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Thanks to: Rob Sijben, Charles McNeal, Henri Gerrits, Doug Moffet, Rick Margitza, Joel Moore, Leif Wikfeldt, Sean Freeman, Paul Croteau, Tyler Harrison, Johan Alenius, Wayne Ledbetter, Jan Beiling, Hsieh Min-Yen, Wietse Meys, Joshua Hettwer, Julian Palma, Steve Peters, Jan Beiling

Disclaimer by Rick Margitza:
"I did these solos a long time ago and they are unedited. My apologies to Mike and everyone else for the errors"

  • 1999 "In The Presence And Absence Of Each Other" Transcribed by Louis Gerrits

  • Claus Ogerman & Michael Brecker Album Cityscape 1981

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  • 1999 "Cityscape" Transcribed by Rick Margitza

  • Claus Ogerman & Michael Brecker Album Cityscape 1981

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  • 1999 "Habanera" Transcribed by Rick Margitza

  • Claus Ogerman & Michael Brecker Album Cityscape 1981

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  • 1999 "Nightwings" Transcribed by Rick Margitza

  • Claus Ogerman & Michael Brecker Album Cityscape 1981

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  • February 2006 "Caprice" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Claus Ogerman "Gate Of Dreams" 1977
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  • February 2006 "Nothing Personal" Transcribed by Joel Moore
  • Michael Brecker  Album "Michael Brecker" 1987
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  • November 2004 "Suspone" Transcribed by Charles McNeal  
  • Michael Brecker album "Don't Try This At Home" 1987 
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  • March 2007 "Itsbynne Reel" Transcribed by Wayne Ledbetter 
  • Michael Brecker album "Don't Try This At Home" 1987 
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  • March 2006 "Ode To The Doo Da Day" Transcribed by Sean Freeman
  • Michael Brecker Album "Now You See It... Now You Don't" 1990
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  • May 2006 "Minsk" Transcribed by Sean Freeman
  • Michael Brecker Album "Now You See It... Now You Don't" 1990
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  • Letter to N.Y Transcribed by Louis Gerrits

  • Jun Fukamachi Album "On The Move" 1978

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  • August, 2004 "Some Skunk Funk" Transcribed by Rob Sijben

