FRIEDMAN Don

FRIEDMAN DON DONALD ERNEST (P)

San Francisco, California. 4/5/1935.- Bronx, New York. 30/06/2016.

Desiderava diventare un pianista classico e invece è diventato un pianista di Jazz. Ha debuttato con Dexter Gordon sulla West Coast nel 1956, poi ha collaborato con Shorty Rogers, Buddy Collette, con Buddy De Franco dal 1956 al 1957, poi ha suonato con Chet Baker e con l’esordiente Ornette Coleman. Ha preso dimora fissa a New York nel 1958 e qui ha suonato con Pepper Adams, Teddy Kotick, Booker Little con il quale ha registrato nel 1961, ha fatto parte del trio di Jimmy Giuffre e della grande orchestra di Chuck Wayne. Ha registrato con John Handy, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Herbie Mann, Charles Lloyd, Tal Farlow, Jimmy Giuffre, Barre Phillips, Clark Terry, Pepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper, George Mraz, Billy Hart. Ha diretto un quartetto insieme ad Attila Zoller. Pianista molto sottovalutato, in debito con Tristano ed in seguito con Evans. Improvvisatore chiaro e sensibile, rimasto molto legato al pianismo classico ne ha conservato il lirismo. Pianista che forse non ha avuto i giusti riconoscimenti dalla critica pur avendo nella sua lunga carriera supportato, con le sue linee melodiche eleganti ed eclettiche, molti grandi solisti contribuendo non poco a creare delle pagine significative nella storia del jazz. E’ riuscito a trasportare nella libertà del nuovo Jazz le lunghe linee cantabili di Tristano.

Discografia:

Memories For Scotty.Memories For Scotty.

Don Friedman (p) Chuck Israel, Scott LaFaro (b) Joe Hunt, Pete LaRoca (dr)

I Hear A Rhapsody / Sacre Blue 1 & 2 / Wouldn’t You / On Green Dolphin Street / Bern Bair / Dawn / How Deep Is The Ocean / Rush Hour.

(Japanes Imp.20001)

New York, 1961.

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A Day In The City – Six Variations On A Theme.A Day In The City – Six Variations On A Theme.

Don Friedman (p) Chuck Israel (b) Joe Hunt (dr)

Dawn / Midday / Rush Hour / How Deep Is The Ocean / Sunset / Early Morning / Night / The Bears Of Bern (take 1) / Dawn (alt.take) / The Bears Of Berne (take 2) / Rush Hour (alt.take)

(Riverside RLP 384)

New York, 12-6-61.

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Circle Waltz.Circle Waltz.

Don Friedman (p) Chuck Israel (b) Pete La Roca (dr)

Circle Waltz / Sea’s Breeze / I Hear A Rhapsody / In Your Own Sweet Way / Loves Parting / So In Love / Modes Pivoting.

(Riverside RS 9431)

New York, 14-3-62.

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Flashback.Flashback.

Don Friedman (p) Dick Kniss (b) Dick Berk (dr)

Alone Together / Ballade In C.Sharp Minor / Wait Till You See Her / News Blues / Ochre / How Deep Is The Ocean / Flashback.

(Riverside RS-9463)

New York, 16-5-63.

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Dreams And Explorations.Dreams And Explorations.

Don Friedman (p) Attila Zoller (g) Dick Kniss (b) Dick Berk (dr)

Episodes / Exploration / Park Row / Blizzard / Israel / Darn That Dream / You Stepped Out Of A Dream.

(Riverside RS 9485)

New York, 1964.

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Metamorphosis.Metamorphosis.

Don Friedman (p) Attila Zoller (g) Richard Davis (b) Joe Chambers (dr)

Extensions / Walkin’Up / Spring Sign / Dream Bells / Troubadours Groovedour / Drive .

(Prestige 7488)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 22-2-66.

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Hope For Tomorrow.Hope For Tomorrow.

Don Friedman (p) Christie Linn (b) Bill Goodwin (dr)

Hope For Tomorrow / A Place Within / Paulas Wish / Beedies / Canvas On My Mind / Lullaby For Lynne.

(East Wind 8026)

8-9 Luglio 1975.

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Jazz Dancing.Jazz Dancing.

Don Friedman (p) Frank Luther (b) Ronnie Bedford (dr)

Donna Lee / Billie’s Bounce / Just Friends / Well, You Needn’t / Jazz Dancing / Woody’N’You / Yardbird Suite / Half Nelson.

(Progressive 124)

New York, 12-9-77.

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Later Circle.Later Circle.

Don Friedman (p) George Mraz (b) Ronnie Bedford (dr)

I Hear A Rhapsody /Minor Mood / Why Did I Choose You / Minor Blues / Later Circle / How Insensitive / What I Did For Love.

(RCA 6018)

New York, 26-27 Febbraio 1978.

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The Progressive.The Progressive.

Don Friedman (p) Frank Luther (b) Billy Hart (dr)

Au Privave / Stella By Starlight / I Love You / What Are You Doing Rest Of Your Life / Billie’s Bounce / Straight, No Chaser / I Remember You / Mpment’s Notice / All The Things You Are.

(Progressive 86)

New York, 21-3-78.

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Hot Knepper And Pepper.Hot Knepper And Pepper.

Jimmy Knepper (tb) Pepper Adams (sb) Don Friedman (p) George Mraz (b) Billy Hart (dr)

Audubon / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You / Hellure / Groovin’High / Medley: Alfie – Laura – Prelude To A Liss / I Got It Bad / Beautiful Love.

(Progressive 7036)

New York, 26-6-78.

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Invitation.Invitation.

