|American Jazz Trumpeter, Dave Douglas kept in touch with Art Director of Jazz Baltica Rainer Haarman, accompanying:
“Rainer, Have you heard the new issue of Jimmy Giuffre live in 1965? Wow, your old friend Don Friedman plays as I have never heard him. Made me think of you. Hope all is well. Your friend, Dave”
Date: February 27, 1965
Jimmy Giuffre (ldr), Jimmy Giuffre (cl, ss, ts), Don Friedman (p), Barre Phillips (b)
Warren Obluck noticed:
There have always been minutes in each show and Don’s midnight dancing party I’ve gone to when I thought that it was difficult to lend my listening ability.
It’s not only specialized professionalism. But a nticipated from his level entertainers. Or maybe, it’s a mix of passionate profundity and consonant multifaceted nature that meet up with every one of those notes. For me, they result in the sort of excellence that blows my mind.
Modern jazz has made considerable progress from the times of Civil War when musical instrument started to appear allover road shops in NO still more every month. Through a walking groups to move corridor skips; started with blues spontaneous creations in light of a basic twelve-bar example to complex forms of prevalent melodies; began with jitterbug move groups to midnight dancing parties; self-educated adequacy to studio prepared wonders, this music has passed all the road along from established society workmanship to phenomenon that artists from wherever the planet today support like a biggest phenomenon of expressive arts.
Amidst all difficulties to distributors in the fine art is solitary appearance. Appreciate for usual sounding, hard-working and consonant music tools capability, jazz industry includes the biggest amount of the piano players.
Single playing musician must play out the complicated capacity of a drum player and the symphonyc capacity of a bassist whilst concentrating on a music sound.
Single pianist playing has created at an indistinguishable rate from jazz itself and from one music style to another. In every elaborate change, more and more symphony conceivable outcomes uncover themselves.
One of Don’s most prominent qualities is his authority of this music-style. It isn’t important of understanding the specialized points of interest. Simply touching the rushes of lovely, constantly reasonable melody driving a part forward as he builds up the boundless symphony his debut’s capability – usual tune we will all perceive when he at long last displays that for viewers, basically and prudently, like a blessing.
Don Friedman, Jazz pianist
Don was highlighted with a large significant people portion in the industry since the 60-s. Presently an occupant in NY, he is a globally famous piano player, touring from New York to Europe for taking a part in celebrations, shows and parties.
Music commentator Gene Lees called Friedman, an “artist’s performer“, is famous because of genius imagination. He proceeded, “in case you’re not comfortable with the Don’s aesthetics, you need to make up for something“.
He became a musician elite member taped by Concord Jazz in the incredibly famous arrangement, “Inhabit Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Thirty-Three.” We can see that from his tapes.