If you have trombone-on-the-brain and are an adventurous listener, then check out Beast. This is some mad trombone music!
"Manson's adroit and inspiring performance is combined with fascinating and stimulating compositions. The result is a refreshingly "out of the ordinary" audio project." - Kevin Chiarizzio, International Trombone Association Journal, 7/07
"As for the trombone, David Manson's work is clear proof that there's life in that beast yet. Check it out. - Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic Magazine
"Wow!!! ... I am way into your project. I listened to it all the way back in the car and again when I got back to my house. Bravo on a very cool and creative project." - Mark Hetzler, former Empire Brass trombonist
"Manson is a multi-dimensional musician. He expands the musical framework for the trombone and produces challenging sounds in the process. His thought processes run deep, resulting in music with stimulating and logically flowing characteristics built into brawny trombone execution." - Frank Rubolino, Cadence
"Working in more experimental vein, and pushing the boundaries of trombone virtuosity into unexpected directions, Manson has filled this release with a variety of settings for his instrument... Suffice to say the trombone is alive and well, and conspiring with other renegade spirits to form a bestiary of intriguing and kaleidoscopic sound collages." - Marino Guida, Tangents
"Manson, an academic who has recorded impressively with tenor saxophonist Sam Rivers, proves here that he can have fun while exhibiting his virtuosity." - Ken Waxman, Jazz Weekly
Mambo Vinko (Javier Alvarez) - diesel trucks sounds + Mambo king Prez Prado + trombone. It was written for Vinko Globokar.
All Clear Now - guitarist Davey Williams and David Manson playing a Tibetan horn processed realtime by SuperCollider software.
Confessions of a Virtue Addict (Eric Lyon) - Wagnerian chorales + Japanese club beats + trombone.
RE: DAVID (Gustavo Matamoros)- live cut & past technique using stereo compressors to create an interactive process.
Freund (David Manson) - trombone & laptop computer can produce a beautiful landscape of brass tones and chordal suspensions.
David Manson's musical background includes former orchestral positions with the Florida West Coast Symphony and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. He is director of the EMIT series of adventurous music and trombonist/composer for the Zappa repertoire band Bogus Pomp, modern jazz group Fluid Motion with Sam Rivers and Brazilian band O Som Do Jazz.