Metamorphosis (Don Friedman album)

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Studio album by Don Friedman
Released 1966
Recorded February 22, 1966
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 44:49
Label Prestige
PR 7488
Producer Cal Lampley
Don Friedman chronology
Dreams and Explorations
(1964)Dreams and Explorations1964
Hope for Tomorrow
(1975)Hope for Tomorrow1975

Metamorphosis is the fifth album by pianist Don Friedman which was recorded in 1966 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars with its review by Michael G. Nastos stating, "For Friedman's fifth recording, he is definitely exploring the progressive edges of modern mainstream post-bop... Certainly Friedman challenges listeners with this music, but he also challenges his own abilities and concepts. For the time period, it is one of the most vital, original, progressive statements, and one that, after all these years, retains a timeless freshness that bears not only a second listening, but consideration as a creative music hallmark.".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Friedman except as indicated

  1. "Wakin' Up" - 4:53
  2. "Spring Sign" - 11:38
  3. "Drive" (Jimmy Giuffre) - 4:47
  4. "Extension" (Attila Zoller) - 9:17
  5. "Troubadours Groovedour" (Zoller) - 6:44
  6. "Dream Bells" (Zoller) - 7:30



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed October 24, 2012
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review, accessed October 24, 2012