About the album
The new impulses that the father-and-son team of Joe and Mat Maneri have brought to experimental jazz are increasingly acknowledged by their fellow musicians as amongst the most important developments in contemporary free playing. The Maneris’ improvised chamber music, as radical as it is graceful, brings the yearning passions of jazz and blues together with lessons learned from Schoenberg, microtonalism, and a dozen world music traditions. No other improviser has entered the Maneris’ idiosyncratic universe as persuasively as the great bassist Barre Phillips. Since their debut trio recording “Tales of Rohnlief”, Maneri/Phillips/Maneri have toured on both sides of the Atlantic, further refining their group understanding. “Angles of Repose”, co-produced by Phillips, captures the trio inside the ancient French chapel of Ste. Philomène, responding to the charged resonance of the church as well as to each other.
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