At the ripe age of 72 David Friesen has achieved a major breakthrough with Where the Light Falls. He is an artist who has labored intensely and compassionately for a lifetime in the jazz harvest, inspiring and teaching many the joys of music, and he is reaping his bounty now. Joined by his Circle 3 Trio mates Greg Goebel on piano and Charlie Doggett on drums with guitarist Larry Koonse on several tracks, Mr. Friesen has been set free to compose and perform with an abandon that is alternatively touching and thrilling. The contributions of Mr. Goebel, Mr. Doggett and Mr. Koonse are endlessly creative and fresh sounding, providing chemistry and flow that encompasses many emotions and insights. Mr. Friesen's Hemage bass has never sounded more powerful and involved on this overall superlative recording. Where the Light Falls is the kind of record that sets another enormously high standard in the jazz vocabulary for the creativity, purpose and beauty that is possible in a small ensemble. Thank you David Friesen!!!