Don Friedman

Born: May 4, 1935    Primary Instrument: Piano

Don Friedman

Don Friedman was born May 4, 1935, in San Francisco. His parents loved classical music and they owned a piano. Under their guidance, Don started playing at age four. He began lessons at five with a private teacher named Katherine Swint. Though he had no exposure to jazz at this time Don taught himself to improvise.

When he was 15, his family moved to the San Fernando Valley in Greater Los Angeles. Two years later he began to head regularly for the Hollywood Palladium to hear the bands of Les Brown, Stan Kenton and Billy May. That fueled his love for jazz. Kenton soloists Lee Konitz, Conte Condoli, and Frank Rossolino inspired Don as he transformed his focus from classical music to jazz....
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Theme and Variations

Don Friedman 1978

Gone with the Wind

Don Friedman 1978

Hot Knepper & Pepper

Don Friedman 1978

Love Music

Don Friedman 1978


Harold Ashby 1978


Don Friedman 1978


Roman Schwaller 1978

Half & Half

Friedman/Mitchell 1979

Ave of Americas

Don Friedman 1980

In Our Own Sweet Way

San Salvador 1982

Into Somewhere

Don Lanphere 1983


Reflexionen 1983

Spirits Fly With the Wind

John Shaw 1984


John Shaw 1984

I Hear A Rhapsody

Don Friedman 1984

Reflexionen Live

Reflexionen 1986

Water Gypsies

John Shaw 1986


Don Friedman 1986

Remember To Remember

Reflexionen 1986

Far Away Land

Don Friedman 1987

It's Meant To Be

Don Friedman 1987

Sweet View

Eiji Nakayama 1987

Legend of Lake

Don Friedman 1988


Clark Terry 1988


Friedman/Flenter 1989

Live At The Village Gate

Clark Terry 1989

Circle Waltz/Then & Now

Don Friedman 1991

Never Always

Don Friedman/Don Thomson 1992

Bruno Di Filippi In NY

Bruno Di Filippi 1992

Lee Konitz Meets Don Friedman

Lee Konitz/Don Friedman 1992

Don Friedman At Maybeck

Don Friedman 1993

You & The Night and the Music

Bruno Di Filippi 1995

Days of Wine and Roses

Don Friedman 1995


Konitz/Friedman/Zoller 1995

Almost Everything

Don Friedman 1995

This Is Me

Andrew Cheshire 1996

Lili Marlene

Bruno Di Filippi 1996


Lew Tabackin 1996

Red Sky Waltz

Don Friedman 1996

My Romance

Don Friedman 1996

You My Love

Bruno Di Filippi 1997


Don Friedman 1998

Live in QE2

Clark Terry Quintet 1999

Charles Mcpherson Quartet

Charles Mcpherson Quartet 2000

Attila's Dream

Don Friedman Quartet 2001

A Salute To Bird

Mcpherson/Friedman 2002


Clark Terry/Max Roach 2002

Waltz For Debby

Don Friedman Trio 2003

My Favorite Things

Don Friedman Trio 2004

Hot House

Don Friedman Quartet 2004

Alone Together

The VIP TRIO-Don Friedman/John Patitucci/Omar Hakim 2004

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