JazzTimes (p.64) - "The sound is huge yet tight and precise, and Randy and pianist Jim Beard create a high-octane sound that embraces both the past and the future."
Personnel: Randy Brecker (trumpet); Paul Shigihara (electric guitar); Harold Rosenstein, Heiner Wiberny (alto saxophone); Olivier Peters, Rolf Römer (tenor saxophone); Jens Neufang (baritone saxophone); Rob Bruynen, John Marshall , Rick Kiefer, Klaus Osterloh, Andy Haderer (trumpet); Bernt Laukamp, Ludwig Nuss, Dave Horler (trombone); Mattis Cederberg (bass trombone); Jim Beard (piano, synthesizer); Will Lee (electric bass); Peter Erskine (drums); Marcio Doctor (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Klaus Genuit.
Recording information: Leverkusener Jazztage, The Forum, Leverkusen (11/11/2003).
Animations: Ralf Kohr; Marco Gouverneur.
Directors: Peter Sommer ; Eckhard Meszelinsky.
Editor: Frank Schmidt.
Photographer: Ines Kaiser.
Arranger: Vince Mendoza.
Trumpeter Randy Brecker and saxophonist Michael Brecker have been churning out albums, both as session men and as leaders, since the 1970s, with a particular taste for funky jazz fusion. That taste has only become more refined over the years, and their respective chops more dazzling, as 2006's SOME SKUNK FUNK demonstrates. Reaching into their back catalogue, the brothers serve up some Brecker classics, keeping the styles in flux by applying traditional swing, hard bop, Latin, world, and pop flavors. SOME SKUNK FUNK works as both an introductory retrospective and a vital original document of the Brecker brothers' talent.