376 – Hot House


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)

About the Artist(s)


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.

Listen Now


Tim Armacost, tenor saxophone;
Don Freidman, piano;
Ron McClure, bass;
Tony Jefferson, drums


Hank O’Neal

Mastered By

Jon Bates/Mix Masters

Artwork By

Ian Clifford