Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning | In Winter

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In Winter

by Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning

Genre: Jazz: Avant-Garde Jazz
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1. Evening Against Sky Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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2. Neither Nor Here Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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3. Never Said in Rhyme Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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4. Solo in Mist Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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5. Though Unclosed, Speaking Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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6. Unseen Within Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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7. First Moment Remembrance Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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8. A Distant Path Darkly Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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9. Dissolving Floors of Memory Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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10. Internal Meanings and the Weight of Cathedrals Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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11. A Sense of Drift Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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12. Second Moment Remembrance Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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13. From a Farther Room Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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14. Perpetual in Stillness Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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15. Silence Shining Quietly Through Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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16. A Certain Slant of Light Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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17. In Movement Articulation Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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18. Third Moment Remembrance Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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19. On Retelling Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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20. Invisible True Stars At Daybreak Michael Manring & Kevin Kastning
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Roger Trenwith

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This is an album borne on a light late autumnal breeze as it flutters down to the ground from a high branch, shifting in colours as it descends. The beauty of a New England autumn turning to winter, by parts melancholic and glacial, is woven into the mesmerising framework of this record; a record where space is sometimes more important than structure.
Often infused with a jazz sensibility, Michael Manring's fretless basses put me in mind of Charles Mingus on the very quiet and deeply soulful opener Evening Against The Sky. They are often frequently locked in a textural dance with Kevin Kastning's self-designed acoustic guitars, both using odd tunings that produce unexpected and strange harmonics that contribute to the ghostliness that pervades the album. On the longer pieces, such as On Retelling, a folk-jazz warmth of spirit and a full heart make their presence felt on a simply lovely piece of music. The moods change from harmonic spatial ambience on Though Unclosed, Speaking to imagery that evokes a small bird slipping and sliding across the surface of an ice-covered pond on In Movement Articulation, to all points in-between.

Kevin's instruments include his own invented 14-string contraguitar, a 12-string alto guitar, a classical guitar and a fretless guitar. I'm no musician so I cannot easily tell when one or other is being played, but suffice to say that the acoustic sonic palette afforded by Kevin is filled with restraint, if that contradictory statement makes any kind of sense at all. Silence Shining Quietly Through is a fine example of his subtle and sympathetic playing that in tandem with Michael's sonorous bass conjures up exactly what is described by the song title.

Both musicians, especially Kevin Kastning, have close connections to Hungarian classical and jazz guitarist Sándor Szabó, who is present here as producer. Kevin has another CD out now in duet with the Hungarian which promises to be interesting, and I recently reviewed an earlier release this year with reed player Carl Clements (Ed: Dreaming As I Knew), so Kevin is one busy guy at the moment.

While this is not for the more "rock" inclined listener it is certainly a beautiful and haunting piece of work that serves as ideal wind-down music after a long day winning the bread, and as such I recommend it heartily.