Greetings jazz enthusiast, I hope everyone has a safe, wonderful and prosperous Labor Day Weekend. Trumpet legend Randy Brecker of the famed Brecker Brothers is my featured artist for the weekend spin this holiday weekend. His second effort 34th N Lex on German based label ESC Records is my favorite solo project by him. Enjoy and do have a blast this weekend. —Rob Young | The Urban Flux
Randy Brecker -][- 34th N Lex – [ESC Records, 2003]
[Originally Reviewed in 2003]:
I’ll must admit, I haven’t been the biggest fan of the trumpet as lead instrument. Frankly, I found the tone imposing and quite abrasive at times. However, after having a few informative conversations, I promptly returned to the music room with a few borrowed copies in hand by Miles Davis, Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, and Lee Morgan and most recently, I was introduced to a phenomenal trumpeter named Kenny Dorham.
After this rejuvenating experience, I’ve changed my mind. Therefore, I’ve succumb to the reality that jazz isn’t the same without the lineage of the aforementioned artist as soloists and headliners. Recently in my quest to discovered new music my thought process was redirected to trumpeter “Randy Brecker’”, his name strategically woven within a list of new projects with a cleverly titled record called “34th N Lex”! Continue reading