Don Friedman (p) George Mraz (b) Ronnie Bedford (dr)

You Stepped Out Of A Dream / Gone With The Wind / Little Boat / You Go To My Head / Invitation / It Could Happen To You / I Can’t Get Started / What Is This Thing Called Love / You Go To My Head / Little Boat / It Could Happen To You / Invitation / What Is This Thing Called Love.

(Progressive 7043)

New York, 30-8-78.

Love Music.

Don Friedman (p) Frank Luther (b) Billy Hart (dr)

Where Are You / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / The Way We Were / The Song Is You / Easy Living / My Secret Love / The Shadow Of Your Smile.

(Progressive 7045) New York, 12-9-78.

Themes And Variations.Themes And Variations.

Don Friedman (p)

Themes And Variations / Ballade / Later Circle / Flashback III / Closeness / Minor Improvisations.

(Ego LP 4014)

Ludwigsburg, Germania, 20-5-79.

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Half & Half.Half & Half

Don Friedman (p) Red Mitchell (b)

You Go To MY Head / Half & Half / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You / Blue Bossa / Secret Love / Darn That Dream / Talking.

(Insights 28002)

New York, 8-11-79.

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Avenue Of The Americas.Avenue Of The Americas.

Don Friedman (p)

Avenue Of The America / Autumn Dusk / In Your Own Sweet Way / Alol The Things You Are / Meet / Chancing / I Should Care.

(Owl LP 019)

Parigi, 12-11-79.

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Don Friedman.

Don Friedman (p) Harvie Swartz (b) Eliot Zigmund (dr)

Invitation / Autumn Dusk / Memories Of Scotty / Israel.

(reg.privata) New York. Inizio, 1980.

Don Friedman.

Don Friedman (p) Harvie Swartz (b)

All The Things You Are / Memories Of Scotty / It’s You.

(reg.privata) New York. Metà anni ’80.

I Hear A Rhapsody.I Hear A Rhapsody.

Don Friedman (p)

If I Should Lose You / For All We Know / ‘Ropund Midnight / Olivia / I Hear A Rhapsody / Body And Soul / Half And Half / Free Improvisation n.1 / My Foolish Heart / The Song Is You / Gentle Rain.

(Stash 577)

New York, 22-9-84.

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Conversation.Conversation.

Don Friedman (p) Eiji Nakayama (b)

Mountain On Earth / A Song For Children / Doxy / Memeories Of Scotty / Autumn Dusk / In Your Own Sweet Way / I Fall In Love Too Easily / Dear Old Stockholm.

(Art Union CD ART CD 12)

Tokyo, 18-4-86.

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Swet View.Swet View.

Don Friedman (p) Eiji Nakayama (b)

I Hear A Rhapsody / Elegy / Doxy / Emily / In Your Own Sweet Way / Far Away Land / Memeries Of Scotty.

(Jazz Road LP AY28-0018)

Aomori-City, Giappone,16-4-87.

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Far Away Land.

Don Friedman (p) Eiji Nakayama (b)

Far Away Land / Wheel Of Fortune / Pas de Duo / Mohonk Blues / June Rain / Skylark/ Elegy.

(Century CD CECC-00131) Tokyo, 22-4-87.

Mean To Be.

Don Friedman (p)

Mean To Be / New Dawn / Let’s Dance / Circle Waltz / Beautiful Love / Body And Soul / Apart / Waterside / Improvisation n.9.

(Jazz Road CD BY 32-5012) Tokyo, 2-10-87.

Don Friedman.

Don Friedman (p) Klaus Flenter (g) Henk Haverhoek (b) Eric Ineke (dr)

I Hear A Rhapsody / New Dawn / Manhonk Blues / Vieux Roue / Autumn In Summer / Elba / Minor Ballad / Apache Dance / Prince Albert.

(reg.privata) Amsterdam, 3-2-89.

Don Friedman.

Don Friedman (p) Santi Debriano (b) Akira Tana (dr)

In Your Own Sweet Way / Lady Bird / These Foolish Things / Billieìs Bounce / I Hear A Rhapsody / New Dawn / What Is This Thing Called Love / My Foolish Heart.

(reg.privata) Birdland, New York, 28-2-89.

Don Friedman.

Don Friedman (p) Chip Jackson (b) Joe Hunt (dr)

Like Someone In Love / New Dawn / Is There A Jackson In The House / I Hear A Rhapsody / Night And Day / Straight Street / Memories Of Scotty / Mohonk Blues.

(registrazione privata) Zanzibar, New York, 8-3-90.

Circle Waltz.

Don Friedman (p) Harvie Swartz (b) Lewis Nash (dr)

Stablemates / Circle Waltz / Autumn Prelude / The Song Is You / Seaìs Breeze / When It’s Time / I Walked Bud / Like Someone In Love / Opus D’amour.

(BRC International JAM 9104) New York, 15-16 Febbraio 1991.

Opus D’Amour.Opus D’Amour.

Don Friedman (p) Don Thompson (b)

Stella By Starlight / Circle Waltz / Alone Together / Opus D’Amour / Have You Met Miss Jones / My Funny Valentine / Memory Of Scotty / Flashback.

(Sackville 3058)

Peterborough, Canada, 12-13 Aprile 1992.

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Lee Konitz Meets Don Friedman.Lee Konitz Meets Don Friedman.

Lee Konitz (sa) Don Friedman (p) Tsutomu Okada (b) Jeff Williams (dr)

Alone Together / In Your Own Sweet Way / Huntington Street / Opus D’Amour / It’s You / My Old Flame / Almost Everything / Lew’n’Shu / Sea’s Breeze.

(Camarata Tokyo-Insights)

Tsukuba, Giappone, 23-10-92.

