INTERVIEW ON KYLE EAGLE's NPR syndicated show "THE MAJOR SCALE"

A pleasing find, Sam Friend has wide appeal, broad range and depth, with a lifetime of storytelling he's set for an enduring career. Listen up.”

Fiona Ord-Shrimpton, Allaboutjazz.com

The music is, by turns, questing, haunting and achingly beautiful, joyous and inebriating. Through it all is the inescapable reminder that in death, only those who are left behind feel pain and while catharsis brings a deep sigh of relief it sometimes just that – just ‘relief’. A ‘Twin’ never forgets; he just learns to cope with loss. In Friend’s case ‘coping’ has produced some of the best music that an artist could make. How do we know this? Take a listen”

Raul da Gama, Jazz de Gama

Vanity Fair

New York Social Diary

Paris Match