Amazon.com Widgets

Erik Friedlander

Primary Instrument: Cello

Born: July 1, 1960    

Erik Friedlander

Cellist Erik Friedlander is a composer and an improviser, a first-call studio player and a jazzbo. A veteran of NYC's downtown scene, his 12 CDs as a leader recently include, Block Ice & Propane, his solo cello reinterpretation of American roots music; The Broken Arm Trio, a trio tribute to jazz bassist Oscar Pettiford; and Volac, a romantic collection of virtuoso solo cello pieces by John Zorn. Erik has performed on 100's of recordings and soundtracks including work with Laurie Anderson, The Mountain Goats, Ennio Morricone, and Courtney Love.

Friedlander started studying music at an early age, beginning at age 5 with folk guitar and then, at age 8, cello lessons. He grew up in a house filled with music as his father, an avid music lover, made countless mix tapes. Erik's desire to actively participate in the swirl of music styles he grew accustom to hearing led him to find new ways to play the cello. His compositions and his improvising style attempt to blend the traditions of classical and popular music styles with an always evolving vision of what a cellist can be pushed to accomplish....
read more

  • BUY

    Nighthawks

    Skipstone Records
    2014
  • BUY

    Claws And Wings

    Brassland
    2013
  • BUY

    Claws & Wings

    Skipstone Records
    2013
  • BUY

    American Power

    Brassland
    2012
  • BUY

    Bonebridge

    Skipstone Records
    2011
  • BUY

    Solos: The Jazz Sessions

    Brassland
    2010
  • BUY

    Alchemy

    Brassland
    2010
View More Albums

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

CD/LP/Track Review

Live Reviews

CD/LP/Track Review

Take Five With...

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about Erik Friedlander

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Featured recording “Nighthawks”

Latest Release

Nighthawks

Skipstone Records (2014)

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Erik Friedlander events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

”Erik Friedlander can do things with a cello that should have a reasonable listener fearing for her life,” says PitchforkMedia.com, “Rostropovich one second and Rottweiler the next.”

Billboard wrote, “Friedlander [is] one of today's most ingenious and forward-thinking musical practitioners.”

“If there's a venerable tradition of American road films, Block Ice & Propane belongs in the associated list of great road albums.” -- John Corbett (Downbeat)

Primary InstrumentCello

LocationNew York, NY

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Rank: 1,090 Views: 11,353 Fans: 125
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mort Weiss

Mort Weiss

About | Enter

Rotem Sivan

Rotem Sivan

About | Enter

Michael Carvin

Michael Carvin

About | Enter

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

About | Enter

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

A musician was found with a matching name

Name:

Birthday:

Instrument:

Is this you?