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ROLLINGSTONE.COM: THE BRECKER BROTHERS: THE BOTTOM LINE ARCHIVE SERIES (LIVE 1976)

Depending on your age and your inclination, you will remember that 1) The Brecker Brothers were very popular players who rose to the commercial forefront via pop roots in early Blood Sweat & Tears and the immensely groovy Dreams, 2) Their impeccable playing tied to overwhelmingly funky rhythms made them one of the very most popular jazz-fusion types of late 20th Century, and 3) The Bottom Line was a well-known New York venue that regularly featured the most famous musicians you’ve ever heard of. So along with this completely fab and well-recorded set—which features the original combo (Breckers, David Sanborn, Don Grolnick, Steve Khan, Will Lee, Sammy Figueroa and Chris Parker) playing a variety of tracks from the band’s first two albums—this new label is offering equally fascinating sets by Willie Nile and Kenny Rankin and, down the road, lots, lots more. Good sound, good packaging, good liner notes = Good.

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