ERIK FRIEDLANDER

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Cellist Erik Friedlander is a composer, an improviser, and a veteran of NYC's Downtown scene. Friedlander started studying music at an early age, beginning at 5 with guitar, and then at 8, cello lessons. He grew up in a house filled with music, as his father, the photographer Lee Friedlander is an avid music lover, and made countless mixtapes which played daily in their home. Erik spent his twenties honing his skills as a player and an improviser and quickly became a sought after studio musician, performing with The Mountain Goats, John Zorn, Dave Douglas and Courtney Love. Erik's desire to actively participate in the swirl of music styles he was surrounded by led him to find new ways to play the cello and drives his solo work which is varied and unusual.

Friedlander's recent projects includes Nighthawks, a new cd that was conceived during the blackout in lower Manhattan caused
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ERIK FRIEDLANDER Chimera album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chimera
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Erik Friedlander's Chimera ‎: The Watchman album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Erik Friedlander's Chimera ‎: The Watchman
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Topaz album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Topaz
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Skin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Skin
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Grains of Paradise album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Grains of Paradise
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Maldoror album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Maldoror
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Quake album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Quake
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Prowl album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prowl
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Volac: Book of Angels, Volume 8 album cover 3.52 | 2 ratings
Volac: Book of Angels, Volume 8
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Alchemy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alchemy
Third Stream 2010
ERIK FRIEDLANDER 50 Miniatures For Improvising Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
50 Miniatures For Improvising Quintet
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Bonebridge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bonebridge
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
ERIK FRIEDLANDER American Power album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
American Power
Third Stream 2012
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Claws & Wings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Claws & Wings
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Erik Friedlander - Ikue Mori - Sylvie Courvoisier : Haunted album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Erik Friedlander - Ikue Mori - Sylvie Courvoisier : Haunted
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Nothing on Earth - Original Music by Erik Friedlander album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Nothing on Earth - Original Music by Erik Friedlander
Jazz Related Soundtracks 2014
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Illuminations album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Illuminations
Third Stream 2015
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Oscalypso album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oscalypso
Post Bop 2015
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Rings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rings
World Fusion 2016
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Artemisia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Artemisia
21st Century Modern 2018

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ERIK FRIEDLANDER Erik Friedlander | Roberto Dani ‎: Schio | Duemilaquattro album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Erik Friedlander | Roberto Dani ‎: Schio | Duemilaquattro
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Erik Friedlander And Teho Teardo : Giorni Rubati album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Erik Friedlander And Teho Teardo : Giorni Rubati
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2006
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Eiger album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eiger
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Block Ice & Propane album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Block Ice & Propane
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
ERIK FRIEDLANDER Nighthawks album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nighthawks
Eclectic Fusion 2014

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ERIK FRIEDLANDER Volac: Book of Angels, Volume 8

Album · 2007 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Cellist Erik Friedlander grew up in a Atlantic Records albums covers photographer's family. He played music from early years and it looks for years he searched for possibilities to play cello in modern music and jazz. After he met John Zorn in early 90s, he got the chance to realize his visions. Still playing classical music, he recorded all series of avant-garde jazz albums (most often on Zorn's Tzadik label).

"Volac" is eighth album from Zorn's initiated post-Masada "Book Of Angels" series, where John ask different musicians to record Masada-influenced music on a way they feel it.

As rule,cello isn't very "jazzy" instrument."Volac" is even more unique because it is cellist solo album (no other musicians or instruments were involved). Warm, deeply acoustic, this album combines classic cello's timbres with lot of jazz improvs and melancholic, hot and explosive in moments klezmer material,coming from Masada roots.

For sure,this album doesn't sound as just regular jazz release. Without rhythm section at all, it possibly is closest to some acoustic guitarists works.But it's so great to listen talented cellist when he demonstrates his naked best sound, full of emotions, sometimes sad and almost lazy, and explosive and scratchy in rare moments. Musical material is good as many coming from Zorn's hand, and it's even more interesting to hear it sounding so unusual.

Really good album for everyone interested in acoustic experimental (and very different)jazz (from Indian raga-bop to NY downtown's avant-klezmer).

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