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Randy Brecker w/Michael Brecker: Some Skunk Funk

Randy Brecker

The Brecker Brothers, that brass-playing brother duo from Philadelphia, came on strong in the ’70s when all kinds of great horn sections exploded onto the music scene. The Average White Band once regularly showcased their legendary “Dundee Horns,” while Kool and the Gang and Earth, Wind and Fire both boasted magnificent horn sections-an integral part of a golden era of funky, risk-taking brass work.

Yet it was the Brecker Brothers who not only had great recordings of their own but who also had a reputation as being productive, versatile session men. The Breckers played rock with Aerosmith and Dire Straits and funked it up with George Clinton, Chaka Khan and the Average White Band, in addition to performing and recording in progressive jazz circles with Donald Fagen, David Sanborn and the late Jaco Pastorious. Their reputations in the music world are impeccable.

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