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Chuck Loeb aiming at reaching the audience

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Philly native, Randy Brecker, talks about his early days

Widely regarded as one of the jazz community’s most coveted treasures, Grammy Award winning trumpeter and flugelhornist Randy Brecker, now 71, continues to thrive as a solo artist and a highly sought after session player and collaborator. ...

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