Valera, Manuel

Mavo, 2018CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 24.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The trio is the configuration of choice on pianist and composer Manuel Valera’s latest endeavor. Bassist Hans Glawisching and drummer E.J. Strickland complete a strong team. Manuel draws inspiration from Nicolas Slolimsky’s“Thesaurus Of Scales and Melodic Patterns, as have many other prominent musicians. The music is linked to“The Planets“in our solar system, from Valera’s viewpoint. The results are down to earth, energetic and appreciable. “Neptune” was our favorite!


Publicist: Two for the Show Media