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David Friesen

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Anyone acquainted with David Friesen's exceptional music quickly thinks of his creative universe. Ocean-deep in his sensitivity to the human spirit, Friesen is compassionate and his music founded on integrity and the pursuit of excellence.

Born in Tacoma, Washington May 6, 1942, he was raised in Seattle, though his first exposure to jazz music was at the age of 5 years in Spokane, Washington hearing in his home a friend of his sister Diane playing Boogie Woogie on his family’s upright piano. After this individual left the home, David went to the piano and tried to emulate what he had just heard…thus his musical career had just begun. His sister Diane played the piano and for many years growing up, together they would play four handed piano and spent many evenings playing the piano and singing. His parents Ben and Clara Friesen were not professional musicians, but his mother had played C Melody saxophone as a child and his father had a beautiful singing voice...especially at church David could hear his father’s beautiful voice harmonizing with the congregation when they would sing hymns. Far removed from the music world, His mother was a professional bowler and his father was a Life Insurance executive. However, both his parents supported his love for music and made it possible for David to explore music on many different instruments. His sister Diane’s love for the movies and acting as a child, eventually led her into a very successful career as an actress, her name known as Dyan Cannon .

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This Light Has No Darkness, Volume 1

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Recovery for Two; Motivation; Perseverance; Innocence; Basic Strategy; Time Changes; A Beautiful Moment; Tides Turning; Neves; A Smile Turns to Laughter; The Repetition; Return to the Father.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Abdullah Ibrahim, Julie Kelly, John Coltrane & Sean Mason

Read "Abdullah Ibrahim, Julie Kelly, John Coltrane & Sean Mason" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We kick off a new 846th Episode of Neon Jazz out of Kansas City with rising keyboard talent Sean Mason and music from his 2024 release The Southern Suite. From there, we hear from an indelible influence on Sean in Ray Charles. We also hear a dandy of tunes from the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, John Korbel, ...

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Article: Album Review

David Friesen: This Light Has No Darkness, Volume 1

Read "This Light Has No Darkness, Volume 1" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


In 2020, David Friesen, an American jazz artist with Ukrainian roots, released his masterpiece, Testimony (Origin Records). The set was an orchestral, spiritual soundscape featuring Friesen's jazz quartet and the National Academic Symphonic Band of Ukraine. Recorded in Kyiv, in December of 2018--about three years before Russia invaded Ukraine--the music was a majestic testament to Friesen's ...

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Motivation

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2024
Duration: 06:37

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Thousands of Ways

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Flying My Kite; Fresco; Seine Pantomime; Ribbons in the Wind; Desert Flower; Cat Got Your Tongue; Summer Nights; Erlkönig; Thousands of Ways; Hope.

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Flying My Kite

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Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 03:55

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Article: Interview

Ricky Ford: From Across the Sea

Read "Ricky Ford: From Across the Sea" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Ricky Ford is a badass tenor saxophonist. Many will recall his fierce and strong playing on his Muse releases in the '80s. Others may be aware that he was a stalwart member of big bands like the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the leadership of Mercer Ellington and with Charles Mingus and later the Mingus Dynasty band. ...

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Passage

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: In the Place of Calling; Acceptance; Yielding; Obedience; Transition; Belief; Understanding; Challenged; Victory; Direction; Thankfulness; Temptation/Overcoming; Forward; Voyage; Awareness; Struggle; Stillness; Family; Looking Past; Journey; Faith; Commitment; Perseverance; Resolution; Prayer.

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Day Of Rest

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Backward Glance; Day Dream; Goal In Mind; Green Hills Slowly Passing By; Remembering The Moment; Day Of Rest; Distant Shores; Everything We Are; In The Moment; Lovely Lady; Meaningful; Mindful Of Your Tears; My Dance; My Dog Ellie; Place Of Point; Shining Star; Song For Tristan; Time Never Ends; Unfolding; Going Forth.


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