- Audio CD (September 24, 1996)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: MCA/Impulse!
- ASIN: B000002O44
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,211 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Top Customer Reviews
Michael Brecker's Tenor playing is so rich and warm. His speed and clarity are extraordinary.
The line up on this album top notch. It is really a "best of the best" with Jack de Johnette on Drums, Charlie Haden on Bass, Kenny Kirland on Piano and Pat Metheny on Guitar. I always enjoy Jack de Johnette's fast and sweet drumming; a particular feature on the album for me. The entire group is really "tight" and it is really impossible to say anyone is better than the other. It works!
Don't be put off by track 1 Sea Glass which I consider the least good, because the next three tracks in particular are great. I enjoyed a very interesting rendition of "My One and Only Love" which is on Track 7. On this track there is a solo by Pat Metheny that is sublime. Track 5 The Cost Of Living is a slower number, but is a nice change of pace that is well performed and allows Charlie Haden to shine.
This is a terrific album. It showcases Michael Brecker's virtuoso sound.
For more great albums with Mike check out Chick Corea's Three Quartets and Steps Ahead - Smoking in the Pit.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's Brecker's first album and it's just simply fantastic! Buy it! Great musicians, great tunes, great melodies, great playing. It's Brecker!Published 27 days ago by Jeff Roll
A classic jazz sax albums from one of the masters. I have had this CD since the 80's, but needed a new copy as it cracked... Read morePublished 5 months ago by John R. Collings
Michael Brecker packed a lot of intense, smoking, Progressive Tenor Sax Jazz into his sadly, short life. You can't listen to this superb offering and not be effected.Published 7 months ago by Macforlife
I hadn't heard this recording in a long while and lost sight of how awesome a player Michael Brecker was. Read morePublished on February 18, 2014 by Alan R.
Michael Brecker's self-titled CD is in my estimation the strongest album overall in his catalog. Brecker is in his prime and in incredible form in this recording and of course... Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by IndyTennis
I have a friend in music school, and recently, in a conversation about Ellington and Mingus and other great arrangers, Michael Brecker's name arose. Read morePublished on June 25, 2010 by Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ
This album is fantastic from start to finish. I am biased b/c the lineup contains some of my favorite instrumentalists - DeJohnette, Metheny, Haden, etc. Read morePublished on January 19, 2010 by J. M. Guzzardo