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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
Bass Videos

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
Bass Videos

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
Bass Videos

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...

Michael Hedges with Michael Manring: Ignition
Bass Videos

Michael Hedges with Michael Manring: Ignition

It is hard to imagine how these two musicians could produce so much sound, but then again, there will only be one Michael Hedges, and there’s only one Michael Manring. Here’s the duo performing the tune “Ignition” – from Hedges’ Oracle album – with some background on the tune by the late, great guitarist.

Adam Nitti, Patrick Pfeiffer, Gerald Veasley & Michael Manring: Come Together
Bass Videos

Adam Nitti, Patrick Pfeiffer, Gerald Veasley & Michael Manring: Come Together

One of the highlights of this year’s Gerald Veasley Bass Bootcamp was the Bass & The Beatles concert on Saturday night. The camp’s clinicians took the stage to perform their bass-focused takes on Beatles’ songs. The night closed with a pretty epic, special four-bass arrangement of “Come Together”. Bassists Adam Nitti, Patrick Pfeiffer, Gerald Veasley and Michael Manring combined to...

Jan-Olof Strandberg Releases “Made in Finland” with Michael Manring
New Albums

Jan-Olof Strandberg Releases “Made in Finland” with Michael Manring

Finnish bassist Jan-Olof Strandberg has released his seventh album as a leader entitled Made In Finland. The new effort also includes contributions from fellow bass heavyweight Michael Manring, along with keyboardist Kimmo Tapanainen, saxophonist Risto Salmi, drummer Kimmo Pörsti and guitarists Matias Kupiainen and Petteri Hirvanen. Included in the package is an hour long DVD with live studio performances by...

Michael Manring and Kevin Kastning Release “In Winter”
New Albums

Michael Manring and Kevin Kastning Release “In Winter”

Take two musicians who love to push the boundaries of their respective instruments, put them together, and they still probably won’t sound like the pairing of bassist Michael Manring and guitarist Kevin Kastning. The duo have just released In Winter, a twenty track album offering what Manring describes as “avant garde, improvised music with a mysterious, atmospheric quality.” The album...

Zon Guitars Releases All-Bass Holiday Album, “Holiday Rumblings”
New Albums

Zon Guitars Releases All-Bass Holiday Album, “Holiday Rumblings”

Zon Guitars is getting in the holiday spirit with an all-new holiday album featuring the Zon artist roster. Zon Guitars: Holiday Rumblings feature bassists Michael Manring, Ray Riendeau, Jonni Lightfoot, Alex Bershadsky, Scott Harlan, Zander Zon, Mike Dimin and Chuck Bianchi all performing their bass-focused takes on traditional holiday music. The CD is available now in limited quantities from the...

Grant Stinnett and Michael Manring: “Money Talks” Duet
Bass Videos

Grant Stinnett and Michael Manring: “Money Talks” Duet

Hearing Michael Manring and Grant Stinnett perform together is really quite an experience. Not only are they both absolute wizards on the bass, they really complement each other equally well. Here, the duo performs “Money Talks”, originally recorded on their Project M album, which also features bassists Rob Gourlay and Jim Stinnett.

Michael Manring Announces Fall/Winter Tour Update and Clinics
Concerts & Tours

Michael Manring Announces Fall/Winter Tour Update and Clinics

Michael Manring is kicking off another busy fall and winter season, with several performances and clinics planned in the U.S., Finland and France through January 2012. “Manring Bass Workout” will be held in New Hampshire over the weekend of October 21st and 22nd, with hands-on instruction, performances and demonstrations. A solo masterclass is planned for France in November. Michael Manring...

Alberto Rigoni Releases “Rebirth”
New Albums

Alberto Rigoni Releases “Rebirth”

Bassist Alberto Rigoni has released his second solo album, Rebirth, on Nightmare Records. The 9-track set sees Rigoni flexing his compositional muscles with compelling tunes that range from ambient grooves to full-on prog-rock jams. Rigoni, who is also a member of Twinspirits and Lady & The Bass, enlisted the help of fellow bassists Michael Manring and Yves Carbonne on a...