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Don Friedman

Hot House

Catalog # 376

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1. 35 West 4th Street (Friedman) (7:52)
2. Hot House (Parker - Gillespie) (7:30)
3. My Funny Valentine (Rodgers - Hart) (8:33)
4. But Beautiful (Burke - Van Heusen) (5:31)
5. Blues In A Hurry (Friedman) (5:53)
6. Anna Maria (Shorter) (7:29)
7. Soul Eyes (Waldron) (7:53)
8. Sail Away (Harrell) (8:16)
9. Waltz For Marilyn (Friedman) (6:10)
10. You Go To My Head (Gillespie - Coots) (9:54)
Notes: I first met Don Friedman when he made a series of five wonderful records at Downtown Sound, in 1977 and 1978. He always had terrific rhythm sections, using various combinations of Frank Luther or George Mraz and Ronnie Bedford or Billy Hart. I seem to recall Pepper Adams and. Jimmy Knepper were also on one of the dates. The only problem with the records were they were not for Chiaroscuro, but were produced by Gus Statiras for release on his Progressive label, both in the United States and in Japan. I enjoyed the sessions, enjoyed the records when they were released, and still enjoy those that have been reissued on CD.
Performers: Tim Armacost, tenor saxophone; Don Freidman, piano; Ron McClure, bass; Tony Jefferson, drums
Producer: Hank O'Neal
Mastered by: Jon Bates/Mix Masters
Artwork: Ian Clifford