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34th N Lex
     

34th N Lex

by Randy Brecker
 

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Randy Brecker is one of the most proficient trumpeters of his generation and brilliantly shows why he has achieved this stature on 34th N Lex. The 11-song paean to his Manhattan, NY, neighborhood is a potent, in-your-face program of hard bop and funky jazz with the likes of his brother, Michael Brecker, on tenor sax;

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Randy Brecker is one of the most proficient trumpeters of his generation and brilliantly shows why he has achieved this stature on 34th N Lex. The 11-song paean to his Manhattan, NY, neighborhood is a potent, in-your-face program of hard bop and funky jazz with the likes of his brother, Michael Brecker, on tenor sax; David Sanborn on alto saxophone; Ronnie Cuber on baritone saxophone; and the great trombonist Fred Wesley. The set opens with the free funk and hard bop fusion of horn blasts and honks in different registers, which depict the hustle and bustle of "34th N Lex." The ensemble pulls this off without a hitch and clearly conveys the energy associated with this street corner. On "All 4 Love," Randy Brecker adds a mute to his trumpet and gives a cool tone to the swaggering funk of Gary Haase's programming and urban vocals supplied by J Phoenix. The funk gets funkier on "Let It Go," a party jam with vocal effects and prime horn playing that lends itself to the younger generation but clearly represents the talent of jazz masters in an awesome blowing session. "Foregone Conclusion" is a beautiful ballad that features outstanding cool harmonizing and modal synchronicity that is reminiscent of Miles Davis in his heydey. As a whole, Randy Brecker clearly outdoes himself on this one and it's clearly evident that these musical masters came to play.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2007
Label:
Tone Center
UPC:
0026245406223
catalogNumber:
4062

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Performance Credits

Randy Brecker   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone,Soloist
Michael Davis   Trombone
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Chris Minh Doky   Bass,Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Gary Haase   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Clarence Penn   Drums
Adam Rogers   Guitar
Chris Taylor   Guitar
Fred Wesley   Trombone,Soloist
George Whitty   Bass,Piano,Keyboards
Ada Rovatti   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Chris "Box" Taylor   Guitar
J. Phoenix   Vocals

Technical Credits

Leo Kottke   Composer
Joe Henderson   Composer
Chris Minh Doky   Engineer
Joachim Becker   Executive Producer
Dae Bennett   Engineer
Randy Brecker   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,Pre-programming
Zach Danziger   drum programming
Gary Haase   Arranger,Programming,Sound Effects,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Percussion Programming,Vocal Effect
Adam Rogers   Engineer
George Whitty   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Percussion Programming,Effects Programming
Phil Pagano   Engineer

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