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Brian DeLima Quartet

Brian de Lima- Piano Jake Wilkinson-Trumpet Lee Wallace-Guitar Jon Mayer-Bass


BRIAN DE LIMA

Long time student of master bebop educator and pianist Barry Harris, Brian de Lima's wealth of knowledge stems from the assimilation of the originators such as Earl "The Fatha" Hines, Lester Young, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Eroll Garner, Louis Armstrong, and Nat Cole.  These men have now gained priority on Brian's overall sound including the exploration of the masters of stride piano incorporating fluency from the bop idiom to seamlessly integrate some of the more contemporary elements (bringing to mind such influences as Herbie Hancock and Kenny Barron) into an approach that derives its focus from the music of Bud Powell and Thelonius Monk.  It is in this respect that de Lima distinguishes himself: he imbues bebop with a more contemporary bent without betraying the spirit of the music's originators.

Website:

http://www.briandelima.com