Gordon Brisker

A fine tenor saxophonist who was an underrated journeyman throughout much of his career, Gordon Brisker was always known for his reliability and adaptability.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 6, 1937, he started off playing piano as a child, and when he was a teenager he studied clarinet and tenor at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Brisker played locally (including with the Ralph Marterie Orchestra) before attending the Berklee School of Music. He toured for six months with the Al Belletto Sextet and, after gigging back home with Bill Berry, he became a member of the Woody Herman Orchestra during 1960-1963. Brisker spent a period living in New York City after the Herman association ended, freelancing with Louis Bellson, Gerry Mulligan, and others. After some time back in Cincinnati writing and performing for local television shows, he moved to Los Angeles. Brisker became a...

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Albums featuring Gordon Brisker

2 records