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Michael Hedges with Michael Manring: Ignition
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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
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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
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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”
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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”
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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
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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
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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”
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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...

Michael Manring Announces New CD Project Release and Tour Update
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Michael Manring Announces New CD Project Release and Tour Update

Michael 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...

Michael Manring: “Born to Be Wild” Solo Bass Performance
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Michael Manring: “Born to Be Wild” Solo Bass Performance

Filmed live at ?the Canadian Guitar Festival in Ontario last July, Michael Manring took the stage with his headless Zon bass and some slow blues. He eventually works up to a faster pace, leading him in to a rockin’ all-bass version of “Born to Be Wild”.