Don Friedman Day

May 4, 1935 – June 30, 2016

 

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Pianist Donald Ernest “Don” Friedman was born on May 4, 1935, in San Francisco, California.

San Francisco-born, Don started his piano education at five and while a teenager in the San Fernando Valley, developed a love for jazz.

Self taught, he made gigs with Shorty Rogers, Chet Baker, Ornette Coleman, and Scott LaFaro. Dexter Gordon tapped him as a sideman and a long and fruitful career began.

More: Solo at Jazz Baltica

Playlist:

1 – 35 West Fourth Street
2 – Friday Morning
3 – Waltz For Marilyn
4 – Almost Everything
5 – Chopinesque
6 – Roud Midnight
7 – My Foolish Heart