Few solo musicians on any instrument have made music as powerful and deeply moving as David Friesen.
Larry Kelp/Oakland Tribune
. . . absolutely breath-taking musicality and performance prowess. A solo concert by David Friesen is an incredible experience. He captivated the audience.
Henry Wolking/Chairman Jazz Studies University of Utah
Seldom has a jazz musician (and never a bassist) managed to spellbind and hold an audience so happily as David did this evening.
Christer Nilsson/Orkester Journalen, Sweden
David Friesen/Glen Moore Duo
Friesen and Moore have both passed (years ago)the half-century mark, and the maturity this affords shows itself in all the best ways. All the youthful fascination with and boundless energy for their music is augmented by perspectives gained through decades of experience.
Patrick Hinely/Jazz Times
Bassist David Friesen is a phenomenon, a player whose musicianship, tone, time and imagination are uncategorizable.
Glen Moore is one of the most virtuoso bassists in jazz, a great musician open to influences from around the world.
Glen Moore and David Friesen are two musical artists who have consistently produced excellence: true giants operating on the highest level. Year after year (and for fifty years now) they have raised the bar of expectation and fulfillment, until it would appear that they can ascend no higher—yet I will not be at all surprised when, possessing the seemingly infinite talent they have (the extent of their rare gifts, their compatibility and natural consonance) they do so: offering future work we shall all be privileged to hear. Thank you, David Friesen and Glen Moore! Read More
William Minor-Down Beat, Cadence, Jazz Times
Circle 3 Trio
A young musician with talent to make larger waves. Goebel's solos rich with complexities and harmonic surprises earns sustained applause from the audience.
Charlie Doggett exhibits wondrous use of his percussives, truly remarkable discernment.
Fame Music Magazine
The David Friesen compositions are all gorgeous, rich and accessible, each tune more beautiful than the first and absolutely wonderful soloing and ensemble play at its highest level.
Everything the trio plays is colored with a pronounced individuality. The harmonic depth, intense rhythm and subtle interaction they employ mesmerizes an audience.
D.Ramsey/Downbeat, Jazz Times
The sum of the whole (David Friesen’s Circle 3 Trio)is far greater than the figuration of its parts. Friesen has forever tread outside the ordained paths and will never cease to do so. Be ye dumbstruck with awe at the pure artistry of it all.
Fame Music Magazine
It’s been said of David Friesen that He does for the art of bass playing what Pythagoras did for the triangles.
Patrick Hinely/Jazz TimesWatch video of David Friesen's Circle 3 Trio recorded live on TV
David Friesen Quintet
David Friesen International Trio
Great music... Jazz on a high level... a guitarist rarely sounded as emotional and subtle as Christian... appealing virtuosity, wit and imagination.
A. Austrup Munstersche Zeitung
Few drummers equal Lijbaart's awareness of sound... it forces you to listen carefully.
Volkskrant, The Netherlands
David Friesen China Trio
As one of the most sought after jazz musicians – being a guitarist, a composer and an educator at the same time – Lawrence Ku has been part of the exploding music scene in China.
All That Jazz
Amazing Alec Haavik is known for his mutli-textured, genre-bending, hyper-expansive, death-defying jazz playing and compositions.
David Friesen UK Trio
Martin Hathaway is still Britain's most underrated alto saxophonist.
Dave Gelly/The Observer
Green's virtuosity... his work can be both intricate and assertive and is constantly inventive.
Pete Martin/Jazz UK