Post Tagged with: "Randy Brecker"

Mike Stern – Trip (2017)

Mike Stern – Trip (2017)

‘Trip’ is not Mike Stern’s ‘return to form’ but rather, a reaffirmation of form. And for that, we can be grateful.

Randy Brecker, “New Frontier” (2015): Something Else! exclusive stream

Randy Brecker, “New Frontier” (2015): Something Else! exclusive stream

Randy Brecker knows his way around both pop and modern jazz. He puts both together so convincingly on this update of a Donald Fagen classic.

Rock Candy Funk Party – Groove Is King (2015)

Rock Candy Funk Party – Groove Is King (2015)

In spite of more modern touches, no one will call ‘Groove Is King’ outdated in twenty years because of the time-honored ways it was conceived and put together.

Rock Candy Funk Party, “Don’t Be Stingy with the SMPTE” (2015): Something Else! sneak peak

Rock Candy Funk Party, “Don’t Be Stingy with the SMPTE” (2015): Something Else! sneak peak

Tal Bergman, Joe Bonamassa and the rest of the Rock Candy Funk Party gang are back with a new, hard-groovin’ song “Don’t Be Stingy With the SMPTE.”

Jeff Lorber + Chuck Loeb, with Everette Harp, Rick Braun, et. al – Bop (2015)

Jeff Lorber + Chuck Loeb, with Everette Harp, Rick Braun, et. al – Bop (2015)

Here is a review of ‘Bop,’ led by Jeff Lorber and Chuck Loeb, featuring a who’s who of contemporary jazz artists playing the bebop jazz that inspired them.

Ada Rovatti – Disguise (2014)

The tunes are solid and so are the arrangements, but there’s no disguising good playing and ‘Disguise’ has all of those things out in the clear open. A welcome return to form for Ada Rovatti.

Something Else! exclusive stream: Michael Dease, “Roppongi” from Relentless (2014)

Michael Dease’s big band take on “Roppongi” breathes new life into this little-noticed Randy Brecker gem.

Jake Hertzog – Throwback (2013)

In 2009, Jake Hertzog was just a couple of years out of Berklee, just beginning to attract notice as a brilliant guitarist, composer and bandleader.

Something Else! sneak peek: Randy Brecker, “First Tune of the Set” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Randy Brecker, “First Tune of the Set” (2013)

He was a founding member of Blood Sweat & Tears, a part of Billy Cobham’s seminal fusion band Dreams and one-half of one of the most exciting rock-jazz combos of the 70s and early 80s, the Brecker Brothers.

Amanda Brecker – Blossom (2013)

Even during the height of her early-1970s singer-songwriter successes, when the radio was shag-carpeted with Carole King songs, I never could get past the idea that another singer would have done better by those lyrics.

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