Now You See It... Now You Don't
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||Escher Sketch (A Tale of Two Rhythms)||Michael Brecker||5:26||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Minsk||Michael Brecker||9:06||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Ode to the Doo Da Day||Michael Brecker||5:51||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Never Alone||Michael Brecker||5:35||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Peep||Michael Brecker||7:28||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Dogs in the Wine Shop||Michael Brecker||6:34||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Quiet City||Michael Brecker||6:07||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||The Meaning of the Blues||Michael Brecker||6:01||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
For Now You See It..., Michael Brecker's third recording as a leader, the tenor great used different personnel on most of the selections but played consistently well. Jim Beard's synthesizers were utilized for atmosphere, to set up a funky groove, or to provide a backdrop for the leader. Some of the music sounds like updated John Coltrane (Joey Calderazzo's McCoy Tyner-influenced piano helps), while other pieces could almost pass for Weather Report, if Wayne Shorter rather than Joe Zawinul had been the lead voice. Most of the originals (either by Brecker, Beard, or producer Don Grolnick) project moods rather than feature strong melodies, but Michael Brecker's often-raging tenor makes the most of each opportunity.
Born: 29 March 1949 in Philadelphia, PA
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s