Hot House

Hot House

by Don Friedman
     
 
During his long career, Don Friedman has recorded many memorable dates as a leader, though the veteran pianist remains a talent worthy of greater recognition. With seasoned bassist Ron McClure, drummer Tony Jefferson, and tenor saxophonist Tim Armacost, Friedman's adventurous set shows the obvious influence of

Overview

During his long career, Don Friedman has recorded many memorable dates as a leader, though the veteran pianist remains a talent worthy of greater recognition. With seasoned bassist Ron McClure, drummer Tony Jefferson, and tenor saxophonist Tim Armacost, Friedman's adventurous set shows the obvious influence of Bill Evans while also exploring a wide range of material. His harmonically advanced arrangement of "My Funny Valentine" features Armacost on soprano sax. He puts a fresh stamp on "You Go to My Head" in a sparkling duet with McClure. Friedman's lush solo interpretation of "But Beautiful" is also not to be missed. The driving performance of Tadd Dameron's "Hot House" finds the pianist initially taking a backseat to Armacost's blazing tenor before he and McClure make their individual statements with authority. Mal Waldron's well-known "Soul Eyes" is a marvelous duet matching McClure's warm arco bass with Friedman's lush chords. The leader also brought a trio of originals to the sessions, including the upbeat "35 West 4th Street," the frenetic "Blues in a Hurry," and "Waltz for Marilyn," the latter played unaccompanied.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2004
Label:
Chiaroscuro Records
UPC:
0091454037629
catalogNumber:
376

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don Friedman   Primary Artist,Piano
Ron McClure   Bass,Bass Guitar
Tim Armacost   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Jefferson   Drums

Technical Credits

Tadd Dameron   Composer
Don Friedman   Composer
Wayne Shorter   Composer
Mal Waldron   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Clark Terry   Liner Notes
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Tom Harrell   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Dave Kowalski   Engineer
Hank O'Neal   Producer,Audio Production
James Van Heusen   Composer
Dick Kondas   Engineer
Ian Clifford   Cover Design

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