Eddie Daniels: Just Friends


Just Friends


Eddie Daniels (clarinet)


To Bird With Love (GRP 9544)

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Eddie Daniels (clarinet), Fred Hersch (piano), John Patitucci (bass), Al Foster (drums).

Recorded: New York. No dates given. CD released in 1987


Rating: 85/100 (learn more)

Although it was popular in premodern jazz styles, the clarinet has had few top-level performers since the beginning of the bebop era. But Eddie Daniels, who is also a fine tenor saxophonist, concentrated exclusively on the clarinet for a time starting in the 1980s. To Bird With Love is Daniels’ tribute to Charlie Parker. “Just Friends” was the best-known track on Parker’s 1949 strings album. Daniels’ facile bebop honors Parker’s classic performance.

Reviewer: David Franklin

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