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Michael Manring Announces New CD Project Release and Tour Update

Pattern Time, featuring Michael ManringMichael Manring has just announced a new CD release, featuring improvised music recorded in 1999. The release, Pattern Time, features band leader Lukas Ligeti and the band he put together, including Benoit Delbecq, Gianni Gebbia, Aly Keita and Manring.

Ligeti, invited by the Vienna Musik-Galerie festival in Austria, put together the quintet and provided “compositional input”, with musical ideas, shapes and patterns. From there, the group interpreted the concepts individually to form a unique musical conversation with each other. While difficult to classify, this release probably best fits in the jazz category, with heavy African influences. Ligeti’s music is based on the polyrhythmic style of the music of Buganda, in East Africa.

In other news, Manring has updated his busy clinic and performance schedule:

Solo workshop/masterclass
Saturday May 7, 2011 at the String Letter Music School in San Anselmo, CA

Sitting in with Guitarist Jeff Titus
Friday May 20, 2011 at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, CA

Solo performance and duos, trios with percussionist Chris Garcia and guitarist Miroslav Tadic
Saturday May 21, 2011 at the Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, CA

Solo workshop and performance
Tuesday May 31, 2011 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA

Jewels in the Square Concert Series with Manring/Kassin/Darter
Wednesday June 8, 2011 at Union Square Park in San Francisco, CA

Solo performance
Saturday June 11, 2011 at the International Society of Bassists Conference, McKenna Theater, San Francisco State University

Sligo Jazz Workshop – instruction and performances
July 19-24, 2011 in Sligo, Ireland

Solo performance
July 29-31, 2011 at the Canadian Guitar Festival in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Solo performance
Wednesday August 17, 2011 at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton, CA

Solo performance
Saturday August 20, 2011 at The Willits Community Theater in Willits, CA

Solo performance
Saturday August 27, 2011 at Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz Festival in Sardinia, Italy

Workshop and instruction
August 28-30, 2011 Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz Festival in Sardinia, Italy

Solo performance
Saturday September 24, 2011 at Poplar Playhouse House Concert in Berkeley, CA

Performance with trumpeter Jeff Oster and guitarist Carl Weingarten
Saturday 15 October, 2011 at The Gatherings Concert Series at St Mary’s Hamilton Village, Philadelphia, PA

Bass Workout – Instruction and performances
October 21-23, 2011 at Stinnett Music School in Candia, NH