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Benjamin Adkins: Time of the Essence: A Tribute to Michael Brecker featuring Seamus Blake

Timucua Arts Foundation

Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Time Is of the Essence: A Tribute to Renowned Jazz Saxophonist Michael Brecker, Featuring Seamus Blake 74 Tickets Oct 4, 2018 $20.00 $2.03

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Twenty years ago, the legendary jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker put out his dynamic recording “Time Is of the Essence” and the jazz world took notice. This fall, North Florida-based drummer Ben Adkins is looking forward to introducing the exciting material to a new generation through a mini-tour of concerts and workshops across the region, with internationally acclaimed saxophonist Seamus Blake in the tenor role.

The winner of 15 Grammys, saxophonist and composer Michael Brecker was a musical powerhouse, working with a host of jazz greats including Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohnette, Horace Silver, Chet Baker, Dave Brubeck, George Benson, Charles Mingus and scores of others. Michael and his brother Randy Brecker, the noted trumpeter, were jazz-rock pioneers, founding the band Dreams circa 1970, and also partnering in the ground-breaking jazz-funk fusion band simply called the Brecker Brothers. An alumnus of the famed Saturday Night Live band, Michael Brecker appeared on more than 700 albums, including with pop icons such as Frank Sinatra, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen Steely Dan, Lou Reed, Eric Clapton and John Lennon.

“Time Is of the Essence” was Michael Brecker’s sixth album as a leader, with an all-star band comprising guitarist Pat Metheny, organist Larry Goldings, and three drummers—Elvin Jones, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and Bill Stewart—appearing on three tracks each. “Time Is of the Essence” has withstood the test of time: It was well-received and well-reviewed upon release and is now widely regarded as a straight-ahead jazz classic. The nine infectious tunes showcase the band’s awesome versatility, with concise power, blazing solos, and an abundance of drive and intensity. The compositions, including five Brecker originals, range from the funky to the haunting to the introspective, with subtle cookers tucked into the mix.

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Timucua
2000 S Summerlin Ave
Orlando, FL 32806

Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


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