Dreams dissolved in 1971. Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker and Barry Rogers were known at that time as powerful horn section and got hired by many producers as recording musicians. Although Dreams were not commercially successful, it opened new perspectives to Michael Brecker. In 1973 he joined Horace Silver Quintet after audition. Randy Brecker played with Horace Silver for a year and a half already and introduced Michael Brecker to Horace Silver. Billy Cobham and Benny Maupin also played in that quintet. For the next year and a half Michael Brecker went on tour as a part of that band.
That was very fruitful period for Michael Brecker as Horace Silver taught him a lot of things concerning band leading and playing night after night on real concerts. After leaving Horace Silver Quintet, Michael Brecker played in the band led by Billy Cobham, after he departed Mahavishnu Orchestra and recorded well-known Spectrum. Billy Cobham also hired Randy Brecker so brothers played together for a year with John Abercrombie (later replaced with John Scofield) and bassist Alex Blake.
Michael Brecker and Randy Brecker formed The Brecker Brothers in 1975. Next five years six albums were recorded for Arista label, earning them seven Grammy nominations. Brecker brothers also opened Seventh Avenue South, a jazz-club that for eight years was one of best clubs on Manhattan. Since 1979 Michael Brecker was a part of band Steps that started just in Seventh Avenue South. Steps featured Don Grolnick, Eddie Gomez, Mike Mainieri, and Steve Gadd.
biography of Michael Brecker
"There was no word or way to categorize the music. It was a blank page that hadn't been written on yet. There were a whole bunch of us experimenting with music; electric Jazz some called it. As a saxophonist, my objective was to play in an R&B context with the harmonic resources I had learned from the great masters in Jazz."