Saturday, June 09, 2007


I wrote a few months back about the passing of one of my favorite jazz musicians, Michael Brecker. A few weeks ago marked the release of his last album - Pilgrimage. I've just started listening to this album, but it is quite phenomenal. It's even more astounding when you consider that Michael was battling leukemia during the recording of this project and barely finished the title track (the last song on the album - very fitting) before his passing. You can read more "behind-the-scenes" info here.

If you are a jazz enthusiast or just looking to experiment into this musical realm, you won't be disappointed with Pilgrimage. You might even come away as a believer in the musical faith of jazz. Whatever the case, this album will stand as a tribute to Michael Brecker and his passion and love for his family and the core of his soul, jazz music.

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