Randy Brecker & Michael Brecker
SOME SKUNK FUNK (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl D
Randy Brecker and Michael Brecker with Jim Beard, Will Lee, Peter Erskine, Marcio Doctor & The WDR Big Band conducted by Vince Mendoza live at Leverkusener Jazztage. The double vinyl LP is housed in a gatefold sleeve.
During the “Jazztage 2003 Leverkusen” Festival, something very special happened.
Trumpet player RANDY BRECKER took the stage with his brother MICHAEL BRECKER along with
formidable guests: JIM BEARD (keys), WILL LEE (bass), PETER ERSKINE (drums), MARCIO DOCTOR (perc) and the WDR BIG BAND KÖLN, directed by VINCE MENDOZA. This group found ample time to honor the compository oeuvre of Randy Brecker, playing hits from the Brecker Brothers years like “SOME SKUNK FUNK”, “SPONGE”, as well as compositions from that era by Michael Brecker, such as “STRAP HANGING” and “SONG FOR BARRY”, and new compositions by the trumpet virtuoso. For the first time in years, the Brecker Brothers unite on a stage – with a unique and excellent large formation: the WDR Big Band. [info from label]