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Michael Leonard Brecker (March 29, 1949 – January 13, 2007) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Acknowledged as "a quiet, gentle musician widely regarded as the most influential tenor saxophonist since John Coltrane", he was awarded 1
5 Grammy Awards as both performer and composer. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music in 2004, and was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 2007.
57 (age at death) years
29th March, 1949
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, U.S.
13th January, 2007
Music Genre (Text)
Jazz, jazz fusion, funk, R&B, rock, post-bop
Fusion, Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Sophisticated, Exuberant, Passionate, Freewheeling, Literate, Amiable/Good-Natured, Confident, Witty, Rousing, Playful, Boisterous, Street-Smart, Energetic, Dramatic, Ambitious, Lively, Stately, Uplifting, Sax (Tenor), EWI
Saxophone, Classical Music Entry
tenor saxophone, EWI
Steps Ahead, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Steely Dan, Todd Rundgren, Horace Silver, Chick Corea, James Taylor, John Abercrombie, Billy Cobham, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Eddie Gómez, Elvin Jones, Joni Mitchell, Parliament-Funkadelic, Parliament-Funkadelic. Mike Stern.
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