  • Brecker Brothers album "The Brecker Bros" 1975 

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  • February 2006 "A Creature Of many Faces" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Brecker Brothers Album "The Brecker Bros" 1975
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  • October 2010  "D.B.B,"  Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Brecker Brothers Album "The Brecker Bros" 1975
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  • February 2006 "Squish" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Brecker Brothers Album "Detente" 1980
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  • February 2006 "Tee'd Off" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Brecker Brothers Album "Detente" 1980
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  • February 2006 "Dream Theme" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Brecker Brothers Album "Detente" 1980
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  • February 2006 "Some Skunk Funk" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Brecker Brothers Album "Heavy Metal Be-Bop" 1980
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  • February 2006 "Inside Out" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Brecker Brothers Album "Heavy Metal Be-Bop" 1980
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  • February 2006 "Grease Piece" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Brecker Brothers Album "Back To Back" 1976
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  • February 2006 "Uptown Ed" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Album "Blue Montreux II" 1979
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  • November 2004 "Confirmation" Transcribed by Charles McNeal  
  • As played by Michael Brecker (And Chick Corea on Drums!!) on the Chick Corea Album "Three Quartets" 1981. It was not on the original LP, but was added on the CD. 
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  • November 2004 "Gregory is Here" Transcribed by Charles McNeal  
  • Horace Silver Album "In Pursuit Of The 27th Man" 1973
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  • February 2006 "Liberated Brother" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Horace Silver Album "In Pursuit Of The 27th Man" 1973
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  • April 2006 "A Prescription Of the Blues" Transcribed by Sean Freeman
  • Horace Silver Album "A Prescription Of the Blues" 1997
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  • November 2004 "Just The Way You Are" Transcribed by Charles McNeal  
  • Diana Krall CD "Live In Paris" 2003 (as a bonus studiotrack)
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  • November 2004 "Pools" Transcribed by Charles McNeal  
  • Steps Ahead Album "Steps Ahead" 1983
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  • March 2006 "Uncle Bob" Transcribed by Leif Wikfeldt Concert Score! 
  • Steps Album "Step By Step" 1981 Now available as "A Collection - Step By Step/Paradox"
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  • March 2006 "Four Chords" Transcribed by Leif Wikfeldt Concert Score! 
  • Steps Album "Paradox" 1981 Now available as "A Collection - Step By Step/Paradox"
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  • June 2006 "In A Sentimental Mood" Transcribed by Paul Croteau
  • Steps Ahead Album "Magnetic" 1986
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  • August 2006 "Reprise Magnetic Love" Transcribed by Louis Gerrits
  • Steps Ahead Album "Magnetic" 1986 
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  • August 2006 "All The Tea In China" EWI SOLO Transcribed by Louis Gerrits
  • Steps Ahead Album "Magnetic" 1986 
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  • March 2009 "Trains"  Transcribed by Wayne Ledbetter
  • Steps Ahead Album "Magnetic" 1986 
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  • June 2006 "Tee Bag" Transcribed by Paul Croteau
  • Steps Album "Smokin'In the Pit" 1980
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  • Otober 2010 "Act Natural" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Don Grolnick Album "Hearts & Numbers" 1985
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  • December 2004 "I Want To Be Happy" Transcribed by Louis Gerrits
  • Don Grolnick Album "Weaver Of Dreams" 1990
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  • April 2006 "Cape Verdean Blues" Transcribed by Sean Freeman
  • Don Grolnick Album "Medianoche" 1995
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  • April 2006 "If I Should Ever Leave You" Transcribed by Sean Freeman
  • Don Grolnick Album "Medianoche" 1995
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  • April 2006 "Oran" Transcribed by Sean Freeman
  • Don Grolnick Album "Medianoche" 1995
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  • April 2006 "Water Babies" Transcribed by Sean Freeman
  • Don Grolnick Album "Medianoche" 1995
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  • November 2004 "I Really Hope It's You" Transcribed by Doug Moffet
  • Michael Franks Album "Sleeping Gypsy" 1977
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  • November 2004 "The lady wants to know" Transcribed by Doug Moffet 
  • Michael Franks Album "Sleeping Gypsy" 1977
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  • December 26 2004 "B'Wana-He No Home" Transcribed by Doug Moffet 
  • Michael Franks Album "Sleeping Gypsy" 1977
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  • February 17 2005 "When Linda Smiles" Transcribed by Louis Gerrits
  • Alphonse Mouzon Album "Morning Sun" 1981
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  • May 25 2005 "Doctor Sax" Transcribed by Louis Gerrits
  • Michael Franks album "The Camera Never Lies" 
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  • August 7 2005 "Still Crazy After All The Years" Transcribed by Louis Gerrits
  • Paul Simon album "Still Crazy After All The Years" 1976
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  • August  2005 "Maxine" Transcribed by Louis Gerrits (Sorry for the time signature. This way I was able to write it down in the best possible way, I think...)
  • Donald Fagen album "The Nightfly" 1982
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  • February 2006 "Shadowbrook Aire" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Joanne Brackeen album "Tring-A-Ling" 1977
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  • June 2005 "Triple Play" Transcribed by Louis Gerrits
  • Hal Galper album "Redux '78" 
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  • February 2006 "Reach Out" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Hal Galper album "Reach Out" 1977
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  • February 2006 "Now Hear This" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Hal Galper album "Speak With A Single Voice" 1978 Now available as "Children Of The Night"
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  • February 2006 "Un Poco Loco" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Chet Baker album "You Can't Go Home Again" 1977
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  • February 2006 "Love For Sale" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Chet Baker album "You Can't Go Home Again" 1977
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  • October 2010 "El Morro" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Chet Baker album "You Can't Go Home Again" 1977
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  • February 2006 "Last Tango In Paris" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Neil Larsen album "Jungle Fever" 1978
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  • February 2006 "Don't let Me be Lonely Tonight" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • James Taylor Album "One Man Dog" 1972
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  • February 2006 "Moose the Mooche" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Mel Lewis Album "Mel lewis And friends" 1977
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  • October 2010  "Ain't Nuthin Nu"  Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Mel Lewis Album "And Friends" 1976
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  • February 2006 "Someday My Prince Will Come" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Ben Sidran Album "Live In Montreux" 1978
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  • February 2006 "Something Like A Bird" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Charles Mingus Album "Something Like A Bird" 1978. I added the complete solo in the audo example. It's kind of tenor battle. Mike Brecker, Ricky Ford and George Coleman, enjoy!!
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  • February 2006 "In Out And Around" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Mike Nock Album "In Out And Around" 1978.
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  • February 2006 "Break Time" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Mike Nock Album "In Out And Around" 1978.
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  • February 2006 "Hadrians Wall'" Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Mike Nock Album "In Out And Around" 1978.
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  • March 2006 "Operator" Transcribed by Leif Wikfeldt 
  • Manhattan Transfer Album "The Manhattan Transfer" 1975
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  • March 2006 "Until The Sun Stops Shining" Transcribed by Leif Wikfeldt Concert Score! 
  • Chris Hinze Album "Bamboo Magic" 1975
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  • March 2006 "Moment's Notice" Transcribed by Sean Freeman
  • Arturo Sandoval Album "Swingin'" 1990
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  • May 2006 "I Love Paris" Transcribed by Sean Freeman
  • Steve Khan Album "Crossings" 1994
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  • July 2006 "Giant Steps" Transcribed by Tyler Harrison
  • Michael Brecker/Bob Mintzer Album "Two T's" 1992
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  • March 2007 "Body & Soul" Transcribed by Mario Haltinner
  • Michael Brecker/Bob Mintzer Album "Two T's" 1992
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  • August 2006 "Don't Be Lonely" Transcribed by Sean Freeman
  • Cameo Album "Word Up" 1990
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  • August 2006 "Song For Barry" Transcribed by Sean Freeman
  • Brecker Brothers (Bootleg) Album "Live In New York" 1992
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  • August 2006 "Searching Finding" Transcribed by Sean Freeman
  • John Patitucci Album "John Patitucci" 1988
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  • August 2006 "Delgado" EWI Solo Transcribed by Louis Gerrits
  • Eddie Gomez Album "Mezgo" 1986 Also released as "Discovery"
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  • March 2007 "Wait A Little While"  Transcribed by Joel Moore
  • Patti Austin Album "Live At Bottomline" 1979
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  • November 2007 "The Pleasent Pheasant"  Transcribed by Johan Alenius
  • Billy Cobham Album "Crosswinds" 1974
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  • November 2009 "My Favourite Things"  Transcribed by Jan Beiling
  • Al Jarreau Album "Tenderness" 1994
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  • April 2010 "Bessie's Blues"  Transcribed by Hsieh Min-Yen
  • Alex Riel Album "Rielatin" 1999
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  • April 2010 "Did You Call Her Today "  Transcribed by Hsieh Min-Yen
  • Alex Riel Album "Rielatin" 1999
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  • September 2010  "Your Latest Trick"  Transcribed by Wietse Meys
  • Dire Straits Album "Brothers In Arms" 1986
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  • September 2010  "Avenue "D""  Transcribed by Joshua Hettwer
  • John Patitucci Album "On The Corner" 1989
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  • October 2010  "Alexander The Great"  Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Saxophone Summit Album "Gathering Of Spirits" 2004
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  • October 2010  "Camief"  Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Jim Beard Album "Song Of The Sun" 1990
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  • October 2010  "Carolyn Kiki Mingus"  Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • Charles Mingus Album "Me Myself An Eye" 1978
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  • February 2012  "Sotto Voce"  Transcribed by Steve Peters
  • Charlie Haden Album "American Dreams" 2002

