|Studio album by|
|Released||February 21, 2006|
|Recorded||March 25 & 26, 2005 |
Castle Oaks Studio, Calabasas, California
|Genre||Avant-garde, Jazz, Contemporary classical music|
|Label||Cryptogramophone CG 127|
|Erik Friedlander chronology|
Prowl is a 2006 album by cellist Erik Friedlander performing his compositions with the quartet that previously appeared on Topaz which was released on the Cryptogramophone label.
The Allmusic review by William Tilland awarded the album 4 stars stating "it's clear on this CD that Friedlander has moved well beyond simple virtuosity and has used his compositional skills and the collective talent of his group to capture something much more elusive and valuable. This is music with legs, which reveals new depths and delights even after long exposure. Highly recommended".
PopMatters rated the album 8 out of 10 observing that "Erik Friedlander’s melodies, when he deploys them, go straight to the cerebellum, where they lodge pretty much forever".
Writing for All About Jazz, Troy Collins commented "Topaz, which celebrates its tenth anniversary with this fourth album, has long been Friedlander's primary vehicle for exploring global rhythms in a jazz context, and Prowl delivers evidence of that concept in spades".
David R. Adler stated in JazzTimes that "The group’s main asset is its distinctive sound, which is quasi-electric but without conventional drums. Friedlander’s instrument can freely alternate between bass and melody, arco and pizzicato".
All compositions by Erik Friedlander except as indicated
Stomu Takeishi is a Japanese jazz bass player. He generally plays fretless five-string electric bass guitar, as well as a Klein five-string acoustic bass guitar. He often uses looping or other electronic techniques to enhance the sound of his instrument.
Erik Friedlander is an American cellist and composer based in New York City.
The Circle Maker is a double album by John Zorn featuring Zorn's Masada compositions performed by the Masada String Trio and the Bar Kokhba Sextet which was released in 1998 on the Tzadik label.
Masada Anniversary Edition Volume 3: The Unknown Masada is the third album in a series of five releases celebrating the 10th anniversary of John Zorn's Masada songbook project. It features twelve previously unreleased Masada compositions performed by Erik Friedlander's Quake (1), Rashanim (2), Dave Douglas (3), Tatsuya Yoshida (4), Naftule's Dream (5), Jamie Saft (6), Zahava Seewald (7), Koby Israelite (8), Julian Kytasty (9); Fantômas (10), Wadada Leo Smith and Ikue Mori (11), and Eyvind Kang (12).
Convergence is the 12th album by trumpeter Dave Douglas. It was released on the Italian Soul Note label in 1998 and features performances by Douglas, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Drew Gress and Michael Sarin.
Witness is the 18th album by trumpeter Dave Douglas. It was released on the RCA label in 2001 and features performances by Douglas, Chris Speed, Joe Daley, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Drew Gress, Bryan Carrott, Michael Sarin, Ikue Mori, Joshua Roseman and Yuka Honda with Tom Waits providing vocals on one track.
This Brings Us to Volume 1 is an album by Henry Threadgill featuring six of Threadgill's compositions performed by Threadgill's Zooid. The album, Threadgill's first in eight years besides the limited edition Pop Start the Tape, Stop (2005), was released on the Pi Recordings label in 2009.
Block Ice & Propane is a solo album by cellist Erik Friedlander performing compositions inspired by memories of childhood camping trips across the United States.
Broken Arm Trio is an album by cellist Erik Friedlander, bassist Trevor Dunn, and drummer Mike Sarin performing compositions inspired by Oscar Pettiford's cello work and the music of Herbie Nichols.
Bonebridge is an album by cellist Erik Friedlander which was released in 2011 on the Skipstone label.
Quake is a 2003 album by cellist Erik Friedlander which was released on the Cryptogramophone label featuring the quartet that previously appeared on Topaz.
Skin is a 2000 album by cellist Erik Friedlander which was released on the Siam label and features the quartet that previously appeared on Topaz. The album was also released as a DVD
Topaz is a 1999 album by cellist Erik Friedlander which was released on the Siam label and features the quartet that became known as Topaz.
The Watchman is a 1996 album by cellist Erik Friedlander which was released on the Tzadik label.
Grains of Paradise is a 2001 album by cellist Erik Friedlander which was released on the Tzadik label.
The Giant Pin is the second album by The Nels Cline Singers led by American guitarist Nels Cline which was released in August 2003 on the Cryptogramophone label.
Nighthawks is an album by cellist Erik Friedlander which was released in 2014 on the Skipstone label. The album was composed by Friedlander during a 5-day power outage following the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
Oscalypso is an album by cellist Erik Friedlander performing compositions by Oscar Pettiford which was released in 2015 on the Skipstone label.
Ancestors is an album by bassist/composer Mario Pavone recorded in 2008 and released on the Playscape label.
Rings is an album by cellist Erik Friedlander which was released in 2016 on the Skipstone label.