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David Friesen

Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Born: May 6, 1942    

David Friesen

A cursory glance through the vast discography of double bassist David Friesen reads like a 'Who's Who' of Jazz. With an excess of fifty recordings as either leader or co-leader and countless sessions, David has played with far too many artists to list, but randomly pulling a few names out of the hat would give such players as Ralph Towner, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Paul Horn and Mal Waldron.

Born in Tacoma, Washington in 1942, David began his life of music at the age of ten with Accordion and ukulele, before moving on to guitar professionally at sixteen. It was a while later that David became addicted to the double bass, and I began our conversation by asking him what turned him onto the instrument....
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Once in a great while, a musician emerges with such authority and such seemingly effortless originality that his place in the front ranks of his instrument is unquestioned. So it is with David Friesen.
Nat Hentoff

David Friesen is doing for the bass what Pythagoras did for triangles.
Patrick Hinely/Jazz Magazine

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    Made With Friends

    Cristal Records
    2007
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    Christmas At Woodstock

    Cristal Records
    2006
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    Connection

    Cristal Records
    2006
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    Made In Istanbul

    Cristal Records
    2004
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    Grace

    Khaeon World Music
    2002
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    Made In Berlin

    Cristal Records
    1999
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    Still Waters

    Cristal Records
    1997
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Sep12 Mark Lewis and David Friesen
Los Corales
Keyport, WA

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Made in Istanbul

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