RANDY BRECKER el. trumpet / vocals
ADA ROVATTI t. & s. saxophones
BARRY FINNERTY guitar
NEIL JASON el. bass / vocals
TERRY BOZZIO drums
The loss of 57-year-old tenor saxophone titan Michael Brecker from leukemia in 2007 left a gaping hole that can’t be filled. His longest running collaboration was with his older brother, trumpet great Randy Brecker. They were already well-traveled jazz improvisers when first joining forces as the Brecker Brothers in the mid-70s, infusing the era’s predominant jazz/rock fusion with a heaping helping of funk. Their 1975 debut was followed by five more sessions for Arista through the early ‘80s, even scoring a Top 40 UK single with “East River” (from Heavy Metal Be-Bop). The brothers reunited in 1992, recording two superb albums for GRP that picked up where they left off, combining sensational chops with infectious electronic grooves. Their final release, 1994’s Out of the Loop, won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance. Randy Brecker has now assembled a true supergroup with deep Brecker Band history, (LINEUP TBC) The band’s reunion marks a rare occasion, one you’ll only experience at SFJAZZ, and is timed to coincide with the release of their new record.