Charged Particles with Tod Dickow Play the Music of Michael Brecker
Tuesday 22 March 2022 8pm Preston Conservative Club
A very welcome return visit to Fougou Jazz from San Francisco Bay Area band Charged Particles this time with guest saxophone soloist, Tod Dickow. They present a celebration of Michael Brecker the composer, the saxophonist, the innovator, and the band leader.
Brecker, who passed away in 2007 after a prolonged illness, is beloved for his unique voice and approach to the saxophone. Charged Particles perform a selection of his compositions spanning thirty years, capturing the essence of Brecker’s spirit without slavish adherence to every nuance of his classic recordings. Perhaps because Brecker’s playing was so technically demanding and his compositions are so challenging to perform, Charged Particles’ forthcoming recording Live at the Baked Potato! is the first tribute presenting his small group compositions since his passing almost 15 years ago. No less an authority than Mike’s brother Randy Brecker weighed in with his approval of the recording: “Everyone’s at the top of their Mike game. I found myself pinching my arm to remind myself that Mike is sadly no longer with us.”
Line up: Tod Dickow – saxophone, Murray Low – keyboards, Aaron Germain – acoustic, electric bass
Jon Krosnick – drums