In 1949 Oscar Pettiford broke his arm playing baseball.
He could still move his fingers even though his arm was in a sling, so he began experimenting with a cello a friend had lent to him. He tuned the cello like a bass only an octave higher and later made history recording a series of cello-led projects including the great, under-recognized 1964 Fantasy release, “My Little Cello” featuring a photo of his newborn son whom he named Cello
Erik Friedlander tosses away his bow for this new band, playing only pizzicato in a world steeped in the influences of Oscar Pettiford and the small group feel of Herbie Nichols.
Erik Friedlander – cello
Mike Sarin – drums
Trevor Dunn – bass
5 thoughts on “Erik Friedlander broken arm trio photos”
can’t wait to see them next sunday! when i see your images, i think i won’t take any myself 😉 very good.
Well thank you. But it’s great to have your own images, for the archive
Enjoy it Sunday
Nice musician portrait, great bokeh
Seen in my contacts’ photos. (?)
Nice shot and insight.
you’re right. not as good as yours, but for the archive…