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Interesting stuff. The interviewer certainly had a lot of interest in Mike's perception of various aspects of 'Tranes music and to his credit Brecker was quite patient and offered a lot of thoughtful observations. He was also quick to aknowledge Joe Henderson, Stanley Turrentine, Johnny Griffin, and commented how he could name many other influences.

A good lesson to be learned there about listening to as much different stuff as you can, which of course Coltrane did a lot of.
 

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Louis, thanks for this and your dedication to provide us with some precious and valuable information and recordings of Michael Brecker.
 

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Btw, I was reading some interview where he talked about initially playing on alto and being totally inspired by Cannonball Adderly. Interesting, in that both were masters of articulation at nearly any tempo.

Not sure I hear a lot of Cannonball in his tenor playing, but Brecker certainly has a lot of similarities as far as the soulfullness and blues flavor in his playing.


Here's the article, I think it was just linked in another thread.
http://www.abrsm.org/?page=newsArticles/item.html&id=101
 
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