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Brian Lemon...
Pianist and arranger Brian Lemon was born in Nottingham in February, 1937 and studied the piano from childhood. His first professional jobs were dance band work in Nottingham and he moved to London in 1956 to work with Freddy Randall and then Betty Smith. He was then with the Fairweather - Brown Allstars until 1963 before leading his own trio at the Establishment Club in London and then a residency at Annie's Room in 1966.
Through the 1960s and '70s he worked with many prominent mainstream musicians including Danny Moss, Dave Shepherd, Bruce Turner, Sandy Brown, Alex Welsh and others.
Through to the 1990s he accompanied many visiting US stars including Milt Jackson and Benny Goodman as well as touring internationally with the Charlie Watts Quintet. From the 1990s through to 2001 he freelanced extensively as well as leading his own groups. He also starred in the Best of British Jazz Package.

With the advent of John Bune's Zephyr label in 1995 he emerged, belatedly, as a regular recording star often as part of a house rhythm section accompanying players of the calibre of Scott Hamilton, Tony Coe, Alan Barnes and others. Over six years the label recorded an impressive selection of British modern / mainstream music with Lemon in the piano chair. The discography below lists all the Zephyr records that he played on. At the time of writing they are all still in print. Chronic arthiritis brought a premature end to Brian Lemon's playing career. He died on October 11th, 2014.

Betty Smith Quintet - July 4th, 1957 (Tempo EXA74)
Betty Smitth (ts,vcl), Brian Lemon (p), Terry Walsh (g), Jack Peberdy (b), Stan Bourke (d), Barry Philips (g-1) added.
Little White Lies (BS vcl -1)/There'll Be Some Changes Made (BS vcl -1)/Lulu's Back In Town/Sweet Georgia Brown.

In 1961 and 1962 Brian Lemon recorded with trumpeter Al Fairweather and clarinet player Sandy Brown in a mainstream band that made a number of recordings that became very successful. Many of these titles have been released in CD format on the Lake label under the name Al Fairweather - Sandy Brown All Stars. Lemon can be heard on the CD The Incredible McJazz with tracks from 1961 and 1962)...

Don Byas with Bruce Turner's Jump Band - September 12th, 1965 (BBC Jazz 625 TV cast Vantage LP504)
Ray Crane (tp), Bruce Turner (as), Don Byas (ts), Ronnie Gleaves (vib), Brian Lemon (p), Malcolm Rees (b), Johnny Armitage (d).
Lady Bird/I'll Remember April/I Remember Clifford (RC,BT,RG out).

Annie Ross - December 20th, 22nd, 1965 (Annie Ross live in London - Harkit)
Annie Ross (vcl) acc. by Peter King (ts), Brian Lemon (p), Kenny Baldock (b), Benny Goodman (d).
Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home*/Lady's In Love With You*/Lil' Darlin'*/Right To Love*/Solomon*/I'm In The mood For Love*/Moody's Mood For Love*/Jumpin' At The Woodside*/Doodlin'*/Don't Wait Too Long*/Love For Sale*/Going to Chicago*/Soon It's Gonna Rain*/Saturday Night Fish Fry*.
(*Harkit CD - Annie Ross live in London 1965)

Danny Moss + strings - c1966 (Like someone in love - Columbia SX6117)
Les Condon (flhrn), Danny Moss (ts), Brian Lemon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Tony Carr (d) + unknown strings.
Like Someone In Love/Was there A Call For Me?/That's All/Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You/Passing Strangers/Madame La Gimp/Dear Old Stockholm/All Too Soon/When It's Sleepy Time Down South/It Had To Be You/Small Fry/Eleanor/Sonny Boy.

Anita O'Day - 1966 (BBC625)
Anita O'Day (vcl) acc. by Peter King (as), Brian Lemon (p), Kenny Napper (b), Benny Goodman (d).
Let's Fall In Love/Get Out Of Town + 3 unidentified titles.

Brian Lemon Ensemble - June 30th, 1970 (Our kind of music - "77" LEU12/38)
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 (d).
Straighten Up And Fly Right/Gentlemen Of The Bar/Sandy's Blues/When My Sugar Walks Down The Street/I'm Coming Virginia/After Supper/Strike up The Band/Easy Living (TC + rhythm)/Hanid (JP + TC + rhythm only).