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At Maybeck Recital Hall.At Maybeck Recital Hall

Don Friedman (p)

In Your Own Sweet Way / Alone Together / Prelude To A Kiss / I Hear A Rhapsody / Invitation / Memories For Scotty / I Concentrate On You / How Deep Is The Ocean / Seaìs Breeze.

(Concord Jazz 4608)

New York, 5-9-93.

Don Friedman.

Fred Haas (st) Don Friedman (p) Attila Zoller (g) Cecil McBee (b) Matt Wilson (dr)

Straight No Chaser / Circle Waltz / Just Happening.

(registrazione privata) New York, 1994.

The Days Of Wine And Roses.The Days Of Wine And Roses.

Don Friedman (p) Marco Ricci (b) Giampiero Prina (dr)

The Days Of Wine And Roses / Hi Low Low Hi / Body And Soul / I Don’t Know Yet / You Go To My Head / Free At Last / Have You Met Miss Jones / New Dawn / It Could Happen To You.

(Soul Note CD 121277)

Milano, 13-3-95.

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Almost Everything.Almost Everything.

Don Friedman (p) Ron McClure (b) Matt Wilson (dr)

On Green Dolphin Street / Flamands / Waltz For Marilyn / Before The Rain / Emily / Twigs And Branches / El Nino / Darn That Dream / Almost Everything.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31368)

Ganlose, Danimarca, Aprile 1995.

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Stella By Starlight. Stella By Starlight.

Don Friedman (p)

Stella By Starlight / If You Could See Me Now /Memories For Scotty / Red Sea (Suite) / My Foolish Heart / Stabelmates / Beautiful Love / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You.

(Camerata Rec.259)

16-4-96.

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Red Sky Waltz.Red Sky Waltz.

Don Friedman (p) Santi Debriano (b) Akira Tana (dr)

Straight Ahead And Srive For Tone / Beautiful Love / Warm Valley / Oh Yeah / Red Sky Waltz / Isfahan / Time Remembered / Match Point / Never Let Me Go / You Go To My Head.

(Alfa CD ALCB-3910)

New York, 3-4 Ottobre 1996.

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My Romance.My Romance.

Don Friedman (p)

How Deep Is The Ocean / These Foolish Things / My Foolish Heart / I Can’t Get Started / In Your Own Sweet Way / My Romance / My Funny Valentine / Angel Eyes / Sophisticated Lady / Darn That Dream.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31403)

9-11-96.

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Prism.Prism.

Don Friedman (p) Mario Ricci (b) Stefano Bagnoli (dr)

Prism / I Remember You / N2 / Waltz For Marylin / I vecchietti dei nostri cuori / From A To Z / Ask Me Now / Katia’s Waltz / Cipi.

(Abeat Rec.CD 002)

Milano, Luglio 1997.

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Match Point.Match Point.

Tom Butts (st) Don Friedman (p) Gary Mazzaroppi (b) Frank Ferreri (dr) Alyse Levy (vc)

Tickle Toe / If You Could See Me Now / I’ll Remember April / There’s No Such Things As Love / Almost Everything / Recardo Bossa Nova / ‘Round Midnight / On Green Dolphin Street / Here’s That Rainy Day / Match Point / Travelin’ / Prelude To A Kiss / Time After Time / S.S.Cool.

(TER CD 10957-6)

1998.

Attila’s Dreams.Attita’s Dreams.

Don Friedman (p) Ron McClure (b) Joey Baron (dr)

Israel / Flamands / Pink Cloud / Silent Sorrow / Attila / SAFT / Joe Beam / If You Could See Me Now.

(Ephemeris 1)

Brooklyn, NY. 20-1-99.

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Standards In Cagliari.Standards In Cagliari.

Don Friedman (p) Jeff Fuller (b) Tommy Bradascio (dr)

In Your Own Sweet Way / The Shadow Of Your Smile / Solar / Stella By Starlight / My Foolish Heart / Confirmation.

(Soul Note 12137)

Cagliari, Italia, 15-10-99.

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My Foolish Heart.My Foolish Heart.

Jed Levy (st) Don Friedman (p) Tim Ferguson (b) Tony Jefferson (dr)

Positivity /n My Foolish Heart / Desafinado / Memory Of Scotty / Bye Bye Blackbird / Petit Fleur / Swans / Almost Everything.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31534)

New York, Aprile 2000.

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Waltz For Debby.Waltz For Debby.

Don Friedman (p) George Mraz (b) Lewis Nash (dr)

35 W. 4 th St. / I Concentrate On You / Waltz For Debby / Bud Powell / You Must Believe In Spring / Blues In A Hurry / The Shadow Of Your Smile / Flamands / From A To Z / Old Folks.

(Sony Music 6010)

28-5-2002.

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Hot House.Hot House.

Tim Armacost (st) Don Freidman (p) Ron McClure (b) Tom Jefferson (dr)

Soul Eyes / Waltz For Marylin.

New York. 14-5-2003.

35 W. 4 th St. / Hot House / My Funny Valentine / But Beautiful / Blues In A Hurry / Ana Maria / Sail Away / You Go To My Head.

(Chiaroscuro 376) Englewood, NJ., 7-7-2003.

My Favorite Things.My Favorite Things.

Don Friedman (p) George Mraz (b) Lewis Nash (dr)

My Favorite Things / It Could Happen To You / Easy To Love / Ask Me Now / Schmooze Blues / Never Let Me Go / Half And Half / I’m All Smiles / Giant Steps / Summer’s End.

(441 Records 27)

New York, 13-10-2003.

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Timeless.Timeless.

