Born: May 30, 1958
Anyone who has been involved with the Los Angeles jazz scene over the last quarter century doesn‘t need to ask, but if you haven’t, you‘ve been missing out and you’re in for a long overdue treat with this release of his first solo CD. Saxophonist Chuck Manning is not new to recording-he has made dozens of appearances and collaborations with other musicians such as the Los Angeles Quartet, and his long-time collaboration with Swiss multi-instrumentalist Isla Eckinger. Chuck Manning’s new CD “Note’s from the Real” “…is a great one” writes the LAWeekly. “Manning is a fine inventive tenor player. With Joe Henderson as his baseline, he plays a gorgeous ballad, can blow some brilliant and slightly understated post -bop frenzy, and can lay out the bop lines fresh”....
AwardsRunner-up prize in the 1996 Cognac Hennessey Jazz Search Los Angeles Jazz Quartet and The James Carney Group
Chuck has a bold sound and keen rhythmic sense. -Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times.
No matter what the context, tenor Manning’s mix of smarts and heart will get to you he always seems to work out just the right solo for the moment LAWeekly.
…rare sense of integrity and conviction. -L.A. Jazz Scene.
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