Thursday, November 6, 2008
Mat Maneri - Pentagon
Son of renowned but criminally under-recorded saxophonist, pianist and microtonal composer Joe Maneri, Mat is one of the premier violinist/violists in the jazz/improv scene, playing from with everybody from Matthew Shipp and Sean Noonan to Cecil Taylor and Borah Bergman. In Pentagon he tries to expand upon the colossal sound of the 69-71 Miles ensembles with it's sensous, sundry spaciousness and use of two electric keyboards (played here by Joe, who also plays sax. and Craig Taborn). A wonderful album.