Quake  Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander is a remarkable 'cellist whose career is marked by a striking level of achievement and creativty in a variety of musical styles. For the past ten years he has performed with artists as diverse as Joe Lovano, John Zorn, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. Quake is Erik's third CD with his band Topaz, and features ten of his most inspired compositions, as well as pieces by the Persian songstress Googosh, and the Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar.


Andy Laster
Stomu Takeishi
Satoshi Takeishi


2After Hours4:07
4Gol Gham3:35
6Beauty Beauty11:15
9Glass Bell5:31
11Aap Ki2:48


A fixture on the East Village/Downtown scene for the past decade, Erik Friedlander has become the cellist in creative improvised music. With this record Topaz, Friedlander's longstanding quartet, returns with another offering of worldly delights. Among nu

Troy Colllins, Junkmedia, 4/1/03

Cellist Erik Friedlander has reconvened his unique Topaz quartet with Quake the eclectic result. Stomu and Satoshi Takeishi on fretless electric bass and percussion, respectively, join Andy Laster on alto sax to reprise the same core lineup that has produ

Elliot Simon, All About Jazz, NY, 6/1/03

Erik Friedlander has been voted Downbeat Rising Star in the 51st Annual Downbeat Critics Poll, printed in the August 2003 issue, for his work on the cello.

Downbeat, 8/1/03