Alto saxophonist and composer Sarah Manning is a harmonious creature.
She is the lone red fox atop a pile of shale on the outskirts of the urban
landscape, her singular musical voice illustrating the contradiction of an
artist drawn to the woods even as she feels the gaze of a thousand bright
city lamps. With the release of Harmonious Creature on Posi-Tone on
January 21st, 2014, she unites the small town and the metropolis with
compositions featuring violist Eyvind Kang, electric guitarist Jonathan
Goldberger, bassist Rene Hart and drummer Jerome Jennings.
According to JazzTimes critic Carlo Wolff, “There’s something animistic
about Manning’s work…Her music – original and brave – shows Manning
knows where the wild things are