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Pilgrimage by Michael Brecker

This fine CD reflects the last jazz compositions of Michael Brecker, who died on January 13, 2007. Brecker, despite his ongoing battle with melodysplastic syndrome and leukemia, managed to create some of his most enduring music for the jazz listening audience.

This CD contains an all-star lineup of great jazz musicians, and it is one jazz fans will want to own! This CD contains some of Michael Brecker's finest music in his career. This is seventy-five minutes of enduring and enjoyable jazz performances, and music.

There are nine songs in the collection. The songs are "The Mean Time," "Five Months from Midnight," "Anagram," "Tumbleweed," "When Can I Kiss You Again?," "Cardinal Rule," "Half Moon Lane," "Loose Threads," and "Pilgrimage."

"Tumbleweed" is an uptempo piece with incredible power, and it will remain for a very long time in the listener's mind with its unique jazz motifs. This applies also to "Pilgrimage." The songs seem to have an apparent life of their own, each having a sense of intimate urgency about them which captures the listener's mind immediately. Intense and intimate are two words which sum up this CD collection of memorable songs.

This is a listening treat not to be overlooked. Musically, it is one of the finest around. The performances are topnotch in every way. The music is superb. Highly recommended.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Michael Brecker
  • CD Title: Pilgrimage
  • Genre: Contemporary Jazz / Modern
  • Year Released: 2007
  • Record Label: Heads Up
  • Musicians: Michael Brecker (leader, tenor saxophone, ewi), Pat Metheny (guitars), Herbie Hancock (piano), Brad Mehldau (piano), John Patitucci (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums)
  • Rating: Four Stars
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