Tony Coe with the Brian Lemon Trio - January 25th, 1971 (77 LEU12/41)
Tony Coe (cl-1,ts), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Green (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Aristotle Blues*/Regrets*/Reza (1)*#/Line up Blues*/Together*/Some Other Autumn(1)*. The following titles were not on the LP: Elegy For Kevi*/Perdido*/When Your Lover Has Gone*/In A Mellotone*/U.M.M.G.*.
(*Hep CD Some Other Autumn - Live at Ronnie Scott's)
(#SWP Records CD - The Late, Great Phil Seamen)

George Chisholm's All Stars - December 15th, 1971 (Along the Chisholm Trail - "77" SEU12/43)
Kenny Baker (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Tommy Whittle (ts), Brian Lemon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Bobby Orr (d).
In A Mellotone*/Ain't Misbehavin'*/Avalon*/I Got Rhythm*.
(*Progressive CD - Along the Chisholm trail)

Phil Seamen - December 17th, 1971 (Phil on drums - A jam session at the Hideaway - "77" SEU12/53)
Gerry Salisbury (cnt), Ray Crane (tp), Keith Christie, John Picard (tb), Sandy Brown (cl), Tommy Whittle (ts), Brian Lemon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Allen's Alley (GS,RC,SB out)/It's A Wonderful World/When Sonny Gets Blue (GS,RC,KC,JP out)/Just Squeeze Me.

George Chisholm Quartet - August 1st, 1972 (Release sponsored by the late Mick Potts)
George Chisholm (tb), Brian Lemon (p), Kenny Baldock (b), John Richardson (d).
Body And Soul*/Sweet Georgia Brown*.
(*Lake CD - George Chisholm - In a Mellow Tone)

Phil Seamen - 1972 (Phil Seamen Story Decibel BSN103St)
Tony Coe (cl,ts), Brian Lemon (p), Kenny Baldock (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Perdido/Blue 'n' Boogie/Chinatown, My Chinatown.

Barney Kessel - July, 1973 (Yesterday - Black Lion BLCD760183)
Barney Kessel (g), Danny Moss (ts), Stephane Grappelli (vn), Brian Lemon (p), Kenny Baldock (b), John Richardson (d).
Tea for Two/Laura/Old Devil Moon plus other titles. Moss and Grappelli sit in on one track only.

Kenny Baker 5 - February 21st and May 1st, 1974 (Jazz Easy - Vocalion CDLF8114)
Kenny Baker (tp), Brian Lemon (p), prob Ike Isaacs (g), poss Len Skeat or Lennie Bush (b), poss Bobby Orr or Jack Parnell (d).
(16 titles).
(*Vocalion - Jazz Easy - Kenny Baker 5)

Brian Lemon - November, 1975 (Piano summit - "77" S58)
Brian Lemon (p).
Yesterdays/Stella By Starlight/Exactly Like You (rest of this LP by Ralph Sutton and Keith Ingham).

Al Grey / Tony Coe - Pizza Express, London July, 1976 (Get It Together - Pizza Express PE5504)
Al Grey (tb), Tony Coe (ts) Brian Lemon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Stan Bourke (d).
Introduction/Cherokee/Things A'int What They Use To Be/Bewitched Bothered And Bewildered (other titles do not include Brian Lemon).

Danny Moss Quintet - October 15th, 1979 (Straighten up and fly right - Flyright FLY209)
Geoff Simkins (as), Danny Moss (ts), Brian Lemon (p), Len Skeat (b), Derek Hogg (d).
If Dreams Come True/Then I'll Be Tired Of You/I'm Beginning To See The Light/Got The World On A String/Don't be That Way/The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise/Royal Garden Blues/Don't Blame Me/Fine And Dandy/Weaver Of Dreams/Candy.

Digby Fairweather - November 28th, 30th and December 1st, 1979 (Going out steppin' - Black Lion BLP12190)
Digby Fairweather (cnt,vcl), Brian Lemon (p), Ted Taylor (keyb), Denny Wright (g), Len Skeat (b), Stan Bourke (d), Chris Ellis (vcl).
She's Funny That Way/Jeepers Creepers/Moanin' In The Mornin'/Run Rabbit Run!/Small Fry/Looking At You/Going Out Steppin'/The Very thought Of You/If I Had Rhythm/Blues For The Depression/What A Little Moonlight Can Do/As Long As I Live.

Roy Williams / John Barnes - 1980 (Gruesome Twosome - Black Lion BLCD760507)
Roy Williams (tb), John Barnes (sop,ts), Brian Lemon (p), Len Skeat (b), Stan Bourke (d).
(unkown titles).

George Chisholm and his Gentlemen of Jazz - March 29th, 1981 (BBC Jazz from the 70s & 80s in stereophonic sound - Upbeat Jazz URCD155)
Dave Hancock (tp), George Chisholm (tb), Henry Mackenzie (cl,as), Tommy Whittle (ts), Jack Emblow (acc), Brian Lemon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Bobby Orr (d).
Feet First/West End Blues/Ain't Misbehavin.

Danny Moss with Geoff Simkins - April 15th, 1981 (Struttin' and Stompin' - Flyright FLY218)
Geoff Simkins (as), Danny Moss (ts), Brian Lemon (p), Len Skeat (b), Derek Hogg (d).
Street Of Dreams/Just You, Just Me/You've Changed/Jones/In A Mellotone.

