 colina, michael- rituals 

 1990 everything but the girl- language of life 

 1990 orleans- still the one

 1990 simon, carly- my romance

 1990 simon, carly- have you seen me lately

 1990 simon, paul- rhythm of the saints

 1990 butler, jonathan- deliverance

 1990 grolnick, don- weaver of dreams

 1990 james, bob- grand piano canyon

 1990 loeb, chuck- life colors

 1990 patitucci, john- sketchbook

 1990 weckl, dave- master plan

 1990 brecker, randy- toe to toe

 1991 aerosmith- pandora's box

 1991 colina, michael- shadows of urbano 

 1991 holliday, jennifer- i'm on your side

 1991 taylor, james- new moon shine 

 1991 two rooms: celebrating the songs of

 1991 simon, paul- paul simon's concert in the park, a

 1991 beard, jim- song of the sun 

 1991 reynolds, l.j.- l. j. reynolds

 1991 calderazzo, joey- in the door

 1991 metheny, pat- works ii

 1991 metheny, pat- works i

 1991 ogerman, claus- claus ogerman featuring michael bre

 1992 dewinkel, torsten- mastertouch

 1992 reed, lou- between thought and expression: the

 1992 jeffreys, garland- don't call me buckwheat

 1992 ono, yoko- walking on thin ice compilation

 1992 ono, yoko- ono box

 1992 manhattan transfer- anthology: down in birdland

 1992 frank zappa- you can't do that on stage anymore, vol. 6

 1992 brecker brothers- return of the brecker brothers

 1992 dreams- dreams

 1992 simon, john- out on the street

 1993 simon, carly- carly simon's romulus hunt: a famil

 1993 simon, paul- born at the right time [video]

 1993 nyro, laura- walk the dog & lite the lite (run t

 1993 simon, paul- 1964-1993

 1993 delano, peter- peter delano

 1993 third world- reggae ambassadors: 20th anniversar

 1993 garfunkel, art- up 'til now

 1993 world of contemporary jazz groups 

 1993 bluesiana hot sauce- bluesiana hot sauce

 1993 khan, steve- crossings

 1993 blenzig, charles- say what you mean

 1993 pasqua, alan- milagro

 1993 silvertsen, kenneth- remembering north

 1993 leonhart, jay- with his friends live at fat tuesda

 1994 nguini, vincent- symphony-bantu

 1994 james, bob- restless

 1994 salvatore, sergio- tune up

 1994 brickell, edie- picture perfect morning

 1994 jarreau, al- tenderness

 1994 brecker brothers- out of the loop

 1994 hammer, jan- drive 

 1994 grp all-star big band- all blues

 1994 sandke, randy- chase

 1994 beacco, marc- scampi fritti

 1994 miles, jason- world tour

 1994 brubeck, dave- young lions & old tigers

 1994 urbanator- urbanator

 1995 staton, candi- best of candi staton

 1995 parliament- best of parliament: give up the fun

 1995 tyner, mccoy- infinity

 1995 franks, michael- abandoned garden

 1995 jazz to the world- jazz to the world

 1995 miramar collection, vol. 2

 1995 sixun- lunatic taxi

 1995 mclaughlin, john- promise

 1995 hancock, herbie- new standard 

 1995 grolnick, don- medianoche 

 1995 doky brothers- doky brothers


tony williams: wilderness
    (1995, cd, ??, ??) - feat. michael brecker, walt fowler, earle dumler, bob zimitti

tonywilliams_wilderness.jpg (22987 bytes)


 1995 pasqua, alan- dedications

 1995 coster, tom- from the street

 1995 blue suede sneakers- blue suede sneakers

 1995 flying monkey orchestra- back in the pool

 1995 patitucci, john- one more angel

 1996 bolin, tommy- from the archives, vol. 1

 1996 cameo- best of cameo, vol. 2

 1996 loeb, chuck- music inside

 1996 people make the world go 'round

 1996 for our children too- for our children too

 1996 miles, jason- mr. x

 1996 back to the basics, vol. 1

 1996 cole, natalie- stardust

 1996 carpenter, karen- karen carpenter

 1996 walden, narada michael- ecstasy's dance: the best of narada

 1996 white, lenny- renderers of spirit

 1996 instant funk- greatest hits

 1996 urbaniak, michal- urbanator ii

 1996 purdie, bernard- soul to jazz

 1996 casiopea- super best of casiopea

 1996 groovy: a collection of rare club t

 1996 frank zappa- läther

 1996 ledford, mark- miles 2 go

 1997 landgren, nils- paint it blue

 1997 itoh, kimiko- sophisticated lady

 1997 kawasaki, ryo- mirror of my mind

 1997  norby, caecilie- my corner of the sky

 1997 garfunkel, art- across america

 1997 taylor, james- hour glass

 1997 rankin, kenny- here in my heart

 1997 jazz fusion, vol. 1- jazz fusion, vol. 1

 1997 jazz fusion, vol. 2- jazz fusion, vol. 2

 1997 orleans- we're still having fun: the best of

 1997 daltrey, roger- martyrs & madmen: the best of roger

 1997 ono, yoko- story

 1997 roney, wallace- village

 1997 rundgren, todd- very best of todd rundgren

 1997 vanguard collector's ed- vanguard collector's edition set

 1997 joel, billy- greatest hits, vol. 3

 1997 cti records: the birth- cti records: the birth of groove

 1997 rca victor 80th anniver- rca victor 80th anniversary, vol. 6

 1997 stern, mike- give and take

 1997 art of saxophone- art of saxophone

 1997 silver, horace- prescription for the blues

 1997 rhodes, rick- deep in the night

 1997 best of smooth jazz- best of smooth jazz

 1997 midnight in the garden of good & ev

 1997 spyro gyra- best of spyro gyra: the first ten years

 1997 itoh, kimiko- standards my way

 1997 frank zappa- have i offended someone?

 1998 waldman, randy- wigged out

 1998 martha and the muffins / m+m- then again: a retrospective

 2000 jason miles / various artists- celebrating the music of weather report

     bernsen, randy- mo' wasabi

     simon, harris- new york connection

     ritchie family- bad reputation

     faro, rachel- refugees

     bliss, peter- peter bliss

     copeland, ruth- take me to balitmore

     coal kitchen- thirsty or not...choose your flavor

     drews, j.d.- j. d. drews

     gaffney, henry- on again off again

     james, mark- mark james

     saint & stephanie- saint & stephanie

     lieberman, lori- letting go

     eaton, william- struggle buggy

     national lampoon- music issue

     larsen, neil- through any window

     mouzon, alphonse- best of alphonse mouzon

     casino lights- casino lights [recorded live at mon

     dalto, jorge- listen up!

     flying monkey orchestra- mango theory

     jarreau, al- tenderness [video]





Additional informants
- Ryan Davenport
- Jan van Kemenade
- Roberto Gatto

frank zappa  / musicians timeline



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