Will Friedwald

Will Friedwald ( born 1961 ) is an American jazz critic, author and producer.

Life and work

Will Friedwald 's since the 1980s, jazz critic for Down Beat, Jazz Times, Jazz News and works as a freelance record producer in New York. He also wrote for newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal The New York Times, The Village Voice, Newsday, The New York Observer and The New York Sun, and for such magazines as Entertainment Weekly, Oxford American, New York, Mojo, BBC Music Magazine, Stereo Review, Fi ( Delity ), and other music and film journals. He is also the author of several books on jazz history, especially the history of the Great American Songbook; in Germany was published in 1992 his work Swinging Voices of America - A compendium of great voices in Hannibal. His biography of Frank Sinatra was honored in 1996 with the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award. Together with Friedwald brought Tony Bennett in 1998 his autobiography, The Good Life out. Friedwald - described as the "The Poet Laureate of vintage pop music" - works with one of the most comprehensive databases; on his Power Mac G5 he has over 200,000 songs.


  • Jazz Singing: America 's Great Voices from Bessie Smith to Bebop and Beyond Scribner's Sons, New York. 1990th ( dt: . Swinging Voices of America - A compendium of great voices Hannibal, St. Andrew - Woerdern, 1992, ISBN 3-85445-075-3. )
  • Sinatra! The Song is You: A Singer's Art ( dt: Frank Sinatra - A Man and his Music Hannibal, St. Andrew - Woerdern, 1996 ISBN 978-3-85445-121-1 )
  • Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: An Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons
  • Tony Bennett / Will Friedwald: The Good Life. 1998
  • Will Friedwald / Yuval Taylor: The Future of Jazz, ISBN 978-1556524462