Michael Brecker’s birthday
Originally shared by Dorie Fann-Purry
Remembering jazz saxophonist and composer Michael Leonard Brecker (March 29, 1949 – January 13, 2007). Acknowledged as „a quiet, gentle musician widely regarded as the most influential tenor saxophonist since John Coltrane”, he was awarded 15 Grammy Awards as both performer and composer. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music in 2004, and was inducted into Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 2007. Michael and brother Randy formed The Brecker Brothers. REST IN PEACE!