Don Friedman (p) John Patitucci (b) Omar Hakim (dr)

Alone Together / Star Eyes / Body And Soul / Emily / Turn Out The Stars / What Is THIs Thing Called Love / Bouncing With Bud / ‘Round Midnight.

(441 Records 29)

New York, 14-10-2003.

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Salzau Trio Live At Jazz Baltica.Salzau Trio Live At Jazz Baltica.

Don Friedman (p) Martin Wind (b) Terri Lyne Carrington (dr)

I Hear A Rhapsody / You Must Believe In Spring / Bud Powell / Alone Together / Memories Of Scotty / 35 W. 4 th Street / Half And Half.

(Skip CD 9058-2)

Salzau, Germania, 3-7-2004.

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Scarborough Fair.Scarborough Fair.

Don Friedman (p) Ron Carter (b) Omar Hakim (dr)

Along Came Betty / You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To / Sandy / The Island / Two For Tango / Take Time For Love / I Love You / Scarborough Fair / I Thought About You / Stella By Starlight.

(Eighty-Eight’s VRCL 18825)

New York, 7-3-2005.

Don Friedman.

Joe Lovano (st) Don Friedman (p) Jim Hall (g) Palle Danielsson, George Mraz (b) Brian Blade, Lewis Nash (dr)

Memeories Of Scotty / I Hear A Rhapsody / A Portrait Of Jennie / Almost Everything / It Could Happen To You / Never Let Me Go / Half And Half / Alone Together.

(trasm.TV) Salzau, Germania, 3-7-2005.

Piano Works VI – Form A To Z.Piano Works VI – Form A To Z.

Don Friedman (p)

Mean To Me / When It’s Time / A Thousand Dreams / Alicia’s Lullaby / I Concentrate On You / Free Flow / Memories Of Scotty / From A To Z / Ask Me Now / Straight Ahead And Strive For Tone / Blues For Attila.

(ACT CD 9755-2)

Ludwigsburg, Germania, Novembre 2005.

Don Friedman.

Benny Golson (st) Don Friedman, Cedar Walton (p) Martin Wind (b) Tony Jefferson (dr)

Free Flow / Never Let Me Go / Almost Everything / I Should Care / A Child Is Born / Hot House / Whisper Not / I Remember Clifford / Mr.P.C.

(reg.privata) Salzau, Germania, 1-7-2006.

Moon River.Moon River.

Don Friedman (p)

Moon River / Autumn Colors / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love / Autumn Leaves / Corcovado / Tonight / What’s New / How About You / Five Spot After Dark / Waltz For Marylin / Autumn In New York / Monk’s Mood / Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye.

(Eighty-Eight’s VRCL 18837)

Tokyo, Giappone, 8-9-2006.

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Waltz For Marilyn.Waltz For Marylin.

Don Friedman (p) Peter Bernstein (g) Martin Wind (b) Tony Jefferson (dr)

Theme For Cee Tee / What Is This Thing Called Love / Summer’s End / Autimn Colors / Waltz For Marylin / Voce e Eu / Early Morning Blues / Never Let Me Go / Two For The Road / Delayed Gratification.

(Jazz Excursion 110)

3-4 Marzo 2007.

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Straight Ahead.Straight Ahead.

Don Friedman (p) Chuck Israel (b) Joe Hunt (dr)

Straight Ahead And Strive For Tone / Circle Waltz / Flamands / Skipping Tune / Minor Ballad / Minor Ballad / Straight Street / When It’s Time / When It’s Time / Pivoting Modes / A Day In The City Revisited.

(NO Coast Jazz 01)

River Edge, NJ.26-7-2007.

Don Friedman.

Ack van Rooyen (flic) Don Friedman (p) Martin Wind (b) Hans Braber (dr)

Almost Everything / The Touch Of Your Lips / Old Folks / Beautiful Love / Straight Ahead And Strive For Tone / I Hear A Rhapsody / I Love You / Friday Morning / Sometime Ago / Israel / My Foolish Heart.

(reg.privata) Koln, Germania, 26-3-2009.chiusura

FRIEDMAN IZZY, IRVING. (ST-CL)

Linton, Indiana. 25/2/1903.

Ha inizia a studiare il clarino con insegnanti locali ed in seguito ha suonato nelle orchestre di teatro. Nel 1923 si è trasferito a Chicago dove ha studiato seriamente ed in seguito si è spostato a New York dove ha ottenuto il primo ingaggio importante con l’orchestra di Vincent Lopez. Ha svolto per un certo periodo l’attività freelance, ha suonato con Jsham Jones, quindi con Paul Whiteman con il quale ha preso anche parte al film “The King of Jazz”. E’ rimasto a Hollywood come vice direttore musicale della Warner e poi della MGM. Nel 1950 ha fondato una sua casa musicale con la quale ha lavorato molto per l’industria cinematografica. Ha suonato anche con Bix Beiderbecke. Ha inciso con Joe Venuti, con Joe Candullo, con Frankie Trumbauer. Nel 1963 ha lasciato tutto per ritirarsi a vivere di rendita a Beverly Hills. Louis Armstrong nel corso di una jam session lo ha definito “Il Tecnico” essendo stato colpito dalla grande tecnica di questo clarinettista. chiusura

FRIEDMAN JANICE. (P)

Bronx, New York. 26/1960.

Ha iniziato ad avere delle lezioni di pianoforte da sua madre ed in seguito ha preso lezioni di pianoforte e di organo privatamente. Continua a studiare sia il pianoforte classico che quello jazz alla Rutgers University e si è laureata con ottimi voti alla Indiana University. Nel 1988 ha fatto parte dell’orchestra di Woody Herman. Ha continuato a lavorare nella zona di New York, in diversi famosi club, ha preso parte a diversi Festival ed ha collaborato con Marian McPartland, Milt Hinton, Claudio Roditi, Billy Higgins, Warren Vache ed altri.

