A Day in the City

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A Day in the City
A Day in the City.jpg
Studio album by Don Friedman
Released 1961
Recorded June 12, 1961
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 36:16
Label Riverside
RLP 384
Don Friedman chronology
A Day in the City
Circle Waltz
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A Day in the City (subtitled Six Jazz Variations on a Theme) is the debut album by pianist Don Friedman recorded in 1961 and released on the Riverside label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Down Beat 4/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "Friedman's playing (which shows the strong influence of modern classical music, particularly in its chords) rewards repeated listenings".[2]

Down Beat critic Pete Welding had this to say about A Day in the City in his April 26, 1962, review: "Friedman is a pianist of extraordinary ingenuity and originality. Friedman will strike most listeners as a spiritual cohort of Bill Evans, for their approaches are markedly similar."

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Friedman

No. Title Length
1. "Dawn" 6:01
2. "Midday" 5:45
3. "Rush Hour" 6:41
4. "Sunset" 5:44
5. "Early Evening" 4:09
6. "Night" 7:56



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed October 23, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed October 23, 2012
  3. ^ Down Beat: April 26, 1962, vol. 29, no. 9