Brecker, Randy & N D R Bigband / Rocks
Album: Rocks   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Brecker, Randy & N D R Bigband   Added:Mar 2019
Label:Piloo Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-04-09 Pull Date: 2019-06-11 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jun 16 Jun 9 Jun 2 May 5 Apr 28
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 24, 2021: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics (rebroadcast from Apr 30, 2019)
4. Jun 04, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
2. Jun 11, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
5. May 28, 2019: Clean Copper Radio
First Tune Of The Set, Rocks, Sozinho
3. Jun 08, 2019: Music Casserole
First Tune Of The Set
6. Apr 30, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-04-01
Reviewed: 2018-03-31
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Ever since his ground-breaking stint with his saxophone brother, the late Michael Brecker, in the Brecker Brothers, Randy Brecker’s been 'the guy' you turn to for thrilling sine-wave runs up and down the scales, razor-sharp fiery solos and power; sheer, unadulterated brass power. Add his power to that of the big band, and that of sax players David Sanborn and Ada Rovatti, and the oomph of one of Germany’s top drummers Wolfgang Haffner, and you have a recipe for a surge of musical energy that will blow the fuses.
If You Like: Solar, Mingus Big Band, Václav Zahradník
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ First Tune Of The Set (8:08) –electric guitar starts> rocking fast tempo jam> trumpet solo> fast jam> synth solo> sax solo> fast jam> crescendo end
2/ Adina (6:15) - drums starts> uptempo jam with tropical vibe> languid trumpet solo> uptempo jam> sax solo> uptempo jam> synth solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
*3/ Squids (6:38) – drums/bass start> uptempo funky jam> synth solo> wailing trumpet solo> uptempo jam> slows to midtempo> sax solo> full band swings uptempo> crescendo end
*4/ Pastoral (7:19) – synth/piano starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> trumpet solo> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> synth solo> sax solo> midtempo jam> slow fade
**5/ The Dipshit (6:21) – piano starts> swinging uptempo jam> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> sizzling sax solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
6/ Above & Below (7:31) – horns start> uptempo jam> sizzling trumpet solo> sax solo> uptempo jam> sax solo mellows> band swings full out in uptempo jam> drum solo morphs into duet with synth> uptempo jam> synth solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
*7/ Sozinho (7:22) – synth/horns start> slow jam> gorgeous trumpet solo> beautiful electric piano solo> slow jam> trumpet solo to fade
**8/ Rocks (6:52) – full band starts> fast funky rocking jam> rocking trumpet solo> pause> midtempo jam quickly swings back up with trumpet soloing over the top> uptempo funky jam> quick stop
9/ Threesome (6:33) – horns start> slow jam> muted trumpet/synth duet> slow jam builds in volume & intensity> quick stop

Track Listing
1. First Tune Of The Set   5. The Dipshit
2. Adina   6. Above And Below
3. Squids   7. Sozinho
4. Pastoral   8. Rocks
  9. Threesome