34th N Lex

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2007
  • Label: Tone Center
  • UPC: 026245406223
  • Catalog Number: 4062
  • Sales rank: 90,779

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 34th N Lex (6:29)
  2. 2 Streeange (4:21)
  3. 3 Shanghigh (5:37)
  4. 4 All 4 Love (3:36)
  5. 5 Let It Go (3:59)
  6. 6 Foregone Conclusion (7:42)
  7. 7 Hula Dula (5:11)
  8. 8 The Fisherman (5:33)
  9. 9 Give It Up (5:01)
  10. 10 Tokyo Freddie (4:36)
  11. 11 The Castle Rocks (4:50)
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Album Credits

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
Greg Calbi Mastering
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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