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The Friedman Sessions #002

The Friedman Sessions No. 2

The Friedman Sessions is a live streaming music series offering viewers an intimate look into the world of jazz vibraphonist David Friedman, as he invites other distinguished musicians to explore the art of improvisation through jam sessions and spontaneous collaborations, direct to you from his home studio in Berlin, Germany.

The Friedman Sessions #001

The Friedman Sessions No. 1

The Friedman Sessions The Friedman Sessions is a live streaming music series offering viewers an intimate look into the world of jazz vibraphonist David Friedman, as he invites other distinguished musicians to explore the art of improvisation through jam sessions and spontaneous collaborations, direct to you from his home studio in Berlin, Germany.

In unbekannte Welten träumen – Jazz Thing

 Text: Martin Laurentius In unbekannte Welten träumen Der Albumtitel „Weaving Through Motion“ (Traumton/Indigo) lässt sich wörtlich nehmen: Mit jedem der zwölf Stücke spinnt David Friedman auf dem Vibrafon einen imaginären Faden, um am Schluss einen farbenprächtigen Gobelin zu weben; mit Friedmans frei fließender Improvisationskunst als Webspindel.

Bird is the Worm – Review

An absorbing solo vibraphone session from jazz vet David Friedman, who went twenty years since his last solo outing. His newest, Weaving Through Motion, is likely to lead to some regret that he doesn’t do the solo thing a bit more often. Along with a bunch of Friedman originals, there are four covers, including Monk’s “‘Round Midnight” and Michael Legrand’s “The Windmills of Your Mind.” Just a real intimate, patient set of tunes that gives the listener the sense that they are there in the room as Friedman works through his ideas.

Understated sophistication that aims for the heart

David Friedman’s “Weaving through motion” by Stefan Bauer | Fri, 01/09/2015 – 03:11 Understated sophistication that aims for the heart. Whoever knows me knows how fond I am of vibraphonist David Friedman’s music (though it may not be obvious from my own playing). But notwithstanding this decades-old bias, you might share my opinion that in his new solo recording “Weaving . . .” Mr Friedman is again convincing with the full weight of his irresistible sound. “His touch” would be the heading for a number of parameters that his style is composed of. The actual touch – as in attack – is the first one that comes to my mind. And mind-boggling it is still, 35+ years after I first held a Friedman album in my jittery palms (“Futures Passed”) and it first caught my ear. The German “Anschlagskultur” would be a more precise word for the ability to extract an attractive sound from a piece of metal (as well as wood, however attractive in itself already).