Dave Frishberg

Genres: Jazz Spoken Word
Tags: jazz piano contemporary jazz funny america schoolhouse rock rx rdl bilititas objectum-sexualis nichopoulooza os group jll Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David L. Frishberg, 23 March 1933, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Frishberg learned to play piano as a child, at one point horrifying his teacher by arranging a Mozart test-piece as a conga. After studying journalism at the University of Minnesota, he spent two years in the US Air Force before he decided to take the plunge and try to earn his living playing piano in New York City. During the 60s, musically his formative decade, he played in bands led by jazz musicians such as Bobby Hackett, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge and Gene Krupa. He also accompanied many singers, including Carmen McRae, Dick Haymes, Susannah McCorkle, Anita O’Day, Irene Kral and Jimmy Rushing, often creating stylish arrangements which presented the singer in a new light (for example Rushing’s 1971 set, The You And Me That Used To Be). During this period, Frishberg was busily writing songs, which were performed by O’Day, Blossom Dearie, Al Jarreau, Cleo Laine and...

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