As the world continues to get smaller, we come to the talents of one of the hardest working jazzbo/sax men in Israel. Leading a talk show band, playing with everyone and working hard to make his sextet's debut make an impact, Friedman keeps making moves to sharpen his chops and make his present felt. With kind of an underlying Paul Winter vibe to his impressionistic compositions, Friedman is another of the new breed of players to put the music front and center and leave the frippery for those competing for the mainstream top of the charts. A well textured set that let's you lounge around in your relaxed fit, atavistic jazz genes, this is a reminder of the easy jazz you enjoyed when the world was young. Very much the kind of set that shows a bright future form a rising, new pro.