He was a true pioneer of "light jazz," and without him, there could be no David Sanborn or Kenny G. Thanks a billion, Mike.

Name
Michael Leonard Brecker
Birthday
March 29, 1949
Age
57
Died on
Saturday, January 13th, 2007
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Saturday, November 19th, 2005
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composer, jazz, saxophonist
Michael Leonard Brecker
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Reportedly, he was so popular in the '40s that charging Japanese troops yelled, "To hell with Roosevelt, to hell with Babe Ruth, to hell with Roy Acuff!" Yeah, sure.

(d) November 23rd, 1992