I’ve made earlier mention of the fact that Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, and Fred Wesley all are on Randy Brecker’s new CD, 34th N Lex. It gets better. Here’s the entire horn lineup on this powerful CD: Randy Brecker: Trumpet, Fluegelhorn; Michael Brecker: Tenor Saxophone; David Sanborn: Alto Saxophone; Ronnie Cuber: Baritone Saxophone; Ada Rovatti: Tenor Saxophone; Fred Wesley: Trombone; Michael Davis: Trombone. You’ll hear Cuber’s influence on the record right off the bat with the opening title track. Ada Rovatti, Randy’s wife, blows out the solo on “The Castle Rocks”. “The Fisherman” is a tribute to one of Randy’s close friends, Bob Berg, who tragically died in a car accident last December. You’ll find a busy atmosphere on most of the 11 tracks, which is to be expected given the influence on Randy from living at 34th and Lexington in New York City for almost a decade.
34th N Lex is in U.S. stores on Tuesday.