Waltz for Debby
APRIL 2004, 441 JAZZTIMES MAG
The Valley of San Fernando – native place for Mr.Friedman, he his childhood there, whilst West Coast Jazz placed its pinnacle, at that point took after flying stream eastbound and retained each new console style worth mixing into his to some degree one of a kind style. He’s presently existing confirmation of possibility to analyze different lifechanging situations. Like moving to NY for example.
Don is the trickiest man of a not looking test, like those two songs can affirm. In fact, he represents Ahmad Jamal’s gloat, Tommy Flanagan’s tastefulness, Bill Evans’s verse and the Keith Jarrett’s creative ability. However even being sixty eight and using piano at his most inventive, hard to find watchwords to bind the present basic Friedman’s style. That album was an inescapable meeting up.
The drum player – Nash, bass guitar player Mraz and Friedman. Nobody knows in what way they’ve been keeping away one from another for so long time that is one of the biggest riddles, yet like we know they work so easily, it ought to become the beginning kind of predictable stuff. No any frail focuses exist, some tunes need rehashing, for example, “I focus on You.”
Friedman has never been in front of Mraz. He continually gives an antithesis without giving up the beat. He likewise from time to time performs starting tunes; Don’s consonant sensivity was essentially excessively progressed.
Watch like 16s were exchanged by Mraz and Nash(Favor to Cole Porter). Nash’s writing manner is just remarkable. Musician creates and brings a single capper into the “Old Folks” CD”Don just has to have his own room of glory.
Check FRIEDMAN’S TRIO’S PERFORMANCE OUT ON THE JAZZ STANDARD’S SCENE IN NEW YORK.
11/06/04 WALTZ FOR DEBBY – DON FRIEDMAN
BY ANDREY HENKIN