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Customer Reviews

Outstanding Musicianship, But Important Element Missing

Another truly astounding performance. Michael's musicianship and innovation is unparalleled in this recording. But the CD version of this features a 24-page booklet of album notes that describes the many alternate tunungs and techniques used in the performance of the songs. This booklet does not appear to be available in iTunes. I felt a little cheated and as a result the album just missed a 5th star.

An Absolute Masterpiece

Fanstastic. One of the best albums I have ever heard...Michael Manring is arguably the best bassist on the face of the planet, and shows it through fourteen intellectual, moving and heartfelt pieces, from the beautious gliss of "I left America" to the upbeat funk of "Excuse me, Mr. Manring." buy this won't regret it.

Solo Bass, Bass Solo

Manring continues to push the boundries of alternate tunings with amazing results.


Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Inspired by his teacher Jaco Pastorius, Manring has taken the electric bass into new territory. A native of the Washington, DC, area, he played classical bass in high school chamber groups and orchestra while also working in local Top 40 bands. From 1979 to 1982, he honed his chops in the DC fusion group Natural Bridge and also started performing with guitarist Michael Hedges. Manring played on Hedges's Windham Hill debut Breakfast in the Fields. Since then, the bassist has become the Windham Hill...
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Soliloquy, Michael Manring
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Rock
  • Released: Apr 26, 2005

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