Artist: Charged Particles, Tod Dickow
Album: Live At The Baked Potato – Play The Music Of Michael Brecker
02. Arc of the Pendulum
03. African Skies
04. Never Alone
05. Not Ethiopia
06. Slings and Arrows
07. Talking to Myself
08. The Mean Time
09. Song for Barry
Heartfelt tribute to iconic saxophonist Michael Brecker is staggering in its authenticity and collective desire by the participants to get it right!
Randy Brecker: “Smoking and intense from beginning to end, Charged Particles and Tod Dickow have internalized Mike and his music to an impressive degree of accuracy and moreover: feeling! I found myself pinching my arm to remind myself that Mike is sadly no longer with us. Take the journey and check out this live recording. Everyone is at the top of their Mike game!”
Based in the San Francisco area and soon celebrating their 30th anniversary, Charged Particles crosses stylistic boundaries and blends multiple traditions to create multifaceted jazz. The band has been critically acclaimed for their passionate performances…reviewers have said things like: “An electrifying, push-the-limits performance style… A tight and enormously talented trio” (Jazz Times Magazine)…The band is full-steam ahead on this recording – looking back only to harness Michael Brecker’s electrifying-legendary energy!
Tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow began playing gigs in the Bay Area with small groups and big bands, and he is a powerful voice on the Bay Area scene today. His playing has been recognized by outstanding soloist awards at Jazz Festivals (Pacific Coast) and was awarded the Outstanding Soloist award by Down Beat Magazine. He has appeared with numerous celebrated artists in many genres of music. In addition to leading his own small groups, he has led the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, a 16-piece big band, featuring top players from around the Bay Area. As is true for so many other jazz tenor players, Tod’s playing and composing are powerfully influenced by Michael Brecker. But Tod is unique in having captured the essence of Michael’s spirit on the instrument, making Tod the perfect artist to perform Michael’s compositions with Charged Particles to honor the late-great superstar.