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Sarah Manning “Harmonious Creature” served up fresh on the Jazz Breakfast…

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thejazzbreakfast.com Sarah Manning – Harmonious Creature BY PETER BACON on 9 FEBRUARY 2014 • ( 1 ) (Posi-Tone PR8117) This is the fourth CD from the US alto saxophonist and her second on this label. She has Eyvind Kang on viola, Jonathan Goldberger on guitar, Rene Hart on bass and Jerome Jennings on drums. It’s both straight down the line, small combo chamber jazz, and also somethin ...Read More

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June 11th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

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Sarah Manning “Harmonious Creature” is a DownBeat Editor’s Pick…

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www.downbeat.com BY DAVIS INMAN Sarah Manning‚ Harmonious Creature (Posi-Tone) Alto saxophonist Sarah Manning asserts her individuality on this disc‚ which brings together jazz‚ elements of American folk music and a Neil Young cover. Manning assembled an unusual quintet for this outing—Eyvind Kang‚ viola; Jonathan Goldberger‚ guitar; Rene Hart‚ bass; Jerome Jennings‚ drums—and ...Read More

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March 30th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

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StepTempest covers Sarah Manning “Harmonious Creature”…

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http://steptempest.blogspot.com The majority of the music alto saxophonist/composer Sarah Manning created for her 4th CD, “Harmonious Creature” (Posi-Tone Records), came from a month-long stay in 2012 at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.  In fact, the first track of the recording, “Copland On Cornelia Street“, was inspired by the fact she stayed in a cabin that Aaro ...Read More

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February 17th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

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TimeOutNY mentions the upcoming gig for Sarah Manning…

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http://www.timeout.com/newyork/music/sarah-manning We hadn’t heard of saxist-composer Sarah Manning until recently, but now that we’ve checked out Harmonious Creature—a new Posi-Tone set featuring piquant themes, an ambient textural feel and the leader’s distinctive liquid tone—we feel like we have a lot of catching up to do. Here, Manning celebrates the disc with help from ...Read More

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February 17th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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The Jazz Breakfast reviews Sarah Manning “Harmonious Creature”…

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http://thejazzbreakfast.com Sarah Manning – Harmonious Creature BY PETER BACON on 9 FEBRUARY 2014 • ( 0 ) (Posi-Tone PR8117) This is the fourth CD from the US alto saxophonist and her second on this label. She has Eyvind Kang on viola, Jonathan Goldberger on guitar, Rene Hart on bass and Jerome Jennings on drums. It’s both straight down the line, small combo chamber jazz, and also som ...Read More

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February 17th, 2014 at 4:58 pm

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Another insightful review of Sarah Manning “Harmonious Creature”…

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www.birdistheworm.com Working the line where jazz and folk meet, saxophonist Sarah Manning captures the vibrant energy of the former and the back porch languor of the latter.  Her 2013 release Harmonious Creature touches upon similar motifs as that of Bill Frisell and his Americana Jazz stylings, but where Frisell pretty much ventures out of jazz territory and into the folk countryside, Manni ...Read More

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February 4th, 2014 at 1:33 pm

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Lucid Culture covers Sarah Manning’s concert at the I-Beam Brooklyn…

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http://lucidculture.wordpress.com Sarah Manning’s Quintet Airs Out a Great Album’s Worth of Tunes at I-Beam When she was invited up to the McDowell Colony last year to compose, alto saxophonist Sarah Manning was not in a good place, she alluded between songs at her show Saturday night at I-Beam. But her time in the New Hampshire woods turned out to be exactly what she needed to reboot, and ...Read More

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January 29th, 2014 at 11:19 am

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Music and More reviews Sarah Manning’s new CD “Harmonious Creature”…

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http://jazzandblues.blogspot.com Sarah Manning is an alto saxophonist and composer, whose new album, Harmonious Creature features her in the company of Eyvind Kang on viola, Jonathan Goldberger on guitar, Rene Hart on bass and Jerome Jennings on drums. The album was recorded in Brooklyn about one year ago and consists of several original compositions, and some interesting covers, particularly “O ...Read More

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January 22nd, 2014 at 12:55 pm

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Sarah Manning Takes a Sensationally Successful Shot at Chamber Jazz

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http://lucidculture.wordpress.com Sarah Manning is to the alto sax what JD Allen is to the tenor: even in a world of rugged individualists, she stands out. Lots of artists doll themselves up, tone themselves down and smile sweetly for the camera for an album cover shot. Manning scowls at you from the inside of the cd booklet for her new Posi-tone album, Harmonious Creature. Her bright, defenest ...Read More

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January 22nd, 2014 at 5:53 am

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Burning Ambulance interviews Sarah Manning and discusses her career and her latest release “Harmonious Creature”…

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http://burningambulance.com “I’d Rather Say Too Little Than Say Too Much”: An Interview With Sarah Manning Alto saxophonist Sarah Manning‘s fourth album, Harmonious Creature, is out now on Posi-Tone (buy it from Amazon). Manning’s patient, thoughtful phrasing—reminiscent of Charles Lloyd—is matched on the album (which contains eight originals and covers ofGillian Welch‘s “I ...Read More

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January 22nd, 2014 at 5:49 am