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Don Friedman, Richard Williams, Rudresh Mahanthappa

05/04/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

We celebrate the jazz birthdays of pianist & composer Don Friedman; trumpeter Richard Williams, who recorded only one album under his own name but recorded extensively with Charles Mingus and alto saxophonist & composer Rudresh Mahanthappa.



How Deep Is The Ocean
Artist Name: Don Friedman
Composer: Irving Berlin
Soloists: Don Friedman-Piano
CD/Album: Live At Maybeck
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 4608
Release Year: 1994
Note: Birthday: Don Friedman 5.4.1935


Let's Cool One
Artist Name: Clark Terry & Max Roach
Composer: Thelonious Monk
Soloists: Clark Terry-Trumpet ; Max Roach-Drums ; Don Friedman-Piano
CD/Album: Friendship
Record co./Cat #: Eighty Eights/Columbia 87171-2
Release Year: 2002
Note: Birthday: Don Friedman 5.4.1935


So Danco Samba (I Only Dance Samba)
Artist Name: Stan Getz
Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes / Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees
Soloists: Stan Getz-Tenor Sax ; Antonio Carlos Jobim-Piano
CD/Album: Stan Getz: The Girl From Ipanema - The Bossa Nova Years
Record co./Cat #: Verve 823 611-2
Release Year: 1963
Note: Listener Request


Saudade Fez Um Samba
Artist Name: Joao Gilberto
Composer: Carlos Lyra, Ronaldo Boscoli
Soloists: Joao Gilberto-Vocals, Guitar
CD/Album: The Legendary Joao Gilberto
Record co./Cat #: World Pacific 7 93891 2
Release Year: 1961
Note: Listener Request


Artist Name: Charles Mingus
Composer: Charles Mingus
Soloists: Richard Williams-Trumpet ; Charles Mingus-Bass
CD/Album: Mingus Dynasty
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 65513-2
Release Year: 1959
Note: Birthday: Richard Williams 5.4.1931


Gone With The Wind
Artist Name: Christina Machado
Composer: Irving Berlin, A. Winbel, H. Magidson
Soloists: Christina Machado-Vocals ; Nicholas Payton-Trumpet
CD/Album: Christina Machado
Record co./Cat #: Summit Records 1017
Release Year: 2002


Quiet Please
Artist Name: Booker Little
Composer: Booker Little
Soloists: Booker Little-Trumpet ; Don Friedman-Piano
CD/Album: Out Front
Record co./Cat #: Candid 79027
Release Year: 1961
Note: Birthday: Don Friedman 5.4.1935


Bag's Groove
Artist Name: The Modern Jazz Quartet
Composer: Milt Jackson
Soloists: Sonny Rollins-Tenor Sax ; Milt Jackson-Vibes ; John Lewis-Piano
CD/Album: The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings Of The Modern Jazz Quartet 1956-64
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 7-249
Release Year: 1958


Soy Califa
Artist Name: Dexter Gordon
Composer: Dexter Gordon
Soloists: Dexter Gordon-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: A Swingin' Affair
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7-84133-2
Release Year: 1962


City Sunrise
Artist Name: Stefon Harris, David Sanchez, Christian Scott
Composer: David Sanchez
Soloists: Stefon Harris-Vibes ; David Sanchez-Tenor Sax ; Christian Scott-Trumpet
CD/Album: Ninety Miles
Record co./Cat #: Concord Picante 32904-02
Release Year: 2011
Note: New


Freddie Freeloader
Artist Name: Chano Dominguez
Composer: Miles Davis
Soloists: Chano Dominguez-Piano
CD/Album: Flamenco Sketches
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 79453 2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Artist Name: Jazz Soul Seven
Composer: Curtis Mayfield
Soloists: Terri Lyne Carrington-Drums ; Wallace Roney-Trumpet ; Ernie Watts-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Impressions Of Curtis Mayfield
Record co./Cat #: BFMJazz.com 302062 413-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Artist Name: Vijay Iyer
Composer: John Lennon
Soloists: Vijay Iyer-Piano
CD/Album: Reimagining
Record co./Cat #: Savoy Jazz 17475
Release Year: 2005


What Is This Thing Called Love
Artist Name: Don Friedman
Composer: Cole Porter
Soloists: Don Friedman-Piano ; Peter Bernstein-Guitar
CD/Album: Waltz For Marilyn
Record co./Cat #: Jazz Excursion 110
Release Year: 2007
Note: Birthday: Don Friedman 5.4.1935


Muziqawi Silt
Artist Name: Either/Orchestra
Composer: Girma Beyene
Russ Gershon
Soloists: Henry Cook-Baritone Sax ; Rick McLaughlin-Bass ; Russ Gershon-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Live In Addis - Ethiopiques 20
Record co./Cat #: Buda Musique 860121
Release Year: 2004


Playing With Stones
Artist Name: Rudresh Mahanthappa
Composer: Rudresh Mahanthappa
Soloists: Rudresh Mahanthappa-Alto Sax
CD/Album: Samdhi
Record co./Cat #: ACT Music 9513-2
Release Year: 2011
Note: Birthday: Rudresh Mahanthappa 5.4.1971


Artist Name: Bebel Gilberto
Composer: Caetano Veloso
Soloists: Bebel Gilberto-Vocals
CD/Album: Bebel Gilberto
Record co./Cat #: Zirigutboom/Six Degrees 1101-2
Release Year: 2004


Artist Name: Ornette Coleman
Composer: Ornette Coleman
Soloists: Ornette Coleman-Alto Sax ; Don Cherry-Pocket Trumpet ; Charlie Haden-Bass ; Billy Higgins-Drums
CD/Album: Change Of The Century
Record co./Cat #: Atlantic 1327
Release Year: 1959


Forgotten Men In Silver
Artist Name: Mary Halvorson Quintet
Composer: Mary Halvorson
Soloists: Mary Halvorson-Guitar
CD/Album: Bending Bridges
Record co./Cat #: Firehouse 12 12-04-01-016
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Afro Blue
Artist Name: Robert Glasper Experiment
Composer: Mongo Santamaria
Soloists: Erykah Badu-Vocals ; Robert Glasper-Piano
CD/Album: Black Radio
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 88333 2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


New Orleans After The City
Artist Name: Hot 8 Brass Band
Composer: Bennie Pete, Raymond Williams, Terrell Batiste, Alverez Huntley, Gregory Veals, Chadrick Honore
CD/Album: Treme Season 2
Record co./Cat #: Rounder/HBO 9130-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Cry To Me
Artist Name: Professor Longhair
Composer: Russell
Soloists: Professor Longhair-Piano, Vocals
CD/Album: Crawfish Fiesta
Record co./Cat #: Alligator 4713
Release Year: 1980


Miles Runs The Voodoo Down
Artist Name: Miles Davis
Composer: Miles Davis
Soloists: Miles Davis-Trumpet ; Wayne Shorter-Soprano Sax ; Joe Zawinul-Electric Piano ; Chick Corea-Electric Piano ; John McLaughlin-Guitar ; Dave Holland-Bass
CD/Album: Bitches Brew
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 54519 2
Release Year: 1969


Bembe Swing
Artist Name: Rick Davies
Composer: Rick Davies
CD/Album: Salsa Nortena
Record co./Cat #: Emlyn Music 1002
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Dolphin Dance
Artist Name: The Blue Note 7
Composer: Herbie Hankcock
Soloists: Nicholas Payton-Trumpet
CD/Album: Mosaic
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 28123 2
Release Year: 2009
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