Jacám Manricks takes us along a new Jazz tangent on his breathtaking release "Trigonometry” (Posi-Tone, 2010). This exciting musical program covers all the angles as Manricks' brilliant original compositions are presented by an amazing group of players, including celebrated pianist Gary Versace, steadfast bassist Joe Martin, and the ever bombastic Obed Calvaire on drums. There are also guest appearances from trumpetist Scott Wendholt and trombonist Alan Ferber.
Superb saxophone work, intellectually stimulating writing and ingeniously dovetailed rhythmic lines are the three sides that form the musical shape on ʻTrigonometryʼ.ʼ –All About Jazz-New York, Dan Bilawsky
ʻJacám Manricks is a rich-toned saxophonist and composer with a growing body of original tunes... Trigonometry establishes Manricks as a writer and player of note.ʼ –All About Jazz New York, Bruce Lindsay
ʻManricks displays outstanding control over his breath, expelling it in long, warm gusts. His curved glissandi are soulfully suggested amid the rapid, ringlets of sound that favor his longer lines... This is an intriguing, imaginative album and augurs well for future work from this talented musicianʼ –All About Jazz-New York, Mark Corrotto