Chamber Jazz, the 2016 release from multi-instrumentalist and composer Jacám Manricks, deftly melds traditions from multiple genres and draws influence from cornerstone artists, including Miles Davis, Beethoven, Milton Nascimento, Jean Sibelius, and Charlie Parker, with that of Manricks’ peers on the New York jazz and new music scenes. Chamber Jazz features Manricks on saxophones and woodwinds, Kevin Hays on piano and Fender rhodes, Gianluca Renzi on bass, and Ari Hoenig on drums. There are 8 originals and 2 arrangements scored for instrumentations varying from trio to septet, with multiple woodwind parts overdubbed on several tracks. The music was written to feature the drumming style of Ari Hoenig and piano playing style of Kevin Hays. The compositions have diverse melodic, harmonic and rhythmic approaches with open spaces for collective and solo improvisations, particularly from Hoenig, Hays and Manricks. Recorded on Nov 2nd 2015 by Michael Brorby in Brooklyn NY.
‘…Virtuosity…meticulous interactions…marvels of rhythmic interplay…’ Downbeat Magazine
‘…swings like mad from start to finish…’ All About Jazz
‘…Manricks’ compositional acuity as well as his performance make this recording a must hear…’ Sounds of Timeless Jazz
‘…His (Manricks’) rich sound keeps you enthralled on each moment…’ Jazz Weekly