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Artist: Friesen, David
Title: My Faith, My Life
Format: CD
Label: ORIGIN RECORDS  ( http://originarts.com )
Catalog Number:82768
Barcode:805558276828 itemnumber=1000123046
Price: $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 11/16/2018
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Solo Bass/Solo Piano 


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Promotional Info
International touring; 340 US radio and press contacts services including JazzWeek reporting stations

As early as 1976, Nat Hentoff wrote: "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." Hentoff was not speaking of promise or potential, but actual performance, and forty-two years later, with My Faith, My Life, bassist David Friesen has added immeasurably to his stature. With its two CD suites complementing each other so fully, it's an epochal achievement - a testament to the offers of faith, matched with a purposeful life. Disc One is a 13-piece solo performance on his Hemage Bass, which calls attention to the intimacy and immediacy of his compositions. The solo piano of Disc Two highlights Friesen's supple touch on an instrument he's not generally known for. Closing the set, the composition "My Faith, My Life" sums it all up: a credo, affirmation, reverence - lower register continuity laced with sublime melody: a hymn to the Source of all song, with a fitting Amen at the close. •"One of the most eminent exponents of the instrument, he maintains an astonishing level of virtuosity." - LOS ANGELES TIMES

Track Listing
Disc One:

 1. 
[3:34]  Ancient Kings 

 2. 
[2:43]  Another Anthem 

 3. 
[3:18]  Children of the Kingdom 

 4. 
[4:23]  Roof Tops 

 5. 
[1:37]  Color Pool 

 6. 
[3:55]  Long Trip Home 

 7. 
[3:54]  Sitka in the Woods 

 8. 
[3:01]  Martin’s Balcony 

 9. 
[2:10]  Prelude 

10. 
[1:06]  Sons and Daughters 

11. 
[4:16]  Islands 

12. 
[3:34]  Flight of the Angels 

13. 
[8:24]  Lament For the Lost/Procession 

Disc Two:

14. 
[2:44]  Sequence 

15. 
[3:40]  A Light Shining Through 

16. 
[3:22]  Araya 

17. 
[2:26]  Still Waters 

18. 
[3:13]  Resurgence 

19. 
[2:23]  Right From Wrong 

20. 
[4:52]  Another Time, Another Place 

21. 
[2:44]  Playground 

22. 
[2:10]  1969 Rolls Royce 

23. 
[4:35]  Perseverance 

24. 
[2:25]  New Hope 

25. 
[3:25]  Song For Ben 

26. 
[2:18]  Only Just Yesterday 

27. 
[3:29]  Evening Spring 

28. 
[3:31]  Time Changes 

29. 
[3:49]  My Faith, My Life 


Performers on this Album
David Friesen: Hemage Bass (Disc One), Piano (Disc Two)
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Location: Ravenscroft Studios, Carefree, Arizona
Original Recording Engineer: Peter Swann, Rob Moore
Mastering Facility: Specialized Mastering, Portland, Oregon
Mastering Engineer: Dana White
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