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Michael Brecker artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

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June 18, 2007 The late saxophonist earned respect in the jazz world while working successfully in popular music.

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May 27, 2007 Herbie Hancock and Pat Metheny describe their final collaboration with saxophonist Michael Brecker.

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Reviews

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December 25, 2007 WBGO host Gary Walker shares his favorite jazz recordings of 2007, led by the late Michael Brecker.

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June 20, 2007 Pilgrimage is the posthumously issued recording from tenor sax player Michael Brecker.

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February 11, 2007 We've scanned this year's Grammy nominees to highlight some gems beyond the musical blockbusters.

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January 14, 2007 The tenor saxophonist worked with Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Herbie Hancock; he died Saturday.

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3 Cohens

July 6, 2010 Hear five jazz family songs to accompany your own family's backyard summer cookout.

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November 23, 2009 Music eases frustration, so here are five jazz songs to lift your travel-weary spirits.

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December 13, 2007 WDUQ's Shaunna Morrison Machosky picks her Top 10 jazz CDs of 2007.

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Brecker Bros.

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  • Released: 1975
 

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  • Released: 1996
 

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  • Artist: Pat Metheny
  • Label: ECM
  • Released: 1980
 

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