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Manricks, Jacám / Labyrinth
Album:Labyrinth Collection:Jazz
Artist:Manricks, Jacám Added:Oct 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-10-25 Pull Date:2009-12-27 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Dec 27Dec 20Dec 13Dec 6Nov 29Nov 22Nov 15Nov 1

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 11, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
4.Dec 08, 2009:Memory Select
2.Dec 22, 2009:Memory Select
5.Dec 05, 2009:Music Casserole
3.Dec 18, 2009:Memory Select, Friday edition
6.Nov 27, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum, No Shoving!

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-10-25 
Manricks Music, 2009

POSTMODERN JAZZ – Reeds player Manricks leads an excellent, forward-thinking quintet (plus a chamber orchestra on 2 tracks) in a rich, innovative set. Manricks’ sax work is relaxed and clean but deeply eloquent, and his bandmates match with cool-toned, thoughtful playing that pulses just under the surface. Approachable and quite interesting.

Jacám Manricks - saxophones, clarinets, flutes
Ben Monder - guitars
Jacob Sacks - piano
Thomas Morgan - bass
Tyshawn Sorey - drums

* * * * | All good. Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 5, 7

1. 1:53 – sax & guitar play unison melody over improvisational rhythm section
2. 6:47 – weightless orchestral: evocative harmonies, cool guitar, floating sax
3. 6:21 – unusual, twisty chord sequences, melody unspools like thread. Nice!
4. 6:57 – lightly pulsating theme, falls into moodiness, soprano sax pulls it up
5. 10:54 – bright, angular tune gets deep and moody: drums shadow the piano solo; sax is reserved but tense, guitar flares out
6. 9:41 – relaxed, reflective: soloists find lots of room for lively self-expression
7. 10:14 – modal orchestral piece: angular bolero launches strident guitar, knotty piano transitions to odd rhythm for percolating sax
8. 4:57 – sparse and echoing: ripples and shimmers coldly in the dark

[ Fo ] 10/25/09

Track Listing
1.Portal 5.Cloisters
2.Micro-Gravity 6.Aeronautics
3.Labyrinth 7.March & Combat
4.Move 8.Rothko