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”....
Awards:Runner-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.
Notes from the Real
TCB MUSIC SA
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
Tenacious Records UPC: 750817921325 - 2001-06-26
Bill Cunliffe: Live at Rocco
Like A Dream
The Music of Eric von Essen Vol. III CG 115 Various Artists
Eric von Essen
Bobby Bradford & The Mo'tet Live at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Water Boy Records- WBR-01
James Carney: Offset Rhapsody
Dexterity Records DR A-0000002
As A Side Musician
Smoke in the Shadows
2 Trios +1 Live!
Blue Port Jazz
EJC Music 01/01/2000
Fables From the Aqueduct
Sea Breeze Records
Rob Thorsen Quartet
Azica Records AJD-72223
Donavan / Muradian Quintet
CD Baby 663227000323
CD Baby 663227000224
Jazz At The Ranch
TCB Music SA
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