Discografia:

Finger Painging.

Claudio Roditi, Rick Savage (tp-flic) Jamice Friedman (p) John Goldsby (b) Tom Rainey (dr)

Love For Sale / Like A Breath Of Spring / Infant Eyes / Janika / Agua de Beber / All Blues / Happines Is Just Around The Corner / Finger Paintings / For Someone In Love / Nancy.

(Jazzmania 6008) 7-12-93.

Tryptick: A Trio Of Trios.

Jamice Friedman (p)

(Janice Friedman) 18-5-2006.

Swingin’For The Ride.

Jamice Friedman (p) Sean Conly (b) Diego Voglino (dr) Daniel Sadownich (perc)

Swinging For The Ride / I Can’t Give Anithing But Love / A Fairytale / Is It You / You’N’Me / Don’t Blame Me / A Day In The Life Of A Fool / The “I Do”Song / Summertime / Meditation / I Don’t Know What Time It Was / Seems Like A Dream.

(Janika Music 82105) 28-8-2006.chiusura

FRIEDMAN JEFF, JEFFREY ALLEN. (G)

Miami Beach, Florida.6/5/1957.

Ha studiato dal 1975 al 1979 al Berklee College of Music, dove ha studiato composizione, direzione e chitarra con Michael Gibbs, Phil Wilson ed altri. Nel 1979 ha ricevuto la laurea in composizione. Ha fatto parte di molti gruppi anche di rock e di blues oltre che di jazz. Ha spesso suonato con Eric Mingus. Come compositore ed arrangiatore ha avuto collaborazioni con Carla Bley, Michael Mantler, Steve Swallov, Karl Berger, Jack Bruce, Joe Lovano, Herb pomeroy, Phil Wilson, Joe Henderson, Clark Terry, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Knepper, Alvin Batiste, Bob Shew, Jay Jay Johnson, Steve Lacy, Randy Weston, Max Roach ed altri. Ha insegnato per oltre venti anni al Berklee ed ha avuto come alunni Brandford Marsalis, Greg Osby, Mark Ledford, Jeff”Tain”Watts, Fallace Roney, Frank Lacy e Melissa Etheridge. Ha anche insegnato al Conservatorio di New England.

Discografia:

Slo And Lo.

Jeff Friedman (g) Joe Mulholand (keyb) Michael Farquharson (b) Handy Plaisted (dr)

I’m Ramblin’To / Duke Would Be So Nice / To Come Home To / Slo And Lo / She Flies Free / Lonely / Sasja’s Tango / How Late / Way Beneath The Underdog / Dead Certainties And Dried Roses / Circular / The Swamp / I Don’t Know / Emerald Seas / Slo And Lo (reprise)

(Accurate 5047) 2003.chiusura

FRIEDMAN JOSEPH, MORGAN. (G)

New York. 6/3/1976.

E’ cresciuto a St.Louis nel Missouri dove a a dieci anni ha iniziato a studiare la chitarra ed a 13 ha iniziato ha suonare a livello locale. Nel 1990 ha iniziato a frequentare la Interlochen Arts Accademy e durante questo periodo ha suonato con Eddie Daniels e con Norman Simmons. Nel 1994 ha studiato all’Oberlin College ed al Conservatorio di Musica. Finiti gli studi ha iniziato la carriera che lo ha portato a collaborare con George Benson, Vanessa Rubin, Winard Harper, Allen Harris, Sam Yahel, James McBride, Jay Leonhart, Mike LeDonne, Curtis Lundy, Anthony Wonsey, Marcus Belgrave, Donald Walden, Greg bandy, Robin Eubanks, Wendell Logan, Robert Harris, Hugh Ragin e molti altri. In seguito si è stabilito a New York dove si è esibito nei club, nei concerti ed insegna privatamente presso la scuola di musica di Greenwich. chiusura

FRIESEN DAVID (B)

Tacona, Washington. 6/5/1942.

Ha studiato privatamente e alla Università di Washington . Il suo debutto negli anni’60 con John Handy a Voncouver e con Marian McPartland. Ha suonato con Woody Shaw nel 1972, con Joe Henderson a San Francisco nel 1974, poi con Bobby Hutcherson e in tournée in Europa con Billy Harper nel 1975, con Ted Curson nel 1976 a Copenhagen ed al festival Jazz di Monterey. Nel 1976 ha registrato con George Adams, con Kenny Drew nel 1977, nel 1978 con Ricky Ford e Duke Jordan, nel 1979 con Mike Nock. Ha suonato con JoAnne Brackeen, con Dannie Richmond nel 1976, con Stan Getz nel 1977, con Art Farmer, con Dexter Gordon, con Ralph Towner. Ha fatto una tournée in Australia con Chico Freeman, in Russia con Pul Horn e con Mal Waldron in Europa. Ha suonato anche con Denny Zeitling, Gene Bertoncini, con Bud Shank nel 1995, con Clark Terry, Leslaw Mozder, con Uwe Kropinski. Ha registrato con Airot Moreira e Flora Purim. Poi con Paul Motian, Dave Liebman, John Scofield, Michael Brecker. Ha diretto un quartetto con Eddie Henderson, John Stowell e Eddie Moore dal 1985 al 1988, un trio con il pianista Phil Dwyer ed il batterista Alan Jones del 1989 al 1992, un quartetto con il sassofonista John Gross, Gary Barone e Alan Jones, in trio con Randy Porter e Jones. Musicista molto versatile lo testimoniano le numerose e diverse collaborazioni.

