Howling Circle

by Erik Friedlander

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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.


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 composer, an improviser, and a veteran of NYC's Downtown scene. Friedlander started studying music at at age 5 with guitar and then at age 8, cello lessons. Hiss father, a photographer and an avid music lover, made countless mixtapes. Erik's desire to actively participate in the swirl of music styles he grew accustom to hearing led him to find new ways to play the ... more

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