His other noticeable collaborations in past few years include recording such as, The New Standard with Herbie Hancock for Verve label and The Hardbop Grandpop with Horace Silver on Impulse!.
Six years after his last solo album, Michael Brecker entered the studio once again to record Tales From The Hudson, accompanied with Pat Metheny, McCoy Tyner, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Don Alias and Joey Calderazzo. Album won another two Grammy Awards, totaling seven, and third pair in three consecutive years.
His last recording Two Blocks from the Edge, from 1997 for Impulse!, represents Michael Brecker in all his power and glory as a soloist and the band leader as well. Quartet included Joey Calderazzo, Jeff “Tain” Watts and James Genus. Percussion played by Don Alias supported them. With such powerful and clear sounding record there is no mistaking in predicting a bright and productive sequel of Michael Brecker ‘s carrier.