Wed March 6, 2024

Renaud Garcia-Fons Solo (F) / David Friesen Circle 3 Trio (USA)

Renaud Garcia-Fons Solo
Renaud Garcia-Fons: bass

David Friesen Circle 3 Trio
David Friesen: hemage bass, piano
Joe Manis: tenor, soprano saxophone
Charlie Doggett: drums

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The trio's joyful interactions offer surprise, beauty, and depth at every turn. "...a fabulous musical fabric with rippling and sometimes broodingly percussive, tumbling grooves upon which foundation they create a unique sonic architecture. (JazzDaGama


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. (JM/Jazz Clubscene)

Everything the trio plays is colored with a pronounced individuality. The harmonic depth, intense rhythm and subtle interaction they employ mesmerizes an audience.  Doug Ramsey/Downbeat, Jazz Times

David Friesen, Prodigious technique … compelling story telling … mood-exploring … spaciousness of spirit … one of those musicians who can never get enough of music. (William Minor)

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  Times)
David Friesen has recorded over 80 CD's as a leader/ co-leader and appeared as a sideman or featured artist on more than 100 recordings. He has performed and/ or recorded with many of the great names and legends of jazz including: Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, Michael Brecker, Bud Shank, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Freddy Hubbard, Art Farmer, Clark Terry, Joe Venuti, Mal Waldron, Jaki Byard, Kenny Drew Sr., Chick Corea, Milt Jackson, Slim Gaillard, John Scofield, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Paul Motian, Jack Dejohnette, Airto Moreira, and many others. He has performed in concert as a soloist (Friesen is one of two or three bassists in the world that is able to play a solo concert and keep an audience riveted) and with his own groups throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Turkey, Poland, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, China, Russia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Nigeria and the Ukraine. 

David Friesen is included in 2 recent separate polls as one of the 100 Greatest Jazz Bassists of all time, and one of 20 of the most influential jazz bassists in the history of jazz.  In 1997 he was nominated for the best jazz bassist in the American Jazz Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Friesen was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame at the first induction ceremony Sept. 2007 and the Oregon Jazz Society Hall of Fame May 2012. 

Friesen has written two musical scores for animated shorts, both of which have been Academy Award Nominees
David Friesen’s original composition Playground placed 2nd in the 2014 International Songwriting Competition with over 18,000 applicants. 

Bassist David Friesen is a phenomenon, a player whose musicianship, tone, time and imagination are uncategorizable. (Nat Hentoff