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Jazz,World fusion,Latin,Funk,Reggae,Orchestral,Fretless bass,Flowing colors,Organic,Electric,High-energy,Low-energy,Melodic,Rhythmic,Romantic,Impressionistic,My
NEWS FLASH 2-2011: Brand new music up on iTunes and Amazon.com etc. CD's and Downloads of the new mock-orchestral release "Symphony Number 1", "Music for Winds, Strings and Percussion" and "Orchestral Settings". Under filmscore catagory. Also "Newfunkworldmusic"- jazz and world-fusion. All original music composed, performed and produced by Brian Derek. Whagwon! How ya doin?Thanks for stopping for music that's original, creative, melodic, soulful, rhythmic, dynamic, multi-textural, high-energy, fretless/fretted electric bass, bass synth, keyboards, percussion , computer programming and hubcaps from Bassist/Composer Brian Derek. A special "welcome" to all visitors from the official Jaco Pastorius site! Do come in...and take a listen to "Ascension(To John)", "La Frolida", "Escape Hatch" and "Origins(Factor Four)". [the photo in red was created by Greg Pastorius ( Jacos brother )depicting my red Jazz bass, and is the cd cover for the 2000 independent release "Jah Zambango". Ascension(To John) was in the top 10 Jazz and Bebop genres on MP3.com for several weeks.] It's great to be friends but please make sure you have a common interest; like being a jazz-lover etc before you submit a request. If you just want to advertise on this site, don't request. It will be denied. Thanks.
Band/artist history
Brief studies @ Berklee College of Music included performance, composition, arranging and orchestration; Played with Mike Stern,Peter Erskine,Pat Metheny,Joe Beck,Ali Ryerson,Brubeck Bros.,Jay McShann,Stephen Stills,5th Dimension,Neil Sedaka etc. Teaching Jazz Improv, Harmony/Theory and electric bass at colleges and music stores. Gigging full-time.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Whenever possible. Especially on gigs where i can be myself "musically". Got any gigs?
Your musical influences
Creative geniuss like Charlie Parker, Einstein, Mozart, Stravinsky, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Jaco Pastorius, Josef Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ravel, Keith Jarrett, Debussy, Bartok, Monk, Miles, Coltrane, Cannonball, Weather Report, Bernstein on/on/on and anything i can "steal"(ah, i mean borrow) from and global life experience.
What equipment do you use?
Fender fretless and fretted jazz basses, Bass Synth, Keyboards, Percussion, Computer programming , Hubcaps and..
Anything else?
Cats ive had the pleasure to know: Michael Leasure, Scott Baker, Dan Kleiman, Peter Erskine, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Jay McShann, Brian Gephart, Rand L. Moore, Dave Latchaw, Dave Gordon, Dave Simone, Luis Izquirdo, Alejo Poveda, Bob Long, Carter Luke, Dave Zelinski, Jack Gallagher, Hamid Drake, Paul Polanski, Stuart Coleman, Dave Black, Jack Cassidy, Charles Brougham, Peter Lerner, Jim Steele, Stephen Stills, 5th Dimension, Neil Sedaka, Brubeck Bros., Rock Michaels Pastorius, Rick Vitek, Ali Ryerson, Joe Beck, Michael Levin, Victor Sanders, Steve Hashimoto, John Zelisko, Steve Rudolph, Billy Brimfield, Scott Getchell, Zim, Ernie Denov, The Platters, Pudgie, Steve Gillis, Reuben Alvarez, Eliseo Diaz, Sal Gallina, Chris Massey and Lots o Chicago cats... Check out www.cdbaby.com/brianderek to buy "Absolute Music" .[[DONT GIVE PEACE A CHANCE,MAKE IT MANDATORY]] Respect! Tibetan stanza: Prolong not the past Invite not the future Alter not your innate wakefulness Dont fear appearances There is nothing more than that
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