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Michael Manring

Hailed by many as the world’s leading solo bassist, Michael Manring has been pushing back the boundaries of what’s possible on the bass guitar for over three decades. While his technical skill and innovations always make an impression, it is his ability to communicate on a profound emotional level that most touches listeners. As editor Tom Darter wrote in Keyboard magazine after seeing one of Michael's solo concerts, "Forget his astounding technique and musicality; forget his absolute command of his instruments; forget how seamlessly the musical ideas and the performance of them were wedded together...The enlightenment came most from feeling (seeing, hearing) the joy Michael felt to be playing...his brand of transcendental chops and musical understanding...was all in the service of the final outcome, the joy of making music." Building on the conceptions of his teacher, the late bass legend Jaco Pastorius, Michael has developed a new approach to the instrument that includes unorthodox tunings, techniques and methodologies



Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: I’ll Never Hear My Father’s Stories Again; The Meeting Tree; We All Become Ancestors; Sweet Dreams and Travel Well; Carousel; Laughing in Whispers; Changes; Another Perspective; Ghost Tree; When Shadows Were Analog; Perspectives; The Zebra Song; Back in A Different Place; Dancing in Memory; A Musical Essay.


Article: Album Review

Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 2 - Remixes

Read "Fractal Guitar 2 - Remixes" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Guitarist & composer Stephan Thelen's experimental guitar-fest Fractal Guitar (MoonJune Records, 2019) was followed by Fractal Guitar Remixes And Extra Tracks (MoonJune Records, 2019), a substantially fresh look at the material, as well as an expansion. For the sequel Fractal Guitar 2 (Moonjune Records, 2021) Thelen produced an even more radical approach to contemporary guitar-driven music. ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Willie Oteri, Glenn Cannon, Terri Lyne Carrington, Michael Manring and Gary Willis

Read "Willie Oteri, Glenn Cannon, Terri Lyne Carrington, Michael Manring and Gary Willis" reviewed by Len Davis

Willie Oteri and Jazz Gunn, Melbourne guitarist Glenn Cannon, Michael Manring from his album The Book Of Flame, Gary Willis from Bent. Playlist Willie Oteri “Spanish Key" from Jazz Gunn (Oteri Tunes) 00:00 Glenn Cannon “Agents" from Leverage (Self Produced) 07:29 Terri Lyne Carrington “Spiral" from Structure (ACT) 15:00 Jean Luc Ponty} “Enigmatic Ocean" ...


For The Love Of Bass

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Drops of Memories (feat. Tony Franklin); In the Loop (feat. David Pastorius); Dreamers (feat. Michael Manring); Alone in the Dark (feat. Doug Wimbish); Paranoia (feat. Cody Wright); The Maze (feat. Mohini Dey) Masked Souls (feat. Nathan East & Michael Manring); Social Distortion (feat. Adam Nitti); Mad World bass cover (feat. Leland Sklar); Killers (feat. Lars Lehmann); Misirlou bass cover (feat. Lars Lehmann); Lost (feat. Adam Nitti).


Fractal Guitar 2 - Remixes

Label: MoonJune Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Point Of Inflection (Stephan Thelen Remix); Ladder To The Stars (Jah Wobble Remix); Celestial Navigation (Stephan Thelen Remix); Point Of Inflection (David Torn Mix); Mercury Transit (Barry Clevaland Mix Translation); Point Of Inflection (Bill Laswell Translation).


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Terri Lynne Carrington, Michael Manring, Gary Willis, John Novello, Dave Weckl

Read "Terri Lynne Carrington, Michael Manring, Gary Willis, John Novello, Dave Weckl" reviewed by Len Davis

From Melbourne, guitarist Glenn Cannon and Sam Aliano, plus drummer Terri Lynne Carrington, bassist Michael Manring, Keyboard player John Novello. Playlist Glenn Cannon “Agents" from Leverage (Self Produced) 00:00 Terri Lynne Carrington “Spiral" from Structure (ACT) 05:31 Michael Manring “The Fire Sermon" from The Book off Flame (Alchemy) 10:56 Gary Willis “Bent" from Bent ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Erik Escobar, Steve Hunt, Michael Manring, Alex Skolnick and much more

Read "Erik Escobar, Steve Hunt, Michael Manring, Alex Skolnick and much more" reviewed by Len Davis

Tracks from Steve Hunt's Attraction and Sixun's Nouvelle Vague plus, Attention Deficit with Michael Manring, the Alex Skolnick Trio, Third Rail with George Whitty and Dave Holland.Playlist Elektrik Market “Attraction" from Attraction (Spice Rack) 00:00 Sixun “Mo Moustic No Frog" from Nouvelle Vague (Birdology) 06:51 Attention Deficit “American Jingo" from The Idiot King (Magna ...


Three Short Stories

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Slow to Anger (Prologue); True North X; Once Upon a Time (feat. Kelly Jefferson); Monk's Unfinished Symphony; Longing; Slow to Anger; E.S.T.; A Letter to My Father (feat. Kelly Jefferson); Three Short Stories; The Itsy-Bitsy Spider Blues; Preludejavu; Once Upon a Time (Epilogue).


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New releases from Trio Grande, Chris Potter, Michael Manring and more

Read "New releases from Trio Grande, Chris Potter, Michael Manring and more" reviewed by Len Davis

Challenging music from A Love Supreme Electric, Trio Grande and much more. Playlist The Backstage “Isolation" from Isolation (Self Produced) 00:00 Trio Grande “Scoville" from Trio Grande (Whirlwind Records) 06:45 Henry Kaiser-Vinny Golia “Acknowledgement" from A Love Supreme Electric (Cuneiform) 13:36 Chris Potter “Rising Over You" from There is a Tide (Edition) 20:24 Sonar ...


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