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  • Michael Brecker r.i.p.

    I know he has been very sick for awhile.
    I loved his work. He was an amazing sax player and a great human being.

    Michael Brecker, a versatile and much-studied jazz saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a career that spanned more than three decades, died Saturday at age 57.

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2007-01-13-brecker-sax_x.htm?csp=34

    Chuck

  • #2
    I'm so sorry to hear about this... I knew he was sick, but I hadn't heard about his passing.

    Thanks for posting Chuck.
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    • #3
      RIP Michal

      He lost this battle... but what a warrior he was.
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      • #4
        I'm so sorry to hear it. The guy was so innovative, so great!

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        • #5
          A truly great and unique voice lost. I'm deeply saddend by this.

          Marc
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          • #6
            That's a darn shame.

            RIP, Mr Brecker.
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            • #7
              A great, great musician.

              As I've mentioned 18 billion times, I'm a huge fan of Joni Mitchell. Just a few days back, I was watching the Shadows & Light DVD. While it's great seeing her band (Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny, Don Elias and Lyle Mays) recreating her amazing compositions, what made it really special was Michael's sax playing, bringing tremendous energy to the live versions of these tunes. Definitely one of a special class of musicians who contributed something unique to everything he touched.

              RIP.

              - Jeff
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              • #8
                Oh man.

                He was one of the few who could play the pop sessions right, and the hard jazz right, while never whimping out. Solid and hot. Here's to you MB.
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