Monday, February 28, 2005

are you going with me?

pat&mike, originally uploaded by thebeathunters.

1980, ECM records.
in the early 80's, michael brecker's successful career blossomed on many fronts.
as his reputation found unconditional recognition in europe, his collaboration with munich-based ECM RECORDS seemed obvious and much anticipated by any true jazz fan. among his featurings on recordings by kenny wheeler or john abercrombie, his friendship with PAT METHENY, one of the most successful ecm artists, resulted in 80/81, a double album featuring CHARLIE HADEN on bass and JACK DEJOHNETTE on drums: a dream rythm section that allowed metheny to experiment different shades of improvisation with both brecker and DEWEY REDMAN on sax. to me, "everyday..." is one of metheny's most uplifting jazz track that builds up to give brecker a free ride to deliver maybe his most amazing and emotional chorus.


Gunnar said...

Great blog you have here. Thanks!

Xanax Taxi said...

That song is absolutely so..... GOOD...! I was recently in a trio that played this song. Beautiful song. Thanx for the reminder. Great selection.

ps. You wouldn't happen to be a sax player, would you? ;) and was february a Mike Brecker theme month?

But keep up the good work. :)


thebeathunters said...

thanks gunnar and xanax for such positive feedback. nice guess : i'm an ex-sax player...and not a very good one can say 02 was a brecker month, it could be a brecker year for all the good stuff this guy blew away...

Xanax Taxi said...

Amen to that. Keep 'em coming.