The Rex Hotel, Toronto, ON - Jan. 12, 2008
Randy Brecker is one of the foremost jazz trumpeters and he's especially renowned for the series of Brecker Brothers jazz-fusion recordings he made in the 1970s and 80s with his late saxophonist sibling, Michael Brecker.
Saxophonist Pat LaBarbera is now a Canadian jazz heavyweight based at Humber College in Toronto, but made his name in the '60s and '70s as a soloist in the bands of Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Louis Bellson and Elvin Jones.
Drummer Joe LaBarbera has a similarly rich resume, with the notable addition of a stint in the trio of the late pianist Bill Evans.
Together with pianist Brian Dickinson and bassist Neil Swainson, Brecker and the LaBarbera Brothers became a quintet for a fiery performance at The Rex in Toronto during the recent IAJE conference.
1 While My Lady Sleeps Bronislow Kaper 12:10
2 Chief Crazy Horse Wayne Shorter 11:43
3 Dirty Dogs Randy Brecker 13:16
4 There's a Lull in My Life Matt Gordon/Harry Revel 11:47
5 Crossing the Line Pat LaBarbera 12:02
6 Bye Ya Thelonious Monk 14:33
* Randy Brecker - trumpet
* Pat LaBarbera - saxophone
* Joe LaBarbera - drums
* Brian Dickinson - piano
* Neil Swainson - bass