Dave Frishberg

Dave Frishberg is arguably the most famous living lyricist. He has written many memorable classics, including “I’m Hip,”” “Pel Me a Grape,”,” DEAR Bix,” and “Saratoga Hunch.” “Z’s,” My Attorney Bernie,” “Blizzard Of Lies,” “Another Song About Paris,”,” “You Are There,” El Cajon,” and “Let’s Eat Home.” Frishberg was a fine swing pianist and a talented singer. He moved to New York in 1956. He began his career as a pianist alongside Carmen McRae (1960-1963), Kai Winding, Gene Krupa (1960-1963), Wild Bill Davison (Bobby Webster), the Al Cohn–Zoot Sims Quintet and Bobby Hackett. CTI recorded a commercial recording in 1968 that was a hit. Frishberg made a huge impression when he moved to the West Coast in 1971 to record for the Concord label as a singer/pianist. Frishberg has also recorded albums for Omnisound and Fantasy, as well as an instrumental duet with Jim Goodwin (1992), for Arbors. Rosemary Clooney and Mel Torme have recorded many of his originals. He is well-known for his jazz career and has written many of the cartoon favorites from ABC’s Schoolhouse Rock series. Frishberg continued to record for Arbors in the 1990s and expanded into musical theater. Allmusic

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