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Michael Manring Playing Two Basses at Once
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Michael Manring Playing Two Basses at Once

I’m convinced that Michael Manring’s brain works differently than everyone else’s. His ideas are always so unique and his execution of them are jaw-dropping. Back in 1991, Manring was featured on the Spanish television program Musica NA to talk about his playing and compositions. This clip starts out with the bassist explaining his thought process on playing two basses at...

Video Premiere: Abnormal Thought Patterns, featuring Michael Manring and John Onder: Synesthesia
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Video Premiere: Abnormal Thought Patterns, featuring Michael Manring and John Onder: Synesthesia

Abnormal Thought Patterns recently released Altered States of Consciousness, a 7-track collection of instrumental prog-metal that will blow your hair back. The group, anchored by bassist Troy Tipton, also employed a host of guest artists to bolster the release. Today we’re premiering the video for “Synesthesia,” featuring bass wizards Michael Manring and John Onder. Tipton, Manring, and Onder team up...

Michael Manring’s First Solo Album Remastered, Reissued
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Michael Manring’s First Solo Album Remastered, Reissued

Jazz fusion/experimental bass virtuoso Michael Manring’s first solo album, Unusual Weather, is now available in a remastered and repackaged CD edition. Adventure Music is behind the reissue of Manring’s 1986 solo debut, which first appeared on Windham Hill Records, where he acted as house bassist. A student of the late, great Jaco Pastorius, Manring is also well-known for his collaborations...

Michael Manring: “The Enormous Room” (Sligo Jazz 2011)
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Michael Manring: “The Enormous Room” (Sligo Jazz 2011)

We recently reshared Jesús Rico Pérez’s incredible cover of the Michael Manring tune, “The Enormous Room”. Listening to Jesús’ version took my down a path to listen to more of Manring’s music once again, and I stumbled upon this video of the man himself performing the tune live at the Sligo Jazz Project’s All Star Concert in 2011. This is...

Classic Michael Hedges Album, Featuring Michael Manring, Gets Vinyl Reissue
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Classic Michael Hedges Album, Featuring Michael Manring, Gets Vinyl Reissue

The late Michael Hedges’ landmark 1984 acoustic guitar album, Aerial Boundaries, has been reissued on 180-gram vinyl. The album, considered groundbreaking for acoustic guitar, also featured a bass heavyweight — bassist/composer Michael Manring, who was not only Hedges’ regular bassist, but also house bassist for Windham Hill Records, for which Hedges recorded. Manring, who has played with a wide variety...

Groove – Episode #6: Michael Manring
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #6: Michael Manring

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...

Bass Artistry: An Interview with Michael Manring
Interviews

Bass Artistry: An Interview with Michael Manring

The art of solo bass has been steadily growing for the past couple of decades, but one bassist has always been a leading figure in the field. That bassist is Michael Manring. It’s not just his use of extended techniques, his unusual tunings, or his unique gear that sets him apart. Manring consistently presents a level of artistry that touches...

Errick Lewis and Michael Manring Jam
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Errick Lewis and Michael Manring Jam

So this video was apparently the first time bassists Errick Lewis and Michael Manring performed together. And they just decided to improvise it all the way through. Sweet.

Michael Manring and de Mania: Paint It Black
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Michael Manring and de Mania: Paint It Black

In 2006, Michael Manring tookt the stage with de Mania at the XXII Festival de México in Mexico City. The trio’s name is a combo of its members names: guitarist Alex de Grassi, Manring and percussionist Christopher Garcia. Here’s the group performing their take on the Rolling Stones tune, “Paint It Black”.

Jesús Rico Pérez: “Come With Me, My Love” Michael Manring Cover
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Jesús Rico Pérez: “Come With Me, My Love” Michael Manring Cover

Michael Manring’s “Come With Me, My Love”, which appeared on Soliloquy, is one of the great solo bass compositions and performances. So it was a thrill to hear bassist Jesús Rico Pérez perform his take – so much so, that I asked Michael to share his thoughts on the performance. Here’s what he said: “Many thanks to Jesús for his...