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Don Friedman

p, *1935 US, San Francisco
Musician of Jazz

Donald Ernest Friedman (born May 4, 1935 in San Francisco, California), better known as Don Friedman, is a jazz pianist. On the West Coast, he performed with Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, Buddy DeFranco and Ornette Coleman, among others, before moving to New York. There, he led his own trio in addition to playing in Pepper Adams's, Booker Little's and Jimmy Giuffre's bands in the sixties. He was also a part of Clark Terry's big band. He currently works in New York as a pianist and jazz educator. He has many fans in Japan, and has toured the country.

  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Jazz
  • Spoken Word
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
Intro bruno on Unfinished by Simona Bencini
Memories for Scotty on Pieces of Jade by Scott LaFaro
Thingin on Thingin by Lee Konitz, Don Friedman & Attila Zoller
Confirmation on Standards In Cagliari by Don Friedman, Tommy Bradascio & Jeff Fuller
These foolish things on My Romance by Don Friedman
Desafinado on My Foolish Heart by Don Friedman
Au Privave on The Progressive by Don Friedman
What Are You Doing with the Rest of Your Life on The Progressive by Don Friedman
Woody N' You on Jazz Dancing by Don Friedman
Stella by Starlight on Stella by Starlight by Don Friedman

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Remembering Attila ZollerDon Friedman2016Album
Strength And SanityDon Friedman2016Album
Jazz DancingDon Friedman2015Album
Don Friedman Plays Don FriedmanDon Friedman2012Album
Alone TogetherHank Jones, Don Friedman2012Album
At The MoviesHerb Geller with Don Friedman2007Album
Piano Works VI: From A To ZDon Friedman2006Album
In A WordNicole Pasternak With Don Friedman, Dennis Irwin And Special Guest Ralph Lalama2005Album
Hot HouseDon Friedman2004Album
Memories For ScottyDon Friedman with Scott LaFaro2004Compil.
My Foolish HeartDon Friedman2003Album
My RomanceDon Friedman1997Album
ThinginLee Konitz, Don Friedman & Attila Zoller1996Album
You And The Night And The MusicBruno De Filippi Bruno De Filippi / Don Friedman Quartet Don Friedman1995Album
At MaybeckDon Friedman1994Album
Lee Konitz Meets Don FriedmanLee Konitz, Don Friedman1994Album
I Heard A RhapsodyDon Friedman1994Album
Opus D'AmourDon Friedman & Don Thompson1992Album
The ProgressiveDon Friedman1991Album
Circle Waltz Then & NowDon Friedman1991Album
TogethernessDon Friedman, Klaus Flenter Quartet1989Album
Memories For ScottyDon Friedman With Scott LaFaro1988Album
Sweet View - Live In JapanEiji Nakayama, Don Friedman1988Album
Far Away LandEiji Nakayama, Don Friedman1987Album
Half & HalfDon Friedman Meets Red Mitchell1986Album
ConversationEiji Nakayama Meets Don Friedman1986Album
Later CircleDon Friedman1983Album
Hot Knepper And PepperDon Friedman1980Album
Don FriedmanDon Friedman1980Album
Avenue Of The AmericasDon Friedman1980Album
Themes And VariationsDon Friedman1979Album
Hope For TomorrowDon Friedman1975Album
MetamorphosisDon Friedman1966Album
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