Ions in the Fire: With Saxophonist Tod Dickow, Charged Particles Keep Michael Brecker’s Blaze Burning

For fans of saxophonist Michael Brecker, his passing in January of 2007 at age 57 — from the bone-marrow disorder myelodysplastic syndrome, which eventually developed into leukemia — felt like a death in the family. Brecker started a session career in the late 1960s that bloomed to encompass a staggering list of stars; navigated the

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