June 22nd, 1981 (Struttin' and Stompin' - Flyright FLY218)
Personnel as April 15th.
Struttin' With Some Barbecue/It's Allright With Me/Careless Love/Stompin' At The Savoy/I Want To Be Happy.

Digby Fairweather / Al Fairweather - July 29th, 1983 (Songs for Sandy - Hep 2016)
Digby Fairweather (cnt), Al Fairweather (tp), Pete Strange (tb), John Barnes (cl,as), Alan Cooper (cl), Brian Lemon (p), Ron Rubin (b), Tony Allen (d).
Songs For Sandy/Sandy And Al/Singing Away The Cold In Edinburgh/Hi-life In Hampstead/Sandy's Blues/Requiem For A Weeping Willow/It's Always Fairweather/Pal Sandy/Rosetta/Blue Turning Grey/Everybody Loves Saturday Night.
(*Hep CD - Songs for Sandy)

Danny Moss & Brian Lemon - February 1st, 1985 (At University College Oxford Macjazz CD004)
Danny Moss (ts), Brian Lemon (p).
(12 titles)

George Chisholm & The UK All Stars - March 9th, 1986 (The swingin' Mr C. with Carole Moore - Zodiac 1026)
David Savill (tp,flhrn), George Chisholm (tb), Tommy Whittle (ts), Henry McKenzie (cl,as), Brian Lemon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Bobby Orr (d), Carole Moore (vocal-1).
Jumpin' With Mr C/You've Changed(1)/Sophisticated Lady/Tin Roof Blues/Don't Worry 'Bout Me(1)/One For Monk/That Old Feeling(1)/I'm Beginning To See The Light/Dear Bix(1)/Flip-Flop.

Spike Robinson with Elaine Delmar - October 23rd, 1986 (Spike Robinson: In town with Elaine Delmar - Hep 2035)
Spike Robinson (ts), Brian Lemon (p), Len Skeat (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Too Close For Comfort*/You've Changed*/Get Out Of Town*/Little Girl Blue*/Everything I Love*/Will You Still Be Mine.
Elaine Delmar (vocal) added.
Just One Of Those Things*/In A Sentimental Mood*/'S wonderful*/Young And Foolish*.
(*Hep CD - Spike Robinson: In town with Elaine Delmar)

George Chisholm's Jazz Giants - June 11th, 1987 (That's a-plenty - Zodiac 1025)
Kenny Baker (tp,cnt), George Chisholm (tb,vocal-1), Tommy Whittle (ts), Henry McKenzie (cl,as), Brian Lemon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Ronnie Verrell (d), Bob Bates (tuba), Jim Douglas (bjo).
Fidgety Feet/Jodypot/Persian Market/Dapper Dan(1)/After You've Gone/That's A'Plenty/Wolverine Blues/Squeeze Me/Someday You'll Be Sorry(1)My Mother's Eyes/West End Blues.

Spike Robinson Quartet - October 20th and 21st, 1987 (The Gershwin collection - Hep 2042)
Spike Robinson (ts), Brian Lemon (p), Len Skeat (b), Allan Ganley (d). Titles marked (1) have added strings. Arrangements are by Jimmy Deuchar
Lady Be Good*/I've Got A Crush On You (1)*/A Foggy Day*/Summertime (1)*/Who Cares*/Somebody Loves Me*/Someone To Watch Over Me (1)*/Soon*/How Long Has This Been Going On (1)*/I've Got Rhythm*/They Can't Take That Away From Me*.
(*Hep CD - The Gershwin collection)

The Pizza Express All Star Band - July 16th and 30th, 1990 (The Poll Winners - Pizza PECD9)
Colin Smith (tp), Roy Williams (tb), Dave Shepherd (cl), Tommy Whittle (ts), Brian Dee (p), Len Skeat (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Royal Garden Blues/She's Funny That Way/I Saw Stars/Sultry Serenade/Jeep Is Jumpin'/I Never Knew/Northwest Passage/On The Alamo/Three Little Words/Original Dixieland One Step/Through For The Night/Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me/Teasing Power Of Lena/Moten Swing/Sugar/Blue Lou/Jones.
(*Pizza CD - The Poll Winners)

On December 1st, 1990 Charly Antolini recorded in London for the German Bell label with a quintet comprising: Gerard Presencer (tp), Dick Morrissey (ts), Brian Lemon (p), Len Skeat (b), Charly Antolini (d). The recording was made at the BBC Maida Vale Studios. The record Bell BLR84042 was not released in the UK...

On December 5th, 1990 Charly Antolini recorded in London for the German Bell label with a quartet comprising: Dick Morrissey (ts), Brian Lemon (p), Len Skeat (b), Charly Antolini (d). The recording was made live at "Pizza Express", London. The record Bell BLR84045 was not released in the UK...

