Mike Freedman: jazz guitarist/composer from Toronto, Canada
"Canadian jazz guitarist Mike Freedman has been a prominent musician on the Toronto music scene for more than three decades. . But with his first album in his own name - the first as conductor - and nine of his own compositions, he also proves with all the desired clarity that he in his own right has more and more to offer. Into the Daybreak is thus a solid outing, a kaleidoscopic, many faceted, colourful and yet stringent album with music that both captures and flows. A melodic thread runs through the songs on the album. A thread that not only gives the listener easy access, but also creates coherence, depth and weight".