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THREE MEN WALKING

Three Men Walking


With several previous collaborations under their belt, and a familial relationship, the idea of Joe and Mat Maneri working together seems entirely logical. When put together with them, any other musician would seem likely to be the odd man out. However, that is not quite how Three Men Walking works. It is true that the two Maneris probably share more stylistically, with their explorations of microtonalism and world music, but Morris is both an innovative player and a flexible one, and manages to fit into the group just fine. This is not because of rigorous planning and rehearsals -- the recording sessions were the de facto beginnings for this trio as their collaboration lasted only for a tour afterwards -- but largely because of the contributions of Mat Maneri, who often acted as a bridge between Morris and his father. This album is improvisation at its freest, with crisp, articulate guitar work on the part of Morris existing side by side with Joe Maneri's effort to coax out the tiniest spaces in between notes to produce a rich rainbow of sounds. The bridge between the two is often Mat Maneri, who plays an electric violin that emulates both the string instrument qualities of Morris' guitar and the breathy sounds of Joe Maneri's horns. Mat Maneri's bowing also often provides some grounding for the shorter, sharper notes of Joe Maneri and Morris, at times acting almost like a band stretching out to connect the two divergent sounds. Beyond Mat Maneri's impressive violin work, several other factors conspire to help this album to succeed. The first is the gentleness of it -- never does it become frantic, rarely argumentative. Also, while there aren't long periods of quiet or relief here, there is a sense of space between notes that allows the divergent threads of the music a little room to rattle around. Thirdly, the trio is given opportunity to split apart for track-long solos and duos, which show off their individual strengths and allow for greater appreciation of the work that is done as a whole. The music here is radically creative without being inaccessible, a beautiful example of innovation in jazz. ~ Stacia Proefrock, Rovi

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  • UPC: 731453102323
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  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
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  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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