Don Friedman —
Way We Were ... LP Progressive/Teichiku (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ...
A Japanese only album from pianist Don Friedman – a record that collects material from his sessions for Progressive records in the late 70s – a set that's definitely progressive, but which also has a heck of a lot of warmth too – that fantastic balance of new ideas and lyricism that made Friedman one of the freshest pianists to emerge in the 60s, and which continued strongly through the course of later records like this! The trio features Frank Luther on bass and Billy Hart on drums – both players who can move openly with Friedman, yet keep things swinging too – a balance that's maybe not instantly heard on record – in ways that are better than we could ever hope to put in words. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life", "I Can't Get Started", "Gone With The Wind", and "Invitation". LP, Vinyl record album