Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
In Full Cry
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Saxophonist and clarinetist Joe Maneri has spent most of his multidecade career as a teacher and music theorist, a biographical fact you would never surmise after listening to his music. So complete is Maneri's vision of h... more »
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Saxophonist and clarinetist Joe Maneri has spent most of his multidecade career as a teacher and music theorist, a biographical fact you would never surmise after listening to his music. So complete is Maneri's vision of his instruments that he sounds as if he's made dozens of CDs instead of his precious few. His best CD yet, In Full Cry, lives plentifully up to its title. Maneri plays an efficiently microtonal sax and clarinet, often bursting into upper-register yawps. He finds notes between notes and shades between nuances, never hurrying and ever fueled by his son Mat's wide-angle electric violin. Rounding out Maneri's quartet are drummer Randy Peterson and bassist John Lockwood, who lay planks of rhythmic solidity and provide fluid meshwork beneath the music's itinerant leaps. All seasoned avant-gardists, these four make a yearning prettiness out of their music, expressing a categorical sense of the intersection between microtonalism and post-free jazz. --Andrew Bartlett
m-amerino | Brooklyn, NY, USA | 08/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This release by the classic quartet is among many great releases however its assesability perhaps, makes it the most clear for any listerner. Often highly innovative music can feel remote, like going to the High Church, The Joe Maneri Quartet in general however particularly on this recording invite you into the livingroom of their most personal ideas. For another one of their absolute best check out the Trio Recordings on the Leo lab label."
Maneri is the newly discovered jewel of jazz!!!
m-amerino | 09/13/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"His microtonal style reminds one of both Jimmy Giuffre and Evan Parker but developing uniquely...A true find!!!"