Joe Manis – The Golden Mean (SCCD 33120)

SCCD 33120 Joe Manis “The Golden Mean” Since his Steeplechase debut release of “North By Northwest” SCCD 33102 in September, 2012, Joe Manis has kept this organ trio featuring George Colligan busy performing in and around Oregon where he bases his activities on. Here is their second album which clearly shows the intensity and remarkable rapport of a tightknit working band. “Adding Colligan’s B-3 to his trio provoked an enjoyably incendiary chemical reaction on their 2013 album North by Northwest, with the two soloists inspiring each other to ever more daring flights, mostly in the classic style.”— Willamette Week JOE MANIS tenor saxophone, bass clarinet** GEORGE COLLIGAN Hammond B-3 organ, … Continue reading

Joe Manis – North by Northwest (SCCD 33107)

SCCD 33107 Joe Manis Trio”North By Northwest” SteepleChase’s new recording artist Joe Manis (saxophone) has originally established himself in Northwest – Oregon, though his active performing career reaches East Coast of USA and European cities as well. Manis’ SteepleChase debut album features pianist/organist George Colligan who currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Manis finds in this organ trio the ideal stage to displays his intense yet sophisticated music. Manis is the recipient of 2013 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. 1. Suspect (Joe Manis)2. Pennies From Heaven (Arthur Johnston)3. I Can't Get Started (Vernon Duke)4. Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin)5. Final (Joe Manis)6. How High The Moon (Morgan Lewis / Nancy … Continue reading