Don Friedman

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Don Friedman
Don Friedman by Stella Dacuma.jpg
Don Friedman at the Kitano Jazz Lounge, September 2009
Background information
Birth name Donald Ernest Friedman
Born (1935-05-04)May 4, 1935
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died June 30, 2016(2016-06-30) (aged 81)
The Bronx, New York
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, bandleader
Instruments Piano
Associated acts Pepper Adams, Booker Little, Jimmy Giuffre, Clark Terry
Website www.donfriedman.net

Donald Ernest Friedman (May 4, 1935 – June 30, 2016) was an American jazz pianist.

On the West Coast, Friedman performed with Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, Buddy DeFranco, and Ornette Coleman before moving to New York City. He led his own trio, in addition to playing in the bands of Pepper Adams, Booker Little, and Jimmy Giuffre in the 1960s. He was also a member of Clark Terry's big band. He worked in New York as a pianist and educator.[1] He had many fans in Japan.[2][3]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • A Day in the City (Riverside, 1961)
  • Circle Waltz (Riverside, 1962)
  • Flashback (Riverside, 1963)
  • Dreams and Explorations (Riverside, 1964)
  • Metamorphosis (Prestige, 1966)
  • Hope for Tomorrow (East Wind, 1975)
  • Hot Knepper and Pepper (Progressive, 1978)
  • I Hear a Rhapsody (Stash, 1984)
  • Don Friedman at Maybeck (Concord, 1993)
  • Invitation (Progressive, 1994)
  • Opus D'Amour (Sackville, 1994) with Don Thompson
  • Thingin' (HatART, 1996) with Lee Konitz and Attila Zoller
  • Almost Everything (SteepleChase, 1995)
  • Red Sky Waltz (Alfa, 1996)
  • My Romance: Solo Piano (SteepleChase, 1997)
  • Prism (Abeat, 1997)
  • Match Point (TBR, 1998)
  • Attila's Dreams (Ephemeris, 1999 [2001])
  • Standards in Cagliari (Soul Note, 1999 [2004])
  • My Foolish Heart (SteepleChase, 2000 [2003])
  • Waltz for Debby (441, 2002)
  • Hot House (Chiaroscuro, 2003)
  • My Favorite Things (441, 2003)
  • Timeless (Village, 2003)
  • Salzau Trio Live at Jazz Baltica (Skip, 2004)
  • Scarborough Fair (Eighty-Eights, 2005)
  • Piano Works VI (ACT, 2006)
  • Moon River: New York Monologue (Eighty-Eight's, 2007)
  • Waltz for Marilyn (Jazz Excursion, 2007)
  • Straight Ahead (No Coast Jazz, 2008)
  • I'd Like to Tell You (Music Center, 2008 [2010])
  • The Composer (Enja, 2009)
  • Circle Waltz 21C (Eighty-Eight's, 2010)

As sideman[edit]

With Buddy Collette

With John Handy

With Joe Henderson

With Elvin Jones

With Don Lanphere

With Booker Little

With Charles Lloyd

With Herbie Mann

With Dave Pike

With Clark Terry

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Don Friedman". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Don Friedman at All About Jazz". Archived from the original on May 5, 2011. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ Don Friedman (1935-2016) Archived July 2, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.

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