Charlie Watts Quintet - February 26th and 27th, 1991 - (From one Charlie... - UFO2CD)
Gerard Presencer (tp), Peter King (as), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Green (b), Charlie Watts (d).
Practicing, Practicing, Just Great/Black Bird, White Chicks/Blue Bird/Terra De Pajaro (1)/Bad Seeds - Rye Drinks/Relaxing At Camarillo/Going, Going, Going, Gone.

In 1991, 1993 and 1995 the Charlie Watts Quintet recorded three CDs with strings. Titled A Tribute to Charlie Parker (Continuum 19201-2), Warm & Tender (Continuum 19310-2), and Long Ago and Far Away (Virgin/Pointblank VPBCD35). The Charlie Watts Quintet comprised: Gerard Presencer (tp), Peter King (as), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Green (b), Charlie Watts (d)...

Joe Temperley Quartet - April 14th, 1991 (Nightingale - HepCD2052)
Joe Temperley (bs,sop), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Green (b), Martin Drew (d).
Raincheck*/Body and Soul*/Indian Summer*/Sunset & A Mocking Bird*/Petite Fleur*/Nightingale*/It's You Or No One*/Creole Love Call*/Action*/My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose*.
(*Hep CD - Nightingale)

Kenny Baker & His Orchestra - 1993 (Tribute to the Great Trumpeters - Horatio Nelson CDSIV1124)
Kenny Baker (tp,vcl), Derek Watkins, Derek Healey, Tony Fisher, Ronnie Hughes (tp), Jackie Armstrong, Maurice Pratt, Bill Geldard, Don Lusher, Ted Barker (tb), Roy Willox, Ray Swinfield, Tommy Whittle, Peter Warner, Eddie Mordue (saxes), Brian Lemon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Jack Parnell (d).
Carnival Time/And The Angels Sing/I Can't Get Started (vcl)/Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey/You Made Me Love You/Satchmo/What's New/How Long Has This Been Going On/Little Jazz/Sugar Blues/Tenderley/Georgia/Davenport Blues/Morning Glory/Echoes Of Harlem/Our Love Is Here To Stay/Memories Of You/Music Goes Round And Around.
(Horatio Nelson CD - Tribute to the Great Trumpeters)

Scott Hamilton Quartet - August, 1993 (East of the sun - Concord CCD4583)
Scott Hamilton (ts), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Autumn Leaves*/Stardust*/It Could Happen to You*/It Never entered My Mind*/Bernie's Tune*/East Of The Sun*/Time After Time*/Setagaya Serenade*/That's All*/All The Things You Are*/Indiana*.
(*concord CD - East of the sun)

Joe Temperley Quartet - September 22nd, 1993 (Concerto for Joe - HepCD2062)
Joe Temperley (bs), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Green (b), Martin Drew (d).
Hackensack*/Snibor*/In A Sentimental Mood*/Blues For Nat*/East Of The Sun*/A Single Petal Of A Rose*/Cottontail*/Eriskay Love Lilt (JT alone)*.
(*Hep CD - Concerto for Joe)

The recording detailed below was made in Hamburg for a German record company and is available in CD format in the UK...
Danny Moss Quartet - November 7th, 1994 (Weaver of dreams - Nagel Heyer)
Danny Moss (ts), Brian Lemon (p), Len Skeat (b), Derek Hogg (d).
9.20 Special*/This Heart Of Mine*/Then I'll Be Tired Of You*/Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me*/Smoke Gets In Your Eyes*/A Gal In Calico*/In A Mellotone*/My Romance*/Fine And Dandy*/Weaver Of Dreams*/I'm Glad There Is You*/Poor Butterfly*/There's No You*/Blue Lou*.
(*Nagel Heyer CD - Weaver of Dreams)

From 1995 Brian Lemon began to record extensively for the Zephyr label and over the next eight years appeared on most of their output. Zephyr used a limited number of top British musicians with occasional US additions. Lemon made a number of recordings, as leader and sideman.

Derek Watkins and the Brian Lemon Quartet - January 11th and February 15th, 1995. (Over the Rainbow - Zephyr ZECD2)
Derek Watkins (tp,flhrn), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Cliff (g), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Over The Rainbow*/What Is This Thing Called Love*/A Ghost Of A Chance*/Have You Met Miss Jones*/When Lights Are Low*/Dearly Beloved*/Moonlight In Vermont*/Secret Love*/Emily*/Star Eyes*/Straight No Chaser*/Alone Together*/You Don't Know What Love Is*.
(*Zephyr CD - Over the Rainbow)

