This is from 2006 and a band I called Topaz with Satoshi Takeishi, Andy Laster, Stomu Takeishi and me. We recorded 4 cds over about 10 years and had a special kind of chemistry. Still love what we did together. Check this out from our last cd, Prowl. It's called Howling Circle.


from 2019 Tracks of the Month, track released January 3, 2019
Erik Friedlander, cello
Satoshi Takeishi, perc
Stomu Takeishi, bass
Andy Laster, saxophone

orig recorded for Cryptogramophone by Rich Breen
Recorded March 25, 26, 2005 at Castle Oaks Studio, Calabasas, CA.
Produced by Jeff Gauthier.


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Erik Friedlander New York, New York

Cellist Erik Friedlander is a prolific solo artist, bandleader and film composer. Having been a sought after studio musician and improviser in New York’s downtown music scene for years, Friedlander has recently become well known for his work scoring film and television. He most recently scored an episode of Matthew Weiner’s (Mad Men) new show The Romanoffs in the fall of 2018. ... more

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