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Greg Manning


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/ ...
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”He was introduced to the crowd as Greg Manning, and we were told that we’d be blown away with his playing. That was an understatement. I decided to find out more about him through others in the band. The more I learned, the more I was intrigued. So, now I present to you, keyboardist Greg Manning.”

-Bonnie Schendell,

”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.”

-Hans-Bernd Hülsmann

As a Leader

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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Hardware: - Mac G5 - Motu 828 mkII - Event Studio Precision 8 (active) - Tannoy PBM 6.5 - Bryston amp - Grace 101 preamp - Neumann TLM 170 mic - Sure 57 mic - AKG C460B - Moog Source - Fender Rhodes '74 stage (88 keys) with the suitcase preamp - Yamaha S90 - Yamaha P200 - Yamaha VL70m - Roland XV-5080 - Roland MKS-20 - Roland XP-30 - EMU: Turbo Phatt Software: - Logic - Ivory - Toontrack: EZdrummer & Superior Drums - Arturia - EWQLSO Gold - Spectrasonics: Trinity, RMX and Atmosphere - Wizoo: Darbuka and Latigo

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The Calling
Self Produced (2010)

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