The Brecker Brothers – The Brecker Brothers (1975/2015) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

The Brecker Brothers – The Brecker Brothers (1975/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 45:44minutes | 970 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front cover | © Arista – Legacy

The Brecker Brothers, Michael and Randy, were one of the most successful of the jazz/fusion groups that arose in the 1970s, recording six bestselling albums for Arista between 1975 and 1981. For their acclaimed debut, the siblings recruited all-star players including David Sanborn, Chris Parker, Harvey Mason, Sr., Bob Mann, Ralph MacDonald, Don Grolnick and Will Lee. Integrating their taste for jazz, fusion, R&B, funk and pop, the recording features their hit single, “Sneakin’ Up Behind You” and the emblematic “Skunk Funk”. Widely received, the album reached the top five on Billboard’s Top Jazz albums.

First date for brothers from 1975. Side one is solid jazz/funk/fusion. They called it ‘skunk-funk.’ Tightly woven jazz funk – the first super effort from the team of Randy & Michael Brecker, whose twin-horn frontline forged a very popular sound in the mid 70s! The record may not be the most groundbreaking bit of jazz funk you’ll ever own – but there’s some really well-crafted numbers on the set with a strong smooth approach that still sits well after all these years, a lot more so than some of the group’s later work. Titles include ‘Sneakin Up Behind You’, ‘Rocks’, ‘Levitate’, ‘Some Skunk Funk’, ‘Sponge’, ‘A Creature Of Many Faces’, and ‘DBB’.

01 – Some Skunk Funk
02 – Sponge
03 – A Creature of Many Faces
04 – Twilight
05 – Sneakin’ Up Behind You
06 – Rocks
07 – Levitate
08 – Oh My Stars
09 – D.B.B.

Produced by Steve Backer & Randy Brecker. Engineered by Gerald Block.
Recorded in January 1975 at Secret Sound Studios, New York, New York.
Digitally Remastered.

Randy Brecker – vocals, acoustic & electric trumpets, flugelhorn
Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
Will Lee – vocals, electric bass
David Sanborn – alto saxophone
Don Grolnick – keyboards
Bob Mann – guitar
Christopher Parker – drums
Harvey Mason – drums
Ralph McDonald – percussion