Michael Brecker: El Nino

13 Jan

Remembering Michael Brecker, who graduated from Cheltenham, Pa., High (as did Reggie Jackson, Benjamin Netanyahu and Nobel winner Michael Brown). Half of Brecker Brothers, crossed easily between rock and jazz. Won 15 Grammys. Died at 57 on this day in 2007 of leukemia; a much-publicized search failed to find a donor for a transplant. Jazziz magazine: “Inarguably the most influential tenor stylist of the past 25 years.


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