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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”.

Michael Manring: Adhan
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Michael Manring: Adhan

Here’s bassist Michael Manring performing a solo piece entitled “Adhan”. Manring often uses the EBow in his performances. For this tune, he uses two.

Edo Castro Releases Sacred Graffiti
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Edo Castro Releases Sacred Graffiti

Edo Castro has just released his third solo album, entitled Sacred Graffiti. The CD showcases Castro’s innovative bass looping and use of the Ebow to create introspective and artful songs. For the album, Castro called upon his Expandable Trio, consisting of guitarist Erik Lindquist and drummer Alex Aspinall, as well as bass virtuosos Michael Manring, David Friesen and Percy Jones....

John Paul Jones, Michael Manring to Attend Manson’s Guitar Show
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John Paul Jones, Michael Manring to Attend Manson’s Guitar Show

Manson’s Guitar Shop has announced ex-Led Zeppelin/ Them Crooked Vultures bassist John Paul Jones will be a special guest at their 16th annual guitar show, set for October 23 and 24th, 2010 at the Riverside Leisure Centre in Exeter, England. Jones has a long standing with company owner Hugh Manson, who just released a signature model for JPJ based on...

Michael Manring Tour Update (Sept – Jan)
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Michael Manring Tour Update (Sept – Jan)

Michael Manring once again proves to be one of the busiest bassists around, with a fresh set of performance dates that run through January 2011. Here’s the latest schedule: September 16, 2010 Improvised ambient music with Jeff Oster, Carl Weingarten and Dave Dilullo Live Music Thursdays @ the New Zealander, 1400 Webster St, Alameda CA Saturday, September 18, 2010 Special...

Peelgreems: Shenmue, with Michael Manring (Album Sneak Peek)
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Peelgreems: Shenmue, with Michael Manring (Album Sneak Peek)

Michael Manring shared this video, saying “I recently played on a tune for a cross-cultural rock project called Peelgreems… Cool stuff!” We agree! This track is from the upcoming album, due out later this year. The band includes Alexis Hadefi on guitars and vocals, Manring on bass, Hycarpi on vocals and Kenneth Schalk on drums.