Lee Gibson - January 13th, February 2nd and March 16 (The Nearness of You - Zephyr ZECD3)
Lee Gibson (vcl) acc by Derek Watkins (tp), Roy Williams (tb), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Cliff (g), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley (d-1), Martin Drew (d-2).
Time After Time (1)*/Never Let Me Go (2)*/They Can't Take That Away From Me(1)*/Good Morning Heartache(2)*/Here's That Rainy Day*/Nice And Easy(1)*/The Lady Is A Tramp (2)*/A Foggy Day(2)*/Please Don't Talk About Me(1)*/The Nearness Of You(1)*/Teach Me Tonight(1)*/I Only Have Eyes For you(2)*
(*Zephyr CD - The Nearness of You)

Brian Lemon Quartet - January/March, 1995. (But Beautiful - Zephyr ZECD1)
Brian Lemon (p), Dave Cliff (g), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley (d).
But Beautiful*/Exactly Like You*/I Thought About You*/St Thomas*/Blues For Suzanne*/Ill Wind*/Old Folks*/I'ts You Or No One*/In A Sentimental Mood*/This Can't Be Love*/That Old Feeling*/Gee Baby A'int I Good To You*/I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket*/My One And Only Love*.
(*Zephyr CD - But Beautiful)

Brian Lemon / Roy Williams Quintet - February, 1995. (A Beautiful Friendship - Zephyr ZECD4)
Warren Vache (corn), Roy Williams (tb), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Cliff (g), Dave Green (b), Martin Drew (or Allan Ganley) (d).
Moten Swing*/Up With The Lark*/Skylark*/Them There Eyes*/Fine And Dandy*/Nobody Else But Me*/What's New?*/This Love Of Mine*/Comes Love*/Makin' Whoopee*/One Morning In May*/Just Friends*/As Time Goes By*/A Beautiful Friendship*.
(*Zephyr CD - A Beautiful Friendship)

Brian Lemon / Roy Williams Quintet - August 3rd and 4th, 1995. (How long has this been going on - Zephyr ZECD5)
Scott Hamilton (ts), Roy Williams (tb), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Cliff (g), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Tenderly*/Georgia On My Mind*/I Can't Get Started*/Blues In The Closet*/I Remember You*/When I Fall In Love*/I've Found A New Baby*/Sweet Georgia Brown*/How Long Has This Been Going On*/Bye Bye Blues*/In The Wee Small Hours*.
(*Zephyr CD - How long has this been going on)

George Masso & Roy Williams -November 7th and 8th 1995, and November 4th, 1996. (Shakin' The Blues Away - Zephyr ZECD6)
George Masso, Roy Williams (tb), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Cliff (g), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley or Martin Drew (d).
Lester Leaps In*/Love Is Just Around The Corner*/My Funny Valentine*/Shakin' The Blues Away*/Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now*/I've Got It Bad*/Stompin' At The Savoy*/There Is No Greater Love*/Up A Lazy River*/Watch What Happens*/By George*/This Is All I Ask*/Sometimes I'm Happy*.
(*Zephyr CD - Shakin' The Blues Away)

Warren Vache and Brian Lemon play Harry Warren - December 4th and 16th, 1995. (An Affair to Remember - Zephyr ZECD8)
Warren Vache (corn), Brian Lemon (p).
You'll Never Know*/I Only Have Eyes For You*/I'll String Along With You*/You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby*/Jeepers Creepers*/September In The Rain*/An Affair To Remember*/There Will Never Be Another You*/Nagasaki (two takes)*/Summer Night*/Serenade In Blue*/You're My Everything*/Lulu's Back In Town*/You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me*/I Remember You From Somewhere*/At Last*. (You'll Never Know and Jeepers Creepers also appear on ZEC10 - a compilation collection)
(Zephyr CD - An Affair to Remember)

Alan Barnes and Brian Lemon play Harold Arlen - December 16th, 1995. (A Sleepin' Bee - Zephyr ZECD7)
Alan Barnes (cl,as,bs), Brian Lemon (p).
My Shining Hour*/Come Rain Or Come Shine*/Last Night When We Were Young*/I've Got The World On A String*/If I Only Had A Brain*/This Time The Dream's On Me*/When The Sun Comes Out*/A Sleepin' Bee*/As Long As I Live*/IIl Wind*/Don't Like Goodbyes*/Down With Love*/Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea*.
(Zephyr CD - A Sleepin' Bee)

Warren Vache / Derek Watkins Sextet - 1996. (Stardust - Zephyr ZECD9)
Warren Vache (corn), Derek Watkins (tp,flhrn), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Cliff (g), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley (d).
I Got Rhythm*/Star Dust*/Lover Man*/On GreenDolphin Street*/Something To Remember You By*/A Blues For Bune*/There Will Never Be Another You*/My Foolish Heart*/Teach Me Tonight*/Time After Time*/Body And Soul*/If I could Write A book*/Indiana*.
(Zephyr CD - Stardust)

