Since our reviews are about the most creative and original artists on the globe, David's "Hemage" bass playing on this eleven-song all-original opus is the PERFECT way to close this issue out! Heck, even the artwork (by David) is an original! As you listen to songs like the beautiful 7:08 "Rainbow Song", you'll be aware, immediately, that this is the kind of jazz you've been seeking all these years... Greg Goebel's piano is wonderful on this one, and Charlie Dogget's drums keep the tune moving around the center focus - David's grand bass playing! An adventure in rambling beauty, "Turn in the Road" reminds us all that life is full of choices and decisions that will impact us forever... the decision to choose this album over all the competitors is easy, though. Of the eleven, though, it was the high-energy opener, "Whetstone", that sated my appetite and reaffirmed my belief that David's jazz works are among the very best in the world, bar none. I give Mr. Friesen and his great players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an "EQ" (energy quotient) rating of 4.99 for this superb bass-led jazz adventure.