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Some Skunk Funk by Randy Brecker with Michael Brecker

This memorable collection is a live recording, arranged and conducted by the creative Vince Mendoza, featuring the Brecker brothers with the WDR Big Band. These big band arrangements capture a contemporary essence of the the brothers' performances from earlier times as well as the present. Classics such as "Sponge" and "Strap-Hangin'" are in the collection.

There are ten songs in the CD collection. Among them are "Some Skunk Funk," "Sponge," "Shanghigh," "Wayne Out," "And The She Wept," "Strap-Hangin,'" "Let It Go," "Freefall," "Levitate," and "Song For Barry."

If you enjoy the intricate sounds of the Brecker brothers, you will find this a fine collection. Each song exhibits the talents of each, and each soars with his own inventions and approaches. The music is conducted by Vince Mendoza to perfection! Every musician is in top form on this recording.

What is unusual about this collection is the wide range of imaginative talent that abounds throughout the songs. There is never a dull moment. Every moment is a new chance for some intriguing jazz sound to flow out and capture the attention of the jazz listening audience!

This is among the brothers' best music together, to date. It has flair, verve, imagination, and a wry sense of humor about it that makes it a great listening adventure. Highly imaginative!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Randy Brecker with Michael Brecker
  • CD Title: Some Skunk Funk
  • Genre: Big Band / Swing
  • Year Released: 2006
  • Record Label: Telarc
  • Musicians: Randy Brecker (trumpet), Michael Brecker (saxophone), guest artists.
  • Rating: Four Stars
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