|Studio album by|
|Released||February 15, 2000|
|Recorded||June 8 and 9, 1999 |
Clinton Recording Studios, New York, NY
|Genre||Avant-garde, Jazz, Contemporary classical music|
|Erik Friedlander chronology|
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
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings|
The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4 stars stating "Because Friedlander explores many avenues of improvisation and composition, he can't be pegged; his work doesn't fit into a definable bag. You could call it great modern music, and that would be enough. The sounds are challenging, eminently accessible, and definitely compelling, marking more progress in this marvelous musician's burgeoning career. Highly recommended, and a step beyond his previous CD, Topaz".
Writing for All About Jazz, David Adler commented "Friedlander at times deploys his cello as though it were a second horn, joining Andy Laster's alto sax for the seductive harmonies of Mancini's "Susan." Elsewhere the cellist takes on a bass-like role, complementing the unpredictable twists and turns of bassist Stomu Takeishi ".
Bill Bennett stated in JazzTimes that "The joys of this recording are many, and Friedlander is a bandleader to watch".
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.
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).
Five is the fifth album by trumpeter Dave Douglas and the second to feature his string group following Parallel Worlds (1993). It was released on the Italian Soul Note label in 1996 and features performances by Douglas, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Drew Gress and Michael Sarin.
Leap of Faith is the 15th album by trumpeter Dave Douglas. It was released on the Arabesque label in 2000 and features performances by Douglas, Chris Potter, James Genus, and Ben Perowsky.
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.
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.
Quake is a 2003 album by cellist Erik Friedlander which was released on the Cryptogramophone label featuring the quartet that previously appeared on Topaz.
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.
Maldoror is a solo album by cellist Erik Friedlander recorded in Berlin and released on the Brassland label featuring music inspired by the French poet Comte de Lautréamont's Les Chants de Maldoror.
Last Year's Ghost is the debut album by Loose Assembly, a quintet led by American jazz drummer Mike Reed featuring alto saxophonist Greg Ward, vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz, cellist Tomeka Reid and bassist Josh Abrams. It was released in 2007 on 482 Music. The recording started in 2005 and completed in 2006, but the original sessions were lost and the album is a re-creation of the lost recordings.
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.
Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny is a studio album by Vietnamese jazz trumpeter Cuong Vu and American jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, with additional musicians Stomu Takeishi on fretless five-string bass guitar, and Ted Poor on drums. The album was released on May 6, 2016 via Nonesuch label.
Tomorrow Sunny / The Revelry, Spp is an album by American jazz saxophonist Henry Threadgill with his band Zooid, featuring Jose Davila on trombone and tuba, Liberty Ellman on guitar, Stomu Takeishi on bass guitar, Elliot Humberto Kavee on drums, and new member Christopher Hoffman on cello, who joined the group making it a sextet. It was recorded in 2011 and released on Pi Recordings.
Rings is an album by cellist Erik Friedlander which was released in 2016 on the Skipstone label.