randy brecker

The Brecker brothers toured with Billy Cobham in 1975.

Randy Brecker played the trumpet in Frank Zappa's band at the 'Palladium' concerts in New York City from December 26 > 29, 1976.
Recordings of this concert can be found on "Zappa In New York", "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 6", and "Lšther".

May 1, 2012, the Randy Brecker Band performed "Pop" at the Blue Note club in New York City. The "Pop" program included songs by Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, Bette Midler, Paul Simon, and others. All the songs were re-arranged by Kenny Werner.
The band included Randy Brecker (trumpet), Kenny Werner (piano), John Patitucci (bass), David Sanchez (tenor saxophone), Amanda Brecker (vocals), Adam Rogers (guitar) and Nate Smith (drums).




     from: "adebisi" (doona@hotmail.com)

when did the brecker brothers play with frank zappa?

     from: charles ulrich (ulrich@sfu.ca)
december 26-29, 1976, at the palladium, in new york. but not at the felt forum shows in october, nor on saturday night live.



     from: scott yanow, all music guide

randy brecker is essentially a fine hard bop trumpet soloist but one versatile enough to fit into nearly any setting including in the pop world, funk bands and electronic fusion. he studied classical trumpet and attended indiana university. brecker was with blood, sweat & tears in 1967 and spent 1968-69 playing with horace silver's quintet. he also appeared with the big bands of clark terry, duke pearson, frank foster and the thad jones/mel lewis orchestra. after playing with the early fusion group dreams in 1969, he worked with larry coryell's eleventh house and billy cobham in addition to keeping very busy with studiowork. he teamed up with michael brecker in the popular funk-oriented brecker brothers (1974-79), in the 1980s often collaborated with his wife, pianist/vocalist eliane elias, and in the '90s toured with the reunited brecker brothers. but randy brecker still sounds best when in a freewheeling bebop combo and fortunately he occasionally records in that type of spontaneous setting.

      from: biffyshrew (biffyshrew@aol.com)
possibly worth mentioning that randy brecker was in the original lineup of blood sweat & tears.

      from: aj wilkes (u6n71@keele.ac.uk)
ronnie cuber and randy brecker play on a charles mingus album released in 97 - que viva mingus, latin type jazz thang.



(under construction! please excuse the mess.)

1968 blood, sweat & tears- child is father to the man

1974 cobham, billy- crosswinds

1974 aerosmith- get your wings

1975 brecker brothers

1975 brecker brothers- the brecker brothers collection, vol. 1

1975 brecker brothers- the brecker brothers collection, vol. 2

1976 brecker brothers- back to back

1976 john, elton- blue moves

1977 collins, bootsy- ahh...the name is bootsy, baby!

1977 wesley, fred- blow for me, a toot to you

1978 brecker brothers- blue montreux: 1978 montreux jazz festival

1978 brecker brothers- heavy metal be-bop


frank zappa: zappa in new york
   (1978, 2lp, usa, discreet)


1980 brecker brothers- don't stop the music

1980 brecker brothers- straphangin'

1980 brecker brothers- detente

1984 m+m- mystery walk

1990 paul simon- rhythm of the saints (trumpet, piccolo trumpet)

1991 acoustic alchemy- back on the case

1991 aerosmith- pandora's box

1992 brecker brothers- return of the brecker brothers

1992 music land & grp: got what's hot in

59 frank zappa: you can't do that on stage anymore vol.6
   (1992, 2cd, usa, ryko)


1993 world of contemporary jazz groups

1993 fagen, donald- kamakiriad (trumpet, flugelhorn)

1994 brecker brothers- out of the loop

1995 jazz to the world- jazz to the world

1996 mingusbigband- live in time


frank zappa: lšther
   (1996, 3cd, usa, ryko)


frank zappa: have i offended someone?
   (1997, cd, usa, ryko)


1997 crack the sky- crack attic (the best of crack the sky)

1997 charles mingus- que viva mingus

1998 martha and the muffins / m+m- then again: a retrospective

1998 aerosmith- aerosmith/get your wings/toys in the attic

1999 various artists- 70's jazz pioneers

2000 jason miles / various artists- celebrating the music of weather report

sebastiaan cornelissen: on impulse
    (2011, cd, usa, abstract logix) - feat. randy brecker

  billy sherwood: the fusion syndicate
    (2012, cd, usa, purple pyramid records) - feat. chad wackerman, chester thompson

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  panzerballett: tank goodness
    (2012, cd, ger, gentle art of music) - feat. randy brecker, mattias ia eklundh

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  beledo: montevideo jazz dreams
    (2015, download, --, moonjune records) - feat. randy brecker
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  randy brecker: randypop
    (2015, cd, ??, ??)

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