4. Secret Heart
5. African Skies
6. When It Was
8. The Nightwalker,
9. And Then She Wept
Personnel: Michael Brecker (soprano & tenor saxophones, Akai EWI);
Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugelhorn);
Eliane Elias (vocals, keyboards);
Armand Sabal-Lecco (vocals, acoustic piccolo bass, bass);
George Whitty (piano, keyboards, Hammond bass, programming);
Robbie Kilgore (keyboards, guitar, programming);
Maz Kessler (keyboards, programming); Dean Brown, Larry Saltzman (guitar); James Genus (acoustic & electric basses);
Steve Jordan, Shawn Pelton, Rodney Holmes (drums);
Steve Thornton (percussion);
Chris Botti, Andy Snitzer (programming);
Mark Ledford (background vocals).
Producers include: George Whitty, Chris Botti, Andy Snitzer, Maz Kessler, Robbie Kilgore.
Recorded at Skyline Studios, New York, New York.
The exceptionally talented Jazz group Brecker Brothers have released their CD entitled Out Of The Loop. I am very confident and happy to announce that I believe Brecker Brothers fans, and Jazz fans alike will be pleased with this one. With the release of Out Of The Loop their artistic excellence is on full display as they have once again delivered a brilliant collection of tracks that could very well be their best work to date.
It's a rare day indeed that I get a CD from an artist that I can truthfully say does not have a bad track in the bunch. I'm more than happy to announce that's exactly what I must say about this one. There simply isn't a bad one in the bunch. No fillers here at all, with each song standing tall on it's own.
These days it's a very rare CD on which every single song is good or better than the one before it. This CD is certainly one of those rare CDs.
Listen to and I think you'll agree that the song choices are excellent, the production is outstanding and Brecker Brothers is clearly a group that is in top form.
While this entire CD is really very good the truly standout tunes are track 4 - Secret Heart, track 6 - When It Was, and track 9 - And Then She Wept.
My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [...as in "Stuck On REpeat"] is track 8 - The Nightwalker. Good stuff!
Out Of The Loop Release Notes:
Brecker Brothers originally released Out Of The Loop on September 13, 1994 on the GRP Records label.