Brian Lemon

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Brian Lemon (b. Nottingham, UK, 11 February 1937) is a European jazz pianist and arranger most notable for his works with Benny Goodman, Charlie Watts, Scott Hamilton, Buddy Tate, Milt Jackson, Ben Webster, George Chisholm and Kenny Baker. He moved to London in the mid-1950s to join Freddy Randall's band. After that he worked with a variety of bands ranging from traditional to post-bop. He also had his own octet which played songs by Billy Strayhorn.


As leader/co-leader
  • 1970: Brian Lemon Ensemble: Our Kind Of Music (77 Records) with Ray Crane, tp; John Picard, tb; Sandy Brown, cl; Bruce Turner, as, ts, sop; Tony Coe, ts; Brian Lemon, p; Dave Green, b; Bobby Orr, dr[1]
  • 1995: But Beautiful - Brian Lemon Quartet. (Zephyr Records)
  • 1996: Over The Rainbow - Brian Lemon Quartet with Derek Wadkins (Zephyr Records)
  • 1997: A Beautiful Friendship - Brian Lemon and Roy Williams Quintet (Zephyr Records) (British Jazz Awards Best CD 1997)
  • 2001: My Shining Hour - Brian Lemon Trio (Zephyr Records)
As sideman


  1. ^ Illustrated 77 Records discography Retrieved 8 June 2013.

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