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Return of the Brecker Brothers

Return of the Brecker Brothers is an album by the American jazz fusion group, the Brecker Brothers. It was released by GRP Records in 1992. The track, "Big Idea" was released as an R&B single.


  • Reception 1
  • Tracklisting 2
  • Personnel 3
  • Return of the Brecker Brothers – Live in Barcelona (VHS) 4
    • Track listing 4.1
    • Personnel 4.2
  • References 5


AllMusic awarded the album with 3.5 stars and its review by Thom Jurek states: "This set marked a fitting return for the Breckers, who never let the fashionable tenets of the smooth jazz '90s totally appropriate their creativity or their sound".[1] At the 1993 Grammy Awards the album received three nominations: Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Best R&B Instrumental Performance ("Big Idea") and Best Jazz Instrumental Solo (Randy Brecker on "Above & Below").


  1. "Song for Barry" (Michael Brecker) — 5:07
  2. "King of the Lobby" (Michael Brecker) — 5:20
  3. "Big Idea" (Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Robbie Kilgore) — 4:20
  4. "Above & Below" (Randy Brecker) — 7:05
  5. "That’s All There Is to It" (Randy Brecker) — 5:26
  6. "Wakaria (What’s Up?)" (Michael Brecker) — 5:26
  7. "On the Backside" (Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker) — 6:25
  8. "Sozinho (Alone)" (Randy Brecker) — 7:36
  9. "Spherical" (Michael Brecker) — 5:58
  10. "Good Gracious" (Randy Brecker) — 5:13
  11. "Roppongi" (Randy Brecker) — 4:56


Return of the Brecker Brothers – Live in Barcelona (VHS)

Return of the Brecker Brothers - Live in Barcelona (VHS).

In 1992, a VHS video entitled "Return of the Brecker Brothers – Live in Barcelona" was released by GRP Records of a concert at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona.[2] The concert has not officially been released on DVD format.

Track listing

  1. "Above & Below" (Randy Brecker)
  2. "Spherical" (Michael Brecker)
  3. "Some Skunk Funk" (Randy Brecker)
  4. "Common Ground" (Mike Stern)
  5. "Song for Barry" (Michael Brecker)
  6. "Inside Out" (Randy Brecker)


  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone, EWI
  • Mike Stern – guitar
  • George Whitty – keyboards
  • James Genus – bass
  • Dennis Chambers – drums


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom Return of the Brecker BrothersAllmusic Review: accessed 27 June 2015
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