ECM Recordings is one of the leading and most respected jazz labels in the world. For many jazz musicians its an achievement being on ECM, a dream coming true.
At PG Special Agent I am working with two new projects that are related to this fine establishment.The American duo Mat Maneri / Lucian Ban; coming out with their duo debut for ECM entitled “Transsylvanian Concert”.
And the Italian pianist and drummer Emanuele Maniscalco who is an artist just added to the agency. I will work with him solo, and he is out now on ECM with his trio “Third Reel” feat. Nicolas Masson (sax), Roberto Pianca(gui) and Emanuele Maniscalco (dr).
Emanuele Maniscalco (1983) is living and working in Copenhagen. Still a student at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen supervised by renowned Danish pianist Carsten Dahl ,where he will finish his Post Graduate as soloist in summer 2014. Emanuele is a very talented and versatile musician who has both the drums and piano as “main instrument”. He has studied in Italy and played on more than 15 releases as bandleader and sideman via Italian labels in the past. His is working on various new projects and the moment. Among them is the trio THIRD REEL project out now on ECM feat Nicolas Masson (sax), Roberto Pianca(gui). Future release projects also include duo collaboration with US bass player Thomas Morgan.
Here at PG I will focus on his solo work as well as his duo collaboration with american bass player Thomas Morgan.
Tour + booking:
Emanuele Maniscalco can be booked as solo piano NOW. Live projects for 2014 include duo tour with Thomas Morgan ( Morgan is currently out on the latest Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet album "Wislawa"(ECM Recordings) and touring with Craig Taborn Trio feat. Gerald Cleaver)
Lucian Ban/ Mat Maneri
Twice nominated in 2005 & 2006 for the Hans Koller “Best European Jazz Musician Preis“, pianist, composer & arranger Lucian Ban meets up with 2006 Grammy Nominee for “Best Alternative Album” Mat Maneri to create something spectacular. The album is due for release via ECM Recordings in april 2013.
The two musicians have first collaborated in the award winning third stream extravaganza Enesco Re-Imagined, a CD that appeared on many critics “Best of 2010” lists and featured a stunning group of musicians – Badal Roy, Tony Malaby, Ralph Alessi, John Hebert, Gerald Cleaver among others - in a daring re-imagining of the works of famed romanian violin virtuoso George Enescu. Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri also collaborated on "Angels of repose" - a quartet featuring drummer Randy Peterson and bassist Drew Gress.
Tour period autumn 2013: 02-10 nov 2013 for this duo. Booking NOW!!
More info also on Lucian Ban WEB: