Manuel T. Engel is a Chrysler Jazz Award WINNER, 14th Annual BILLBOARD World Songwriting Contest WINNER - Composer/Pianist/Producer. A classically trained and internationally renowned musician, combining the classic influences of Miles Davis with the breakthrough techniques of visionaries like John Cage and Sun Ra.
MTE toured in Switzerland (International Jazz Festivals of Bern, Olten, Zuerich and Montreux) Europe and the U.S., including performances in Berlin/Germany, New York/USA: Smalls, Knitting Factory, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, B.B. King (Showcase for MBK Entertainment), BAM at Fort Greene Park, Village Soul Festival, Top Events of Switzerland at Lincoln Center (Kaplan Penthouse) and Washington DC (John F
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Engel has a knack for crafting elegant, cinematic pieces of music. And it is an ability he demonstrates splendidly on ME 3” a constantly shifting improvised album with an achingly beautiful, zen-like quality to it. Throughout, Engel’s classically influenced vision is experimental and refreshingly original: his playing is minimalist at times, exotic at others, and once in a while channeling Paul Bley’s more explorative imaginings. Finally, however, it is Engel’s piano playing that stars: his dreamy solo number ‘Alithea’ ends what is a dynamic” at times eerily hypnotic” experience.
Tom Barlow, BBC/Jazzwise Magazine
”Engel finds sweet release in the emptiness of space
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