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.
David Friesen is doing for the bass what Pythagoras did for
—Patrick Hinely/Jazz Magazine
Bassist David Friesen is a Phenomenon, a player whose musicianship, tone, time and imagination are
One of the most eminent exponents of the instrument, he maintains an astonishing level of virtuosity.
—Leonard Feather/Los Angeles Times
David Friesen's music is extremely complex while retaining a simple beauty, it's liltingly melodic, full
of open space, and refreshingly peaceful.
—Lee Hildebrand/San Francisco Music Express
Anyone who was lucky enough to see David Friesen live on stage, who could see how he bends in near
contemplation over his unique instrument which has been manufactured in Austria, how he strikes the
strings with his left(!) hand in order to drum complex rhythms on the body of the instrument with his
right hand, now begins to understand: A creative search has come to its destination with great feeling