Bevan Manson Trio on CD: The Jazz Cave
The Jazz Cave features the Bevan Manson Trio with Edwin Livingston, bass and Matt Gordy, drums as well as several tunes with celebrated jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton, and appearances by organist Brian Charette, bassists Jeff D’Angelo and Santino Tafarella, and percussionist Brad Dutz.
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“The very enjoyable music on The Jazz Cave is his latest accomplishment." Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist/Historian
Album NotesComposer/pianist Bevan Manson's new jazz album on MeisteroMusic Records, 'The Jazz Cave', includes an eclectic set of new tuneful post-bop charts and harmonically sophisticated contemporary lyrical pieces and standards.
It features his interactive trio with Edwin Livingston or Jeff D'Angelo on bass and Matt Gordy on drums, several cuts with celebrated L.A. jazz songstress Tierney Sutton, and one cut with the exciting young organist Brian Charette from NY, L.A. percussionist Brad Dutz and young bassist Santino Tafarella.
Jazz Improv Magazine has called his work "radical recasts of old wine in new bottles that bear repeated listening" while the San Jose Mercury New/Half Moon Bay Standard said that his piano playing "takes the listener on a fascinating voyage... his improvisations have a Bach-like buildup".
Bevan has worked with a wide variety of jazz and classical artists, including Jimmy Guiffre, Cheryl Bentyne, Gunther Schuller, George Garzone, Howard McGhee, Bob Sheppard, Matt Wilson, Ira Sullivan, