Primary Instrument: Keyboard
Every now and then a uniquely talented artist, through fresh and innovative musical content, transfers a resurgence of life into the veins of a genre. This is indicative of Greg Manning’s passion to reach his listeners through melodic tunes that reach your soul.
Greg Manning, who is the former keyboardist and music director for GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist Jonathan Butler and keyboardist for Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Will Downing, Richard Elliot, Brian McKnight, Chante Moore, and Kirk Whalum, just to mention a few, guides his listeners on a journey of life’s influences compiled into his highly anticipated solo project titled The Calling. The Calling, which features the talents of acclaimed guitarist Keb’Mo’ and smooth jazz artists Kirk Whalum and MIndi Abair, is the convergence of jazz, soul, and funk, combined with musical inspiration from artists such as, Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock/ ...
-Bonnie Schendell, SmoothViews.com
Greg Manning's The Calling shines brightly. Give this album a listen, it's without no doubt worth to spend some of your precious time.
GREG MANNING MUSIC
Tracks: Groovin'; The Calling; Nick of Time (cover) Yeke Yeke Yo; After the Rain; It's Me; Shine A Light; Mountain; Wayman; Tribal Sphere; Coming & Going; The Prayer; Sunday Morning; Home;
Personnel: Andre Berry - bass; Dawn Norfleet - Vocals; Fred Clark - guitars; Hussain Jiffry - bass; Jan Stevens - percussion; Jamey Tate - drums; Jimmy Reid - sax; Keb'Mo' - guitars; Kevin Moore II - loop programming; Kirk Whalum - sax; Mindi Abair - sax; Munyungo Jackson - percussion; Patrick Bettison - chromatic harmonica; Terry Wollman - guitars; Tiffany Smith - vocals; Tom Evans - sax (more to follow)
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