Chuck Manning

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Born: May 30, 1958    Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

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”....
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Runner-up prize in the 1996 Cognac Hennessey Jazz Search Los Angeles Jazz Quartet and The James Carney Group
”Essential listening for any local jazz listener. 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. His band is a great one, with Jim Szilagyi often matching him idea for idea. Drummer Tim Pleasant’s understated tapping and tippling and cymbal washes defy the written word. And this quartet’s unreleased album, Manning debut as a leader, is a great one.” - Brick Wahl, LAWeekly, December 22, 2006.

“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.

As a Leader

Notes from the Real
Tracks: I Didn‘t Know What Time It Was; Hey, It’s You I‘m Talking To; Ambrosia; The Spiritual; Byear; While We’re Young; Eronel; Change Partners; I Believe In You; Dear Lord.
Personnel: Jim Szilagyi: piano. Tim Pleasant: drums. Isla Eckinger: bass.
As a Co-Leader

Conversation Piece - L.A. Jazz Quartet
NAXOS JAZZ 86045-2

Look to the East - L.A. Jazz Quartet
NAXOS JAZZ 86009-2

Family Song - L.A. Jazz Quartet
Not Two Records ), MW 705-2

Astarte - L.A. Jazz Quartet
GOWI Records COG-13

L.A. Calling/Eckinger/Manning Quintet
TCB No 9090
As A Side Musician

Alphonse Mouzon Quintet: Live In Hollywood
Alphonse Mouzon
Tenacious Records UPC: 750817921325 - 2001-06-26

Bill Cunliffe: Live at Rocco
Bill Cunliffe
Azica AJD72221

Like A Dream
Darek Oles
Cryptogramophone CG119

The Music of Eric von Essen Vol. III CG 115 Various Artists
Eric von Essen
Cryptogramophone CG115

Bobby Bradford & The Mo'tet Live at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Bobby Bradford
Water Boy Records- WBR-01

James Carney: Offset Rhapsody
James Carney
Jacaranda Records

Todd Hunter
Dexterity Records DR A-0000002
As A Side Musician

Smoke in the Shadows
Lydia Lunch
Atavistic Records

2 Trios +1 Live!
Chris Colangelo
Blue Port Jazz

Le Supercool
Elliott Caine
EJC Music 01/01/2000

Fables From the Aqueduct
James Carney
Jacaranda Records

Elliott Caine

Gerard Hagen
Sea Breeze Records

Rob Thorsen Quartet
Azica Records AJD-72223

DMQ Live
Donavan / Muradian Quintet
CD Baby 663227000323

Donavan/Muradian Quintet
CD Baby 663227000224

Jazz At The Ranch
Toni Jannotta
TCB Music SA

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Primary Instrument:
Sax, tenor

Altadena, CA

Willing to teach:
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