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8-07-2015, 12:59

Joe Manis - The Golden Mean (2015)

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Joe Manis - The Golden Mean (2015)

Joe Manis - The Golden Mean (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 8 Tracks | 50:35 | 118 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: SteepleChase

"Joe's third album, The Golden Mean, features George Colligan on Hammond B-3 organ and Fender Rhodes, Kevin Congleton on drums, and Lillie Manis on viola. It was recorded at Gung Ho Studio on September 24th and 25th, 2014. Joe Manis is noted for the strength of his "intense, updated take on the glorious Rollins-'Trane tradition." (Willamette Week) Manis was the recipient of a 2013 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. His album for SteepleChase LookOut Records, The Golden Mean, features George Colligan on organ, Kevin Congleton on drums, and Lillie Manis on viola was released in 2015. North By Northwest was released by SteepleChase LookOut Records in 2013..."

He released his debut album Evidence in 2009 on the 8Bells label, featuring Manis on tenor saxophone, Kevin Congleton on drums, and Portland luminary Dave Captein on bass: the Willamette Week called the album "explosive," and said "(Manis) makes Pink Floyd's 'Money' sound like something a young John Coltrane might have played"; the Eugene Weekly said: "Fabulous... Will thrill fans of Monk, Rollins."

The Joe Manis Trio was featured at Rontoms during the 2010 PDX Jazz Festival, a high-energy performance that was a featured Willamette Week "Pick" and received praise from local music critics and bloggers; the Trio returned to the Festival in 2011 and 2013. Recent Joe Manis Trio appearances include Fat Cat NYC, the Shedd Institute's jazz series, Jimmy Mak's, Tula's, and the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival.

Manis has played with Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, including a recent performance at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, and appears on their album Rise Up! on Real World Records; he has also performed with the Temptations, comedian Bob Newhart, Wayne Newton, the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra, the Eugene Opera, the George Colligan Quartet, and with the Ken Schaphorst Big Band. Manis also appears on Risky Notion (Four stars, DownBeat magazine) on Origin Records with George Colligan's Theoretical Planets.

Manis has presented jazz masterclasses across the country, including at Whitman College, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Oregon, Ferris State University, Willamette University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, Portland Community College, and Lane Community College. He received a Master of Music in Jazz Studies-Performance with Academic Honor from the New England Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon. Additional studies were at the Eastman School of Music. He currently serves on the faculty of Umpqua Community College. His article "Rhythmic Analysis: Jeff 'Tain' Watts - 'Housed From Edward'" was published in the March 2012 edition of JAZZed Magazine."

01. Three Four For Three (6:19)
02. Black Hole Sun (6:57)
03. Shorter Story (6:58)
04. Broadway (5:27)
05. Paw-Paw (7:13)
06. Goldfinger (6:36)
07. It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing (5:27)
08. Ellery's Song Flute (5:35)
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