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Some Skunk Funk (Live at Leverkusener Jazztage 2003)

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The Brecker Brothers join forces for a set of mostly high-powered originals at a concert in 2003. Their post-bop music is generally funky (although "Freefall" is an uptempo cooker) and sometimes a bit bombastic yet is never predictable. Trumpeter Randy Brecker and tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker take many fiery solos while also sounding warm on ballads. They are supported by a particularly strong rhythm section. In addition, the WDR Big Band contributes 14 horns and a guitar to accompany the core group. The individual songs may not be overly memorable (although "Some Skunk Funk" has been getting covered by other musicians) but the Breckers' solos are full of exciting ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The Brecker Brothers join forces for a set of mostly high-powered originals at a concert in 2003. Their post-bop music is generally funky (although "Freefall" is an uptempo cooker) and sometimes a bit bombastic yet is never predictable. Trumpeter Randy Brecker and tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker take many fiery solos while also sounding warm on ballads. They are supported by a particularly strong rhythm section. In addition, the WDR Big Band contributes 14 horns and a guitar to accompany the core group. The individual songs may not be overly memorable (although "Some Skunk Funk" has been getting covered by other musicians) but the Breckers' solos are full of exciting moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/2006
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408364761
  • Catalog Number: 63647
  • Sales rank: 62,522

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Some Skunk Funk - KBB Koeln Big Band (6:26)
  2. 2 Sponge - KBB Koeln Big Band (6:46)
  3. 3 Shanghigh - KBB Koeln Big Band (6:26)
  4. 4 Wayne Out - KBB Koeln Big Band (4:56)
  5. 5 And Then She Wept - KBB Koeln Big Band (6:07)
  6. 6 Strap Hangin' - KBB Koeln Big Band (8:18)
  7. 7 Let It Go - KBB Koeln Big Band (8:02)
  8. 8 Freefall - KBB Koeln Big Band (6:17)
  9. 9 Levitate - KBB Koeln Big Band (4:58)
  10. 10 Song for Barry - KBB Koeln Big Band (10:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Randy Brecker Primary Artist, Trumpet, Soloist
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Peter Erskine Drums, Soloist
Vince Mendoza Conductor
Dave Horler Trombone
Rick Kiefer Trumpet
Koji Paul Shigihara Electric Guitar, Soloist
Rob Bruynen Trumpet
Andy Haderer Trumpet
Bernt Laukamp Trombone
Klaus Osterloh Trumpet
Olivier Peters Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Rolf Romer Tenor Saxophone
Harold Rosenstein Alto Saxophone
Heiner Wiberny Alto Saxophone, Soloist
Jens Neufang Baritone Saxophone
Ludwig Nuss Trombone, Soloist
Marcio Doctor Percussion, Soloist
Mattis Cederberg Bass Trombone
John Marshall Trumpet, Soloist
Technical Credits
Michael Brecker Composer
Vince Mendoza Arranger
Joachim Becker Producer
Peter Brandt Engineer
Randy Brecker Composer
Knut Schotteldreier Cover Design
Lucas Schmid Producer
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