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A great place to start listening to Michael Brecker.
on November 2, 2006
This is an Album where the music just gets better and better. I started out being somewhat sceptical, when I heard the Smooth Jazz tone of Sea Glass, the first track, but by the time I had listened to the incredible Syztgy, Choices and Nothing Personal I was convinced about this album.
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.