Discografia:

Color Pool.David Friesen Color Pool.

David Friesen (B) Jerry Heldman (fl) David Coleman Jr. (dr)

You Make Me Smile / Duet / Batt Quartet / Color Pool / Flight Of The Angel / Living Water / Song Of Praise / Vineches  / Tether.

(Muse MR 5109)

Portland, Oregon, Ottobre 1975.

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Star Dance.David Friesen star dance

David Friesen (b) John Stowell (g) Paul McCandless (oboe,engl.horn) Steve Gadd (dr)

Winter’s Fall / Duet and Dialogue / Dolphin in the Sky / Star Dance / 1 Rue Brey / Fields of Joy / A Little Child’s Poem / Clouds / Children of the Kingdom / Mountain Streams.

(Inner City IC 1019)

Downtown Sound, New York, 8 Novembre 1976.

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Paths Beyond Tracing.David Friesen Paths Beyond Tracing.

David Friesen (b,vl,fl)

Song In The Night / As The Day begins / Wind In The Wilderness / Symphonies / Tender Hearted / Shapes And Colors-Blue / Blues – Heartfelt / Sword Of The Prophets / Choir.

(Steeplechase SCCD 31138)

Mirecourt, Francia, 12 Febbraio 1980.

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Amber Skies.David Friesen Amber Skies.

Joe Henderson (st) Paul Horn (fl) Chick Corea (p) David Friesen (b) Paul Motian (dr) Airto Moreira (perc)

Amber Skies / Blue And Green / Underlying / Jenelle Number Four / In The Place Of Calling / Sitka In The Woods / Voices.

(Palo Alto 8043)

Los Angeles, Gennaio-Aprile 1983.

Remembering Mal.David Friesen Remembering Mal.

Mal Waldron (p) David Friesen (b)

If I Were A Bell / Fire Waltz / ‘Round About Midnight / With A Song In My Heart / You Mean Me / Someday My Prince Will Come / All God’s Chillum Got Thythm.

(Soul Note 121398)

Hyatt On Sunset, Los Angeles, Luglio 1985.

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Remembering The Moment.David Friesen Remembering The Moment.

Julian Priester (tb) Jim Pepper (st) Mal Waldron (p) David Friesen (b) Eddie Moore (dr)

Autumn Leaves [22:05] / Night In Tunisia [23:21] / All Blues [21:34].

(Soul Note 121278)

The Hobbit, Portalnd, Oregon, 25-6-87.

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Other Time Other Place.David Friesen Other Time Other Place.

David Friesen (b) Denny Zeitlin (p) Flora Purim (vc)

Song For My Sons / Above And Beyond / Years Through Time / Chidhood Walk / Our 25 th Year / Song For My Family / Father’s Delight / Song For My Daughter / Tyrone’s Dedication / Festival Dance.

(Global Pacific OZ 45245)

New York, 1989.

Departure.David Friesen Departure.

David Friesen (b) Uwe Kropinski (g,perc) Airto Moreira (perc) Flora Purim (vc)

Departure / House Of The Rising Sun / Long Trip Home / Intro / Earli Morning Light / Sitka In The Woods / Far And Away / Martin’s Balcony / Madonna / New Tunes Blues / Dancing.

(Global Pacific Records ‎R2 79338)

Ark Studio, Tigard, Oregon, Luglio 1990 e Music Annex, San Francisco, Luglio 1990.

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Two For The Show.David Friesen Two For The Show.

Michael Brecker (st) David Friesen (b)

Airegin / Signs And Wonders.

John Scofield (g) David Friesen (b)

True Blue Old Folks.

Clark Terry (tp-flic) David Friesen (b)

I Want To be Happy / Breeze.

Denny Zeitlin (p) David Friesen (b)

In Times Past / Maybe In Spring.

Bud Shamk (sa) David Friesen (b)

Alone Together / Double Take.

Uwe Kropincki (g) David Friesen (b)

On The Road With Jazz / Pianola.

(ITM 970079) New York, 1992-1993.

Three To Get Ready.David Friesen Three To Get Ready.

Clark Terry (tp-flic-vc) Bud Shank (sa) David Friesen (b)

Should I / Softly As In A Morning Sunrise / Sqeeze Me / No Greater Love / My Funny Valentine / Have You Met Miss Jones / I Hear A Rhapsody / Playin’Them Berlin Dues Blues.

(ITM 970084)

Berlino, 24-2-94.

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Jonah’ Journey.David Friesen Jonah’ Journey.

David Friesen (b) Steven Halpern (p,perc,synt) Kenneth Nash (perc)

Farewell To Atlantis / Distant Shores / Tapestry / Visions Of Tomorrow / Affinities / Prelude Children Of The Light / Truth About Sex / Mirage / Shared Visions / Jonah’Journey / Belly of The Beats / Mirror Image.

(Sound World SW RX 9001)

New York, 1994.

Four To Go.David Friesen Four To Go.

David Friesen (b) John Gross (st) Gary Barone (flic) Alan Jones (dr)

Upon The Swing / Throught The Night / You’de Be So Nice To Come Home To / Early Morning Light / On The Road With Jazz / Portrait Of Jenny / David’s Dance / Come Rai Or Come Shine / Dr.Jackal.

(ITM 970090)

New York, 11 Luglio 1995.

Facing The Wind.David Friesen Facing The Wind.

David Friesen (b) Leszek Mozdzer (p)

African Anthem / Throught The Night / Nefertiti / Kamilla / Untitled / Facing The Wind / Upon The Swing / In Times Past.

(Power Bros PB 00143)

New York, 1996.

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Live At The Jazz Bakery.David Friesen Live At The Jazz Bakery.

