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Randy Brecker: Saudades

Randy Brecker
Randy Brecker

Only rare musicians can claim enough recording credits to warrant discographies of more than a few pages. Trumpeter Randy Brecker has a star-studded, single-spaced, 16-page scroll on his Web site that practically maps the history of recorded music during the past five decades.

From Aerosmith and Tina Turner to Frank Sinatra and Horace Silver; the Average White Band and Blood, Sweat & Tears to George Benson and Hank Crawford; Eddie Palmieri and Gato Barbieri to James Brown and Aretha Franklin; Eric Clapton and Elton John to Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon; B.B. King and Roy Buchanan to Charles Mingus and Jaco Pastorius; Phoebe Snow and David Wilcox to Diana Ross and Bette Midler; John Scofield and David Sanborn to Steely Dan and Frank Zappa, the New York City-based Brecker has recorded with top names in practically every modern musical genre.

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