Michael Brecker on Three Quartets with Chick Corea

I just found this on Youtube this morning and wanted to share it. This video was made in 2003 and is a reunion concert of the original musicians from Chick Corea’s “Three Quartets” album. Chick Corea, Michael Brecker,Eddie Gomez and Steve Gadd.

Three Quartets was released in 1981 and was one of the first albums I had bought after discovering who Michael Brecker was in 1985. I remember spending countless hours listening to the original recording in the 80’s while having no idea whatsoever what Brecker was playing. I was obsessed in trying to figure it out!  This brings back a lot of memories and it’s great to see them together in this video.  The close up shots of Brecker are great also!

Michael Brecker’s birthday just passed on March 29th. We all miss him very much. His legacy will continue to live on through his music. Enjoy the video and if you haven’t heard the original recording check it out!

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Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for the last 30 years. He is the author of many effective jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site Neffmusic.com.


  1. Hi Steve: FWIW, I’m getting an Error #2035 msg when embedded video is clicked.

    • Hi Bob, It must be something with your computer or browser? It works fine on my Mac and iPhone. What browser are you using? It’s just the video from YouTube so it should play. Can your computer play YouTube videos? Can you try a different browser and see if it works with that? Thanks, Steve

  2. Anything by Brecker is worth owning and studying.
    I meet him twice at a local music store…. humble, quiet guy.
    His legacy will live many years into the future.

  3. Avatar Javier Hernandez says

    The Three Quartets Album is amazing and is one of my favorite records of all time. Beautiful and distinctive songs and great improvisations by the most influential players of all time. I saw the video recently and it is great. Is this recording the only one these guys did together? I’m not aware of any other record featuring Brecker, Corea, Gadd and Gomez.

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