David Friesen (b) Denny Zeitlin (p)

Equinox [8:23] / Nefertiti [6:59] / Other Times, Other Places [7:00] / Triptych [16:53] / Epiphany [5:59] / The Touch Of Your Lips [9:35] / Upon The Swing [10:17] / Goal In Mind [4:37]

(Intuition Records ‎INT 3257)

Los Angeles, 10-11 Maggio 1996.

Grace.David Friesen Grace.

David Friesen (b) Jeff Gardner (p)

My Funny Valentine / Mr.Vertigo / Dads Dream / Achados E Perdidos / Preludio Para Rita / Change Of Heart / All The Things You Are / Grace / Blues For Hawk / Esquecendo.

(Kaeon 200203)

New York, 2000.chiusura

FRIGO JOHNNY, JOHN. (VIOL)

Chicago, Illinois. 27/12/1916. – U.S.A. 4/7/2007.

Musicista di origini italiane, nato in una famiglia molto povera. Ha iniziato a cinque anni a studiare il violino, poi la tuba ed alla scuola superiore il contrabasso. Ancora giovanissimo ha suonato con Albert Ammons al Club DeLisa. Nel 1942 ha suonato con l’orchestra di Chico Marx e durante la seconda guerra mondiale ha suonato in un gruppo di un guardia coste della marina insieme ad Al Haig, Serge Chaloff e Kai Winding. Trascorre due anni nell’orchestra di Jimmy Dorsey, ha suonato nel trio “Soft Winds”con Herb Ellis e Lou Carter. Ha suonato con Pee Wee Russell, Vaughn Monroe, George Wettling, Ray Brown, Charlie Byrd, Vic Dickinson, Bud Freeman, Art Hodes, Jo Jones, Helen Merrill, Oscar Pettiford, Bucky Pizzarelli e John Pizzarelli. Per diversi anni si è esibito nel folk ed il country prendendo parte ad uno show radiofonico di grande successo il “National Barn Dance”. Dal 1980 ha preso a suonare il violino, suona con il pianista Joe Vito a Chicago, poi si è esibito nei più importanti festival americani. Ha avuto dei riconoscimenti solo in tarda età quando ha ripreso a suonare il violino. Ha registrato con Monty Alexander nel 1987, con Charlie Bird, con Herb Ellis e Kurt Elling.

Discografia:

I Love John Frigo…He Swing.I Love John Frigo…He Swing.

CY Touff (tp/b) Dick Marx (p-cel) John Frigo (viol) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Norm Jeffries (dr)

What A Difference A Day Made / Polka Dots And Moonbeams / Blow Fiddle Blow / Blue Orchids / Gone With The Wind / Squeeze me / You Stepped Out Of A Dream / Moonlight In Vermont / If Love Is Good To Me / Big Me – Little Me.

(Mercury MG 20028)

New York, 12-12-57.

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Live From Studios.Live From Studios.

John Frigo (viol) Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli (g) Ron Carter (b) Butch Miles (dr)

Pick Yourself Up And Star All Over Again / Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me / Detour Ahead / Early Autumn / You Stepped Out Of A Dream.

John Frigo (viol) Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli (g) Michael Moore (b) Butch Miles (dr)

In A Sentimental Mood / The Song Is You / I’m Through With Love / Summer Me Winter Me / Tangerine.

John Frigo (viol) Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli (g) Butch Miles (dr)

Estrellita / I’ll Never Be The Same.

John Frigo (viol) Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli (g)

Stompin’At The Savoy.

(Chesky JDI) New York, 16-11-88.

Debut Of A legend.Debut Of A legend.

Bob Kindred (cl) Joe Vito (p) John Frigo (viol) Gene Bertoncini (g) Michael Moore (b) Bill Goodwin (dr)

Get Happy / I’m Old Fashioned / Osaka Saki / Too Late Now – Street Of Dreams / Bow Jest / Nuages / Jutterburg Waltz / Heather On The Hill – How Are Things In Glocca Morra / I Love Paris / Here’s That Rainy Day / Lush Life / Jeannine.

(Cesky 119)

New York, 26-27 Maggio 1994.

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Live At The Floating Jazz festival.Live At The Floating Jazz festival.

Joe Vito (p) John Frigo (viol) Terry Gibbs (vib) Larry Gray (b) Rick Frigo (dr)

My Romance / Porgy And Bess Medley / My Favorite Things / There Will Be Another You / Detour Ahead / The Man I Love – I’ve Got A Crush On You – Strike Up The Band / My Foolish Heart / It Might As Well Be Spring / This Can’t Be Love / Isn’t Romantic / Lester Leaps In.

(Chiaroscuro 358)

New York, 2-6 Novembre 1997.

Johnny Frigo’s DNAExposed.Johnny Frigo’s DNAExposed.

Bill Charlap (p) John Frigo (viol) Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola (g) Niki Parrott (b) John Ascione (dr)

I Concentrate On You / Poor Butterfly / Cheek To Cheek / What Is There To Say / Nobody Else But Me / Try A Little Tenderness – Sweet And Lovely / Hai On The G-String / I Love You / Too Late Now – Street Of Dreams / She Love Me / Crystal Silence / Tanga / What’ll I Do.

(Arbors 19258)

Los Angeles, 25-26 Aprile 2001.

Collected Works.Collected Works.

Rudolph Stauber (tp) Dick Marx (org-p) John Frigo (viol) Ron Steele (g) Rick Frigo (dr)

Gazebo / The Happening / The Arabian / Appollo / Thank You / Do Whatever Sets You Free / Walk From Regios / Dance Of Love / Garden Of The Moon / Scorpio / Lennox / Funky 42 / Eye Of The Needle / Them Changes.