    Note from Steve:
    I've done it in a different time signature to make it easier to read. Really it should be in 2/2 - cut common - but writing it in 4/4 makes it easier to read and avoids the confusion of writing the 6/4 bars as 3/2, which wouldn't be correct either.
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  • February 2012  "Funky Sea, Fukny Dew"  Transcribed by Jan Beiling
  • Brecker Brothers Album "Don't Stop The Music" 1977
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  • February 2012  "I'm Sorry"  Transcribed by Jan Beiling
  • Arista All Stars Album "Blue Montreux" 1978
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  • February 2012  "Midnight Voyage"  Transcribed by Jan Beiling
  • Michael Brecker Album "Tales From the Hudson" 1977
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  • February 2012  "Starburst"  Transcribed by Jan Beiling
  • Spyro Gyra Album "Morning Dance" 1979
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  • October 2010  "Four Chords" I Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • From Steps CD 087B (Track3) 1981
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  • October 2010  "Four Chords" II Transcribed by Rick Margitza
  • From Steps CD 087B (Track4) 1981
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  • April 2007 "Delta City Blues" Transcribed by Wayne Ledbetter 
  • From DVD 001 Mike Brecker solo in Basel
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  • March 2006 "Turnaround" Transcribed by Leif Wikfeldt Concert Score! 
  • From CD 035 Pat Metheny 80/81 band live in Stockholm
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  • September  2005 "Oleo" Transcribed by Louis Gerrits
  • DVD 128 "Jazz At The Gateway" Edinburgh, Scotland UK 1983
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  • November 2004 "Leaving My Troubles Behind" Transcribed by Charles McNeal
  • DVD 113 
  • Paul Shaffer and The Most Dangerous Band.Jacksonville Jazz festival. Oktober 15, 1988
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  • June 29, 2004 "Song For My Father" Transcribed by Louis Gerrits 

  • As played by Michael Brecker Montreux Jazzfestival 1977 DVD 116

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  • June 29, 2004 "Some Skunk Funk" Transcribed by Louis Gerrits

  • As played by Michael Brecker Kristianstad Sweden July 1980. Brecker CD 176

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  • March 15 2005 "Suspone" Transcribed by Charles McNeal
  • DVD 015 
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