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Dave Frishberg

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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: March 23, 1933    

Dave Frishberg

It's difficult to find a category for Dave Frishberg's songs. The New York Times described him as “the Stephen Sondheim of jazz songwriting”, and The London Daily Telegraph called him “a Woody Allen of song”.

Long known as one of the outstanding pianists in jazz, Frishberg has since the early 1980s established himself as an internationally recognized composer and lyricist as well as a solo performer with a loyal following in both jazz and cabaret circles. Four of his albums have won Grammy nominations for best jazz vocal.

Frishberg's unclassifiable but ever-identifiable songs, including cult classics Peel Me A Grape, I'm Hip, You Are There, My Attorney Bernie and Heart’s Desire, are now widely performed and have been recorded by Blossom Dearie, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, Diana Krall, Bette Midler, Suzannah McCorkle, Tony Bennett,and many others. The New York Times critic Stephen Holden wrote about Frishberg, “Few contemporary writers have produced as many songs that have been embraced by nightclub cognoscenti. In the refinement of his language, he is equalled only by Stephen Sondheim among contemporary American songwriters.”

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  • Classics

    Milestone Records
    1991
  • Can't Take You Nowhere

    Milestone Records
    1987
  • Live At Vine Street

    Milestone Records
    1985
  • The Dave Frishberg Songbook

    Milestone Records
    1981
  • You're A Lucky Guy

    Milestone Records
    1978
  • Oklahoma Toad

    Milestone Records
    1970

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