Erik Friedlander has always worked to stake out new ground for the cello in both his compositional choices and his dynamic improvising style. His music blends his vision of what the cello can be pushed to do, while maintaining a firm grasp on traditions, both improvising and classical. In this special set of solos performances, Erik shows why he is considered one of music's most creative and progressive instrumentalists. Solos: the jazz sessions is a 39 part television music profile/performance series. Each episode features complete musical pieces, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with some of today's most notable jazz artists. Shot in HDTV with multiple moving cameras and a medley of elegant, cinematic lighting designs, Solos: the jazz sessions showcases an exciting and dynamic variety of jazz styles ¿ from the blues and boogie-woogie to bebop and beyond.