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Dave Frishberg: By Himself

Dave Frishberg: By Himself

Arbors Records

ARCD: 19185

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Dave Frishberg: Solo piano and vocals

"It has been a couple of decades since Dave Frishberg made a mostly piano album. A few years ago, the cornetist and author Richard Sudhalter wrote of his friend and collaborator: "David and his songs have amassed such a cult following that people often forget he«s one of the very best jazz pianists we have. I sometimes wonder whether even he has to be reminded once in a while.? Something reminded him. Four of the 14 pieces here have vocals; you can«t expect a guy with his singing habit to go cold turkey. Two of them are brand new Frishberg songs. But in this collection, he concentrates on the keyboard.? Ò Doug Ramsey, celebrated author and contributor to the leading jazz periodicals.
Here is what the critics have to say:
Dave Frishberg: By Himself Selected by Benjamin Franklin V as Writer«s Choice for 1998 in the January/February 1999 issue of Coda; and selected as a 1998 Critics Picks in the March, 1999 issue of JazzTimes by Francis Davis

I Want to Be a Sideman
Ain«t She Sweet?
Last Night When We Were Young
You Took Advantage of Me
Saratoga Hunch
Groovin« High
It Shouldn«t Happen to a Dream
Can«t Take You Nowhere
My Swan Song
Kansas City Medley: How Long, How Long Blues; I Want a Little Girl; Jumpin« the Blues; Gee Baby, Ain«t I Good to You?; Confessin« the Blues; Sometimes I«m Happy
I Could Care Less
Jump For Joy
The Trouble With Me Is You
I«ll Never Smile Again