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One of My Favorite Players

Brecker

I started playing the alto sax in the 6th grade. I seemed to be naturally good at it, or at least drawn to it. The first day I got it I played it for hours not knowing anything about the saxophone. 486 more words

Jazz

'More to Live for': Wife keeps Michael Brecker's legacy alive

Susan Brecker continues jazz musician husband’s legacy of help

Repost from Jazz Examiner, March 8, 2011

A new documentary chronicling the lives of three brave men searching for bone marrow matches inspired record numbers of… 1,803 more words

Dreams (1970) S/T (LP) Columbia 30225

Dreams

Dreams

1970

Columbia 30225

Produced by Fred Weinberg and Dreams

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While most of the early fusion had a huge focus on Hendrix-influenced electric guitars, and this does feature some noteworthy contributions from John Abercrombie, this is clearly an extension of Miles Davis, especially Miles’ then-recent live explorations of chasing down the truth and the voodoo, as this set focuses on driving rhythms, horns and spontaneity, the forward movement often working up to a semi-controlled frenzy perhaps best showcased as the 14+ minute “Dream Suite” progresses into a funky drive. 303 more words

Bobby

Tonight, it feels like the world is nervously holding its breath. As the presidential election votes are being counted, I find I can’t sleep.

A thought has popped into my head – “at least Bobby doesn’t have to worry about all this…” 294 more words

Music

Day 1379: My boyfriend, Michael

My boyfriend, Michael, took over this daily blog three weeks ago when I underwent open heart surgery.

My boyfriend, Michael, DOUBLED my readership, temporarily, with the two posts he wrote on… 499 more words

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