(Luv’n’Haight 10036) New York, 22-1-2002.chiusura

FRILEY VERN VERMAN (TB)

Marshall, Missouri. 5/7/1924. – U.S.A.20/2/1992.

Ha debuttato nel 1950 con Ray McKinley, ha suonato poi con Woody Herman, in diversi periodi, Tommy Tucker, con Gene Williams nel 1951, con la Sauter/Finegan nel 1952, con Les Brown nel 1954, con Terry Gibbs nel 1959 ed anche nel 1961. Ha registrato negli studi di New York con Jerry Gray, Bill Harris, Chico O’Farrill, Chris Condor, Leo Anthony. Dal 1955 ha lavorato nella West Coast alla radio e nelle colonne sonore dei cortometraggi. Ha suonato anche con Al Hibbler, JUmior Mance e Benny Goodman, nel 1965 con l’orchestra di Stan Kenton. In seguito ha preferito lavorare freelance ad Hollywood per televisione e cinema. Trombonista di concezione moderna, in possesso di un’ottima tecnica. chiusura

FRIML RUDOLF (P)

Praga, Cecoslovacchia. 7/12/1879.

Musicista classico come pianista concertista. Ha iniziato in seguito a comporre arie per operette, alcune delle quali hanno avuto notevole successo. La sua musica raramente è stata usata nel jazz, ma va citato come autore di motivi molto conosciuti.

Composizioni:

L’amour, toujours l’amour – Rose Marie – Indian love call – Giannina mia – Domkey serenade.chiusura

FRINGE (THE)

Trio cooperativo di free-jazz formato nel 1972 da George Garzone, dal bassista Richard Appleman (Altoona, PA.12/3/1946) dal batterista Bob Guillotti (Boston, 28/11/1949) In seguito John Lockwood ha sostituito Appleman. Attivo a Boston dal 1976 al Mchael’s Pub sino alla sua chiusura nel 1981, ha lavorato anche per molti anni il mercoledì sera al Willow Jazz Club di Somerville nel Massachussetts, club che ha chiuso nel 1997. Si è fatto conoscere alla fine degli anni’90 anche in Europa. Ha avuto la sua casa discografica dalla metà degli anni ’90 la Ap-Gu-Ga ed ha registrato per le maggiori case discografiche europee

Discografia:

It’s Time For The Fringe.

George Garzone (st-ss) John Lookwood (b) Bob Gullotti (dr)

The Spirit Lives / Peace For L.A. / It’s Time For The Fringe / Nick’s Nook On The Cape / J’s On The Way / Two Plus Three / Gong For Ida.

Stesso gruppo con anche Nick Racheotes (vc)

Farewell To Neanderthal Man.

(Soul Note 121205 CD) Boston, 20-4-92.chiusura

FRINK LAURIE, ANN. (TP)

Pender, Nebraska. 8/8/1951.

Ha studiato all’Università del Nebraska dal 1969 al 1972. Ha anche studiato privatamente con diversi ottimi maestri tra i quali Jimmy Maxwell. Dal 1978 al 1988 ha fatto parte del Concert Band di Gerry Mulligan e nello stesso periodo dell’orchestra di Mel Lewis. Ha suonato anche con Bob Mintzer, con l’ultima orchestra di Benny Goodman nel 1986, nel 1988 con Buck Clayton, nel 1992 con Maria Schneider. Ha anche insegnato privatamente e alla New York University, alla New School For Social Research, alla Manhattan School of Music e dal Westchester Conservatory.chiusura

FRISCO SYNCOPATORS.

Gruppo nato a New Orleans in occasione del French Quarter Festival del 9 aprile del 1989. Essi hanno riproposto la musica di Bob Scobey del quale hanno preso anche il nome del gruppo “Frisco”. Dei membri del gruppo solo il pianista Pistorius è nativo di New Orleans, per il resto abbiamo Chris Tyle dell’Oregon, Hal Smith californiano, Amy Sharpe dell’Arkansas, David Sager del Maryland, oltre a Bernie Attridge dall’Inghilterra e Jacques Gauthe dalla Francia. Tutti insieme uniti dalla stessa passione per la musica di New Orleans.

Discografia:

Milneburg Joys.

Chris Tyle (corn) David Sager (tb) Jacques Gauthe (cl-ss) Amy Sharpe (bj) Bernie Attridge (b) Hal Smith (dr)

Dallas Blues / Skid-Da-De-Dat / On Revival Day / New Orleans Joys / Panama / Pork And Bean / Milneburg Joys / Kansas City Man Blues / Some Of These Days / Wild Man Blues / San Antonio Rose / Frisco Rider / San / Georgia Bo-Bo / I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None Of This Jelly Roll / Of All The Wrongs You’ve Done To Me / That’s A Plenty.

(GHB Records 277) New York, 1989.

San Francisco Bound.

Chris Tyle (corn) George probert (ss-st) Bob Mielke (tb) Steve Pistorius (p-vc) Amy Sharpe (bj) Bill Carroll (tuba) Hal Smith (dr)

South / Got Dem Blues / Firechief Rag / Sugar Blues / Soprano Sax Marmalade / Flamin’ Mamie / Trouble In Mind / Down Where The Sun Goes Down / Gutbucket Blues / Ostrich Walk / Railroad Blues (I’m San Francisco Bound) / I Love My Baby / Come Back, Sweet Papa / Blame It On The Blues / Beale Street Mama / Ragtime Dance / Storyville Blues (Those Draftin’ Blues) / All The Girls Go Crazy.

(Stomp Hoff Records 1211) New York, 1990.chiusura

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