David Friesen plays the Hemage bass for the most part and occasionally the piano on this two disc set with saxist Joe Manis and drummers Charlie Doggett or Reuben Bradley. The firstr disc was recorded in Portland, and features nimble interplay between the three. Friesen's warm piano teams well with Manis' soprano on "Soft As Silk" and "Sequence" while his flexible bass gets funky with Manis on tenor on "Interaction" and Doggett in high hat heaven on "Skip Trip." The second disc, recorded in concert in Austria, has Friesen's piano lovely on "Going Forth" and impressionistic on "My Faith My Life" with the team asserting itself on "Skip Trip." The conversations are most lyrical and never self indulgent. Creative cohesion.