Brian Derek | Absolute Music

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Jaco Pastorius Josef Zawinul Pat Metheny

Album Links
SoundClick

More Artists From
United States - Indiana

Other Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Jazz Fusion Jazz: World Fusion Moods: Type: Instrumental
There are no items in your wishlist.

Absolute Music

by Brian Derek

Modern original instrumental music with burning Fretless Bass playing; Unique Jazz and Worldfusion Melodies and Rhythms; Music for the Mind/Body/Soul.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Below the Canopy
Share this song!
X
5:26 $0.99
2. All the Things You Aren`t But Could Be
Share this song!
X
4:05 $0.99
3. Astral Circus
Share this song!
X
6:28 $0.99
4. Ruby, My Dear
Share this song!
X
3:04 $0.99
5. Star Talk ( Leap of Faith )
Share this song!
X
5:01 $0.99
6. Luminesce
Share this song!
X
6:45 $0.99
7. Bimini Bounce
Share this song!
X
6:59 $0.99
8. In My Dreams I Fly
Share this song!
X
7:39 $0.99
9. Last Word
Share this song!
X
4:15 $0.99
10. Absolute Music
Share this song!
X
6:02 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Studies at Berklee College of Music included Performance, Composition, Arranging and Orchestration. Performed with Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Peter Erskine, Joe Beck, Ali Ryerson, Brubeck Bros., Stephen Stills, Jay McShann, 5th Dimension, Neil Sedaka etc. Has six CD`s released( will be available here soon!) of original Jazz, Worldfusion, Latin, Funk and Orchestral styles. "Absolute Music" features many original tunes that will make you sit down and listen and also features an arrangement for solo Bass of a Thelonious Monk piece entitled "Ruby, My Dear". BD has performed on just about every type of gig immaginable from Musical Productions to Cruise ships to Club dates and Concert halls with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and is one of the "cats" in all the local scenes he has been a part of (from Boston to Chicago to Florida). Currently instructing intermediate to advanced students of the Bass as well as players of any instrument in Jazz Improvisation and Jazz Harmony/Theory. Brian has been known as a serious player for many years. His reputation as showing up to the gig ( jazz dates especially ) to " Play" and having the attitude of "Take No Prisoners" is the stuff of legends. In other words ,his approach to playing the Fender fretless/fretted bass is like the energy of a run-away freight train but with the sensitivity of an artist. His melodic approach is totally original ( loves playing standards!) and also based in traditional jazz like Bebop to Modal stylings and other musics of the world. Brian has been inspired by Bird, Coltrane, Miles, Monk, The Beatles, James Brown, Jaco, Zawinul, Wayne, Cannonball, Bartok, Ravel, Stravinsky, Debussy, Pat Martino, Jimi Hendrix, James Jamerson, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Paul Chambers, Dave Holland, Charlie Haden, Ornette Coleman, Parliament Funkadelic, Cichao, Brasilian jazz etc.


Reviews


to write a review

BeJae Fleming

Absolute mastery ... with a groove!
Absolute Music is a must for anyone who loves superb playing. Brian Derek’s performance on bass is utterly stunning. The compositions on this CD are rich with a cinematic feel, sophisticated, complex, imaginative and satisfying even for a rootsy, I-don’t-quite-get-this-jazz-stuff gal like me. Absolute Music is absolute mastery … with a groove!

Eric Clancy

Brian's music is outstanding on many levels.
Brian's music is oustanding on many levels. For one thing he brings back the power and thunder of the bass the way Jaco did, but with an even keener development of a melodic bebop approach honed to an amazing level. I have yet to hear another bass player do what he is doing here, and it really is impressive. I highly recomend his music!