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David Friedman

vib, mar, 1944-1950 US, New York City
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. David Anthony Friedman

David Friedman (born March 10, 1944, New York, United States) is an American jazz percussionist. His primary instruments are vibraphone and marimba.Friedman studied drums in the 1950s, then marimba and xylophone in the 1960s at Juilliard. In the 1960s he was a member of the New York Philharmonic and the pit orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, and worked as a jazz musician with Wayne Shorter, Joe Chambers, Hubert Laws, Horace Silver, and Horacee Arnold in the 1970s. He and Dave Samuels played together in drum workshops before starting a project in 1975, called The Mallet Duo. They also assembled a quartet called Double Image during the years 1977-1980. Friedman later worked with Daniel Humair and Chet Baker, and taught at the Manhattan School of Music and in Montreux in the 1970s.

  • Vibraphone
  • Marimba
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Los Them on Rios by Dino Saluzzi, Anthony Cox & David Friedman
Minguito on Rios by Dino Saluzzi, Anthony Cox & David Friedman
Fulano De Tal... on Rios by Dino Saluzzi, Anthony Cox & David Friedman
Rios on Rios by Dino Saluzzi, Anthony Cox & David Friedman
Sketch # 1 on Rios by Dino Saluzzi, Anthony Cox & David Friedman
O Grande Amor on Other Worlds by David Friedman, Anthony Cox & Jean-Louis Matinier
And He Loved His Brother Til the End on Rios by Dino Saluzzi, Anthony Cox & David Friedman
Jad on Rios by Dino Saluzzi, Anthony Cox & David Friedman
My One and Only Love on Rios by Dino Saluzzi, Anthony Cox & David Friedman
Penta Y Uno on Rios by Dino Saluzzi, Anthony Cox & David Friedman

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Weaving Through MotionDavid Friedman2014Album
RétroDavid Friedman2010Album
Ear MixDaniel Humair, Marvin Stamm, David Friedman, Sébastien Boisseau2003Album
LateThorsten Klentze, Roger Jannotta, David Friedman2001Album
Birds Of A FeatherDavid Friedman & Jasper Van't Hof1999Album
Other WorldsDavid Friedman, Anthony Cox, Jean-Louis Matinier1997Album
Jazz / Minimal / AvantgardeMarkus Hauke, Michael Kiedaisch, Maki Ishii, David Friedman / Dave Samuels, Yoshihisa Taïra, Steve Reich1996Album
Signa TureFerenc Snétberger Trio with David Friedman1995Album
RiosDino Saluzzi, Anthony Cox, David Friedman1995Album
Air SculptureDavid Friedman1994Album
Hand Dance (Remixed By Sun Electric & Kookoon)David Friedman1994Album
TernaireDavid Friedman, Daniel Humair, J.-F. Jenny-Clark1992Album
Greenhouse FablesKenny Wheeler • David Friedman • Jasper Van't Hof1992Album
JunkyardDavid Charles • David Friedman1992Album
Samba ImportadoHendrik Meurkens Featuring David Friedman1990Album
Shades Of ChangeDavid Friedman, Geri Allen, Anthony Cox, Ronnie Burrage1988Album
PeaceChet Baker, David Friedman, Buster Williams, Joe Chambers1982Album
Of The Wind´s EyeDavid Friedman1981Album
Percussion ProfilesJack DeJohnette / Pierre Favre / Fredy Studer / Dom Um Romao / David Friedman / George Gruntz1978Album
Futures PassedDavid Friedman1977Album
Winter Love, April JoyDavid Friedman1975Album
Vibraphony / SaxomanieDavid Friedman / Bernd KonradAlbum
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