Photo by Philippe Lissart
How is it that someone can be this in touch with their musicianship and instrument? Michael Manring is one of the most talented musicians that our world has ever seen. He’s not just a bass player of the highest order, he is someone who approaches music with all of his senses and sensibilities.
Manring is so good, that he makes you either want to quit and stop trying to play the bass, or he inspires you to take your muse to levels unknown to other mere mortals. He has technical skills that weave innovation and inspiration into everything. He makes the instrument sing in a way that we have yet to see.
From his perspective, he is always the student. Very Zen. He believes that the instrument provides so many more areas that he has yet to explore. Imagine that. As accomplished as Michael Manring is, he still believes that the electric bass is a relatively new instrument, and that the music (and art) that can be created with it are quite nascent.
Welcome to episode #6 of Groove – The No Treble Podcast. Enjoy the conversation…