Small Moments

by Michael Manring

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westernmost A tour de force of composition, technique and effects !
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Wyman Brantley For a player with such a keen sense of melody and harmony, it almost should not matter what instrument Michael Manring has mastered. Almost. Because as you'll hear on this album, Manring has truly advanced and expanded the electric bass--and bass music--to an awe-inspiring degree; but the music is seductive enough on its own to please those who could not care less about virtuosity. Favorite track: Night is Darkness Enough.
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Garric S Michael Manring continues to be one of the most exciting and original voices on the bass guitar with this release, containing some of the most emotionally and atmospherically charged solo bass pieces I've heard. A great source of inspiration for solo musicians of any instrument and great music for everyone! Favorite track: Encirclements.
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These are solo bass pieces, recorded live with no overdubs and minimal editing. Although I use electronics to expand and extend the sound of the instrument, almost all this processing was done on the fly during the performances. These pieces were written to be played live using only the equipment the airlines will allow me to take with me when I travel!


released April 30, 2020


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Michael Manring Oakland, California

Michael Manring is a bassist and composer known for his innovative approach. He studied with Jaco Pastorius, has appeared on hundreds of recordings and toured throughout the world. He has received Grammy and Bammie nominations, the Berklee School of Music Distinguished Alumni Award, two Gold Records, two Just Plain Folks awards and the Bassist of the Year award from Bass Player Magazine. ... more

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