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Don Friedman


A fantastic if underrated pianist, Don Friedman began playing in the Western Coastline in 1956 with Dexter Gordon, Shorty Rogers, Pal Collette, Pal DeFranco (1956-1957), Chet Baker, and also the then-unknown altoist Ornette Coleman. After shifting to NY in 1958, Friedman performed in many configurations, including along with his very own trio, Pepper Adams, Booker Small (documenting with him in 1961), the Jimmy Giuffre Three (1964), a quartet with Attila Zoller, Chuck Wayne’s trio (1966-1967), and, by the finish from the 10 years, Clark Terry’s big music group. He continued employed in NY as both a jazz educator along with a pianist with wide musical passions, and was highlighted on Concord’s Maybeck Recital Hall series (1993). Friedman also documented for Riverside, Prestige, Intensifying, Owl, Empathy, and many Japanese brands, and continued carrying out sessions in NY through the entire ’90s and 2000s. Friedman passed away on June 30, 2016. He was 81 yrs . old.

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Full Name Don Friedman
Date Of Birth May 4, 1935
Died June 30, 2016, Englewood, Colorado, United States
Profession Teacher, Politician, Businessperson, Songwriter, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist
Education Los Angeles City College
Nationality American
Children Lynn A Freedman
Music Songs Circle Waltz, Waltz for Marilyn, I Hear a Rhapsody, Opus D' Amour, Hope For Tomorrow, Memories for Scotty, Joy for Joy, Suite for 3, Nite Lites, Cloisterbells, So in Love, A to Z, Jazz Dancing, Half & Half, Beedies, Have You Met Miss Jones, Beautiful Love, When It's Time, Você E Eu, Flamands, Theme for Cee Tee, Hot House, Before the Rain, Summer's End, Memory Of Scotty, Blues In A Hurry, Stella By Starlight, 35 W 4th Street, All or Nothing at All, Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most, Daahoud, 35 West 4th Street
Albums Circle Waltz, Dreams and Explorations, Metamorphosis, Thingin', Hot Knepper and Pepper, Memories for Scotty, Reflexionen Live, A Day in the City, The Progressive, Four More, Almost Everything, Waltz for Marilyn, Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume Thirty-Three, From a to Z - Piano Works Vi, Hot House, Jazz Dancing, Live at Jazzbaltica feat. Terri Lyne Carrington, Martin Wind, My Foolish Heart, Keys in Ascension, Opus D'amour, Friday AM, Stella by Starlight, Nite Lites. The Don Friedman Trio, Timeless, My Romance, Hope For Tomorrow, Essential Jazz Masters, A Day in the City (Remastered 2015), The Very Best of Don Friedman, Sunday at the Riverside - The Best Time of Jazz Piano I, Vol. 4

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