Don't Try This At Home (Michael Brecker Album)
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Don't Try This At Home Michael Brecker Album
Don't Try This at Home
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Studio album by
ProducerDon Grolnick
Michael Brecker chronology
Michael Brecker
Don't Try This at Home
Now You See It...Now You Don't
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz2/4 stars[2]

Don't Try This at Home is the second album by American jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker, that was released on Impulse! records in 1988. In 1989, the album won a Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo.


Allmusic awarded the album with 4.5 stars and its review by Scott Yanow states: "Brecker (on tenor and the EWI) is in superb form, really ripping into the eight pieces (mostly group originals). Recommended."[3]

Track listing

  1. "Itsbynne Reel" (Michael Brecker, Don Grolnick) - 7:41
  2. "Chime This" (Grolnick) - 7:50
  3. "Scriabin" (Vince Mendoza) - 7:47
  4. "Suspone" (Mike Stern) - 4:59
  5. "Don't Try This at Home" (Brecker, Grolnick) - 9:30
  6. "Everything Happens When You're Gone" (Brecker) - 7:11
  7. "Talking to Myself" (Grolnick) - 5:10
  8. "The Gentleman & Hizcaine" (Jim Beard) - 5:19


  • Don Grolnick - producer
  • James Farber - recording and mix
  • Gary Solomon, Karen Robben - assistant recording engineers
  • Rhonda Schoen - editing
  • Ricky Schultz - executive producer
  • Kathleen Covert - art direction, design
  • Mark Seliger - photography
  • George Varga - liner notes


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "Don't Try This at Home - Michael Brecker | AllMusic". Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ Richard Cook and Brian Morton, The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, LP & Cassette (Penguin, 1992: ISBN 978-0-14-015364-4).
  3. ^ Yanow, S.Allmusic Review: Don't Try This at Home accessed 07 June 2010

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