Recorded live via cell phone, not the best quality but still glad to have it! Performing the original tunes "Septamba" and "Touch And Go (eye ear toe). Akira Murotani- trumpet; Ed Renz- saxophone; Jim Steele- piano; Russ Hunt- drums and Brian Derek- bass,composer.

Brian Derek Dimension live. Brian Derek, bass/composer/fearless leader; Dave Streeter, saxophones; Dom Gaietto, trombone; Al Parr, trumpet; Jim Steele, keyboard; Jamie Simon, drums.

Taken from a live concert on 4-14-2019 with the Brian Derek Quintet. Brian Derek, bass/composer/fearless leader; Akira Murotani, trumpet; Ed Renz, saxophone; Jim Steele, piano; Russ Hunt, drums.

Original music composed by bassist/composer Brian Derek for fretless bass, guitar(Cliff Webb), piano(Eric Clancy) and drums(Steve Smeltzer).
My friend Joe Zawinul had recently passed so I had to wear my "Joe" hat for him.


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Channel for bassist/composer Brian Derek. An early fretless bass player (started playing fretless bass in the mid 70's). Studied at Berklee College of Music. Has performed with Pat Metheny, Peter Erskine, Stephen Stills, Jay McShann, the 5th Dimension etc. Brian composes and performs original music all under the big jazz "umbrella". Similar artists would be Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny etc. He was given the nickname of Timeman by Jaco Pastorius for having such good time in the rhythm section.