Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 5 – David Friesen Quartet

This entry is part 5 of 20 in the series Live Show Reviews

Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 5 – DAVID FRIESEN QUARTET:  I have long been a fan of David Friesen’s “brand” of jazz… ever since I first heard him on Waterfall Rainbow, and right on through today when I had my first opportunity to watch him play live, and say a brief hello (thanks again, Ryan)…

I’ve also reviewed many of his great albums, most recently “Triple Exposure”, in issue # 165.  Itemizing all the great jazz players he’s performed with would be a bit ridiminous… suffice it to say that he’s “been around the block” – and it shows in the excellent performance he and his quartet gave us on the 19th of August at the wonderful Montavilla Jazz Festival (now in it’s fourth year)… just take a few seconds to view the short clip I got from that show…

As you can hear (and see, of course) the players are totally in synch, with solid performances from each of them… Rob Davis on tenor sax, Dan Gaynor on piano and Charlie Doggett on drums. 

I didn’t realize just how prolific David is until reading the sketch in the MJF booklet… he’s recorded over 75 CD’s as a leader and performed on many more with other artists.  His performance at MJF 2017 was a highlight of my jazz life, and I can’t recommend his work strongly enough… be sure to visit his artist page on Facebook!

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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