JUNE 27-29, 2024
ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO

FRI 28 JUNE
Moulay Hassan Stage

THE BRECKER BROTHERS BAND REUNION

Artist

BIOGRAPHY

THE BRECKER BROTHERS BAND REUNION

Throughout the 1970s and 80s, trumpetist Randy Brecker and his younger brother saxophonist Michael Brecker opened a pathway to musical reinvention with a mix of sophisticated Jazz harmonies and fired-up solos with stunning funk grooves and a rock-like energy. On the strength of their eponymous first album in 1975 and the subsequent series of hit albums – Back To Back (1976), Don’t Stop The Music (1977), Heavy Metal Be-Bop (1978), Détente (1980) and Straphangin’ (1981) – these heavyweights of funk fusion known as the Brecker Brothers would define a new sub-genre of Jazz, clearing the way for a young generation of musicians. After the Brecker Brothers broke up in 1982, Randy went on to record and tour with Jaco Pastorius’s big band, Word Of Mouth. In 2001, Randy reconnected with his brother Michael for a European tour, performing an acoustic version of the Brecker Bros, and promoting his own album Hangin’ In the City. Michael died on January 13, 2007. Four years later, while Randy was putting together a group to perform at the Blue Note in New York, he realised that all the musicians he had contacted had each played in different editions of the Brecker Brothers Band. In tribute to Michael, he named the group The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion.

THE BRECKER BROTHERS BAND REUNION LINE UP:
Randy Brecker trumpet
Ada Rovatti tenor saxophone
Dave Kikoski piano/keys
Barry Finnerty guitar
Rodney Holmes drums
Abdelrhani Krija percussion
Janek Gwizdala Bass