Alan Barnes / Brian Lemon - January 23rd and 31st and February 2nd, 1996. (Yesterdays - Zephyr ZECD11)
Alan Barnes (cl,as,bs), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Green (b).
I Told Every Little Star*/Yesterdays*/Bill*/The Folks Who Live On The Hill*/All The Things You Are*/They Didn't Believe Me*/Dearly Beloved*/Look For The Silver Lining*/Smoke Gets In Your Eyes*/Pick Yourself Up*/I'm Old Fashioned*/Long Ago And Far Away* .
(*Zephyr CD - Yesterdays)

Brian Lemon / Alan Barnes - March 13th and 14th and April 3rd and 4th, 1996 (Old Hands - Young Minds - Zephyr ZECD12)
Alan Barnes (cl,as,bs), Gerard Presencer (tp,flhrn), Iain Dixon, Andy Panyani (reeds), Brian Lemon (p), Anthony Kerr (vib), Dave Green or Alec Dankworth (b), Clark Tracey (d).
Limehouse Blues*/Polka Dots And Moonbeams*/Mood Indigo*/Just One Of Those Things*/Chelsea Bridge*/Secret Love*/I've Gotta Right To Sing the Blues*/Willow Weep For Me*/Some Day My Prince Will Come*/After Supper*.
(Zephyr CD - Old Hands - Young Minds)

Alan Barnes / Brian Lemon Octet - March 13th and 14th and April 3rd and 4th, 1996 (Young Minds - Old Hands - Zephyr ZECD13)
Alan Barnes (cl,as,bs), Gerard Presencer (tp), Iain Dixon, Andy Panyani (reeds), Brian Lemon (p), Anthony Kerr (vib), Dave Green or Alec Dankworth (b), Clark Tracey (d).
Moonglow*/Boar Jibu*/Everything Happens To Me*/The Very Thought Of You*/Passion Flower*/Wabash*/From This Moment On*/Honeysuckle Rose*/Intimacy Of The Blues*.
(Zephyr CD - Young Minds - Old Hands)

Brian Lemon / Roy Williams Quintet - April, 1996. (Lemon looks back - just for fun - Zephyr ZECD14)
Alan Barnes (as,cl), Ken Peplowski (ts,cl), Roy Williams (tb), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Cliff (g), Dave Green (b), Martin Drew (d).
When It's Sleepy Time Down South*/When Your Lover Has Gone*/Cottontail*/At the Jazz Band Ball*/I Hadn't Anyone Till You*/Farewell Blues*/Am I Blue?*/Jazz Me Blues*/I Never Knew*/On The Alamo*/When Day Is Done*.
(*Zephyr CD - Lemon looks back - just for fun

Ruby Braff - September 9th and 10th, 1996 (Braff Plays Wimbledon - Zephyr ZECD15)
Ruby Braff (cnt,tp), Warren Vache (flhrn), Roy Williams (tb), Brian Lemon (p), Howard Alden (g-1), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Take The A Train*/When I Fall In Love(1)*/Wouldn't It Be Luverly(1)*.
(*Zephyr CD - Braff Plays Wimbledon)

Ruby Braff - September 23rd, 1996 (Braff Plays Wimbledon - Zephyr ZECD15)
Ruby Braff (cnt), Brian Lemon (p), Allan Ganley (d).
Someday Sweetheart*/The Very Thought Of You*/I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling*/This Is All I Ask*/It's The Same Old South*/China Boy*.
(*Zephyr CD - Braff Plays Wimbledon)

Roby Braff - September, 1996 (Braff Plays Wimbledon - The Second Set - Zephyr ZECD16)
Ruby Braff (cnt,tp), Warren Vache (flhrn-1), Roy Williams (tb-1), Brian Lemon (p), Howard Alden (g-2), Dave Green (b-1), Allan Ganley (d).
Jive At Five(1)*/Rockin' Chair*/When A Woman Loves A Man*/I Cried For You (1,2)*/Pennies From Heaven*/I'm Pullin' Through*/Miss Brown To You*/I Know That you Know(1)*/Save It Pretty Mama*.
(*Zephyr CD - Braff Plays Wimbledon - The Second Set)

Kenny Baker / Warren Vache Sextet - September 17th and 18th, 1996 - July 16th, 1997 (Ain't Misbehavin' - Zephyr ZECD17)
Kenny Baker (tp,cnt), Warren Vache (cnt), Brian Lemon (p), Howard Alden (g), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Ain't Misbehavin'*/Let's Call The Whole Thing Off*/Just A Gigolo*/You Stepped Out Of A Dream*/These Foolish Things*/I Can't Give You Anything But Love*/Strike Up The Band*/When You Wish Upon A Star*/Robbin's Nest*/Broadway*/Who's Sorry Now*/After You've Gone*/Moonlight In Vermont*/Royal Garden Blues*.
(*Zephyr CD - Ain't Misbehavin')

Brian Lemon / Dave Newton - December 19th and 20th, 1996. (David Newton meets Brian Lemon to Play Hoagy Carmichael - Zephyr ZECD20)
Brian Lemon, Dave Newton (p).
Riverboat Shuffle*/The Nearness Of You*/Rockin' Chair*/Two Sleepy People*/Georgia On My Mind*/My Resistance Is Low*/Skylark*/Up A Lazy River*/Stardust*/Small Fry*/One Morning In May*/Blues For Hoagy*.
(*Zephyr CD - Dave Newton meets Bian Lemon to Play Hoagy Carmichael)

Tony Coe / Alan Barnes - January 4th and February 17th and 18th,1997 (Days Of Wine And Roses - Zephyr ZECD22)
Tony Coe (cl,ts), Alan Barnes (as,cl,bar,sop,b-cl), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Cliff (g), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Who Cares*/Deep In A Dream*/Oh Lady Be Good*/Chilli Pepper*/Too Late Now*/Flamingo*/My Old Flame*/Days Of Wine And Roses*/How High The Moon*/I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans*/Blue Room*/Applecore*.
(*Zephyr CD - Days Of Wine And Roses)

Warren Vache / Tony Coe / Alan Barnes Septet - January 4th and May 13th, 1997 (Shine - Zephyr ZECD24)
Warren Vache (cnt), Tony Coe (cl,ts,sop), Alan Barnes (as,bs,cl), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Cliff (g), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley or Clark Tracey(1) (d).
Shine (2 takes)*/Stella By Starlight*/I Want A Little Girl*/Every Time We Say Goodbye*/Drop Me Off In Harlem*/Angel Face(1)*/Just Squeeze Me(1)*/Pee Wee's Blues*/Don't Get Around Much Anymore(1)*.
(*Zephyr CD - Shine)

Warren Vache / Alan Barnes Sextet - January 4th, 5th and May 13th, 1997 (Memories of you - Zephyr ZECD21)
Warren Vache (cnt), Alan Barnes (as,bs,cl), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Cliff (g), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Your Mine You*/Step Right Up*/Did You Call Her Today*/Warm Valley*/Struttin' With Maddison*/Isfahan*/Poor Butterfly*/You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To*/You Go to My Head*/Serenata*/Tickle Toe*/Memories Of You*.
(*Zephyr CD - Memories of you)

Warren Vache / Tony Coe / Alan Barnes Septet - January 5th, April 15th and May 12th/13th,1997 (Jumpin' - Zephyr ZECD25)
Warren Vache (cnt), Tony Coe (cl,ts,sop), Alan Barnes (as,bs,cl), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Cliff (g), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Jumpin' The Blues*/Giant Steps*/Some Other Time*/Funk In A Deep Freeze*/Out Of This World*/Don't You Know I Care*/On A Misty Night*/Five Spot After Dark*/I Remember Clifford*/High On You*/Minor Mishap*/The Jeep Is Jumpin'*.
(*Zephyr CD - Jumpin')

Alan Barnes Nonet - January 6th and June 13th, 1997 (A Dotty Blues - Zephyr ZECD26)
Alan Barnes (cl,as,bs), Gerard Presencer (tp,flhrn), Mark Nightingale (tb), Iain Dixon, Andy Panyani (reeds), Brian Lemon (p), Anthony Kerr (vib), Dave Green (b), Steve Brown (d).
Birdland*/Bye Bye Blackbird*/I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face*/A Dotty Blues*/Somebody Loves Me*/Who Can I Turn To*/Smoke Gets In Your Eyes*/The Way You Look Tonight*/On The Sunny Side Of The Street*/Savoy Blues*/All The Things You Are*/More Than you Know*/It Had To Be You*/Put On A Happy Face*.
(*Zephyr CD - A Dotty Blues)

Tony Coe / Warren Vache Sextet - January 15th, April 15th and 16th, 1997 (Street Of Dreams - Zephyr ZECD23)
Tony Coe (cl,ts), Warren Vache (tp,cnt), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Cliff (g), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Raincheck*/In The Still Of The Night*/I've Got A Crush On You*/Street Of Dreams*/Li'l Darlin'*/You Turned the Tables On Me*/Nuages*/Without You*/The Touch Of Your Lips*/Soul Eyes*/By Myself*.
(*Zephyr CD - Street Of Dreams)

The Best Of British Jazz - Live "Norwich Playhouse" January 31st, 1997 (Live at The Norwich Playhouse - Merlin Audio MER99100)
Kenny Baker (tp), Don Lusher (tb), Roy Willox (cl,as), Brian Lemon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Jack Parnell (d).
Let's Try One/Lover Man/Indiana/Just Squeeze Me/It Might As Well Be Spring/Dear Old Southland/Fascinating Rhythm/You Rascal You/Days Of Wine and Roses/Crazy Rhythm/Blues For Sandy/After You've Gone/The Lady's In Love With You/Tribute To JP/A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody/Cotton Tail.

Alan Barnes Octet - July 20th, 21st and 22nd, 1999 (The Pollwinners playing Girl Talk - Zephyr ZECD28)
Warren Vache (tp), Roy Williams (tb), Tony Coe (ts), Alan Barnes (as,bs), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Cliff (g), Dave Green (b), Clark Tracey (d).
Girl Talk (2 takes)*/Once In Love With Amy*/When Joanna Loved Me*/I Thought About You*/Gertrude's Bounce*/Laura*/Emaline*/I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face*/LaRue*/Tangerine*/A Portrait Of Jennie*/Liza*.
(*Zephyr CD - The Pollwinners playing Girl Talk)

On July 31st, 1999 The Alex Welsh Legacy Band recorded a CD for the German Nagel-Heyer label in Hamburg. Titled The Sound of Alex the band included Brian Lemon but the recording was not released in the UK...

Brian Lemon Trio - December 21st/23rd 1999, March 27th, 2000 (My Shining Hour - Zephyr ZECD30)
Brian Lemon (p), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley (d).
My Shining Hour*/Hundred Years From Today*/It's Only A Paper Moon*/Autumn Leaves*/Stars Fell On Alabama*/Moonglow*/ Blue Skies*/Time On My Hands*/Stella By Starlight*/September In The Rain*/Autumn In New York*/Sunday*/How High The Moon*/Things We Did Last Summer*/I've Got The World On A String*/You And the Night And The Music*/Time After Time*.
(*Zephyr CD - My shining hour)

Tony Coe / Gerard Presencer Quartet - February 1st to 3rd, 2000 (Dreams - Zephyr ZECD29)
Tony Coe (cl,ts), Gerard Presencer (tp.cnt), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Green (b).
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams*/Ghost Of A Chance*/It Had To Be You*/Don't Blame Me*/I Cover The Waterfront*/You've Changed*/Poor Butterfly*/I Can't Get Started*/Our Love Is Here To Stay*/Body And Soul*/If Dreams Come True*/April In Paris*/Embraceable You*.
(*Zephyr CD - Dreams)

Warren Vache / Dave Cliff Quintet - February 26th - 28th, 2001 (The Best Thing For You - Zephyr ZECD31)
Warren Vache (cnt), Dave Cliff (g), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Green (b), Allan Ganley (d).
The Best thing For You*/Sweet Pumpkin*/Blues In The Night*/Nancy With the Laughing Face*/Close Your Eyes*/Once I loved*/Comes Love*/A Blue Time*/Cry Me A River*/Over the Rainbow*/Nuages*/Mean to Me*/Tiny Capers*/Will You Still Be Mine*.
(*Zephyr CD - The Best Thing For You)

Tony Coe / Gerard Presencer Quartet - April 11th and 12th, 2001 (Love Walked In - Zephyr ZECD??)
Tony Coe (cl,ts), Gerard Presencer (tp.cnt), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Green (b).
They Can't Take That Away From Me (2 takes)*/Fascinating Rhythm*/Somebody Loves Me*/How Long Has This Been Going On (2 takes)*/A Foggy Day*/Shall We Dance*/I Loves You Porgy*/Soon*/Love Walked In*/Who Cares*.
(*Zephyr CD - Love Walked In)

Charlie Watts and his Tentet - Live at Ronnie Scott's June 12th to 14th, 2001 (Watts at Scott's - Black Box BBJ3000 2CD)
Henry Lowther, Gerard Presencer (tp,flhrn), Mark Nightingale (tb), Peter King, Evan Parker, Julian Arguelles (sax), Anthony Kerr (vib), Brian Lemon (p), Dave Green (b), Charlie Watts (d), Luis Jardim (perc).
Main Stem/Bemsha Swing/Anthony's Dice/Roll 'Em Charlie/What's New?/Body And Soul/Here's That Rainy Day/Tin Tin Deo/Sunset And Mockingbird/Little Willie Leaps/Airto 11/Chasing Reality/Faction And Band Introduction/Elvin's Song/Take The A Train.

In 2007 the Zephyr label released a 28 track 2CD anthology of Brian Lemon's Zephyr recordings from 1995...
The Brian Lemon Anthology - A Zephyr Celebration - From 1995 - 2001 (Zephyr - ZECD36)
Combined personnel featuring: Brian Lemon, Ruby Braff, Scott Hamilton, Warren Vache, Derek Watkins, George Masso, Roy Williams, Dave Cliff, Ken Peplowski, David Newton.
(titles to follow).
(Zephyr CD - The Brian Lemon Anthology - A Zephyr Celebration)

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