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Twelfth of Never

I have been a fan of Manteca's for many years and this album -- WOW -- so different, so fresh and so full of life. It's like a journey. Every tune brings you someplace wonderful. It's remarkable how songs with no lyrics can transport you to places with such visual clarity. Could not recommend a record more.

The Twelfth of Never Manteca

This is such a different album for Manteca!! It feels like a seismic emotional shift in the music. I had the feeling of walking through the woods at night while I was listening. Very cinematic, and much more introspective, moody and mysterious.
The guitar IS a great addition - it fit so nicely with everyone else..felt like there’s always been a guitar player!!!
The playing is exceptional and the sound is remarkable.


Formed: Canada

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

The funky jazz group Manteca formed in Canada around 1979. Members of the large formation included percussionists and drummers Charlie Cooley and Matt Zimbel, trumpet men Rick Tait and Steve McDade, percussionist and banjo picker Art Avalos, bassist Henry Heillig, saxophonists John Johnson and Phil Dwyer, and keyboardist Gordon Sheard. Manteca recorded its debut album, Fusion, in 1981. It was followed a year later by a self-titled sophomore released under the Ready Records label. One album after...
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The Twelfth of Never, Manteca
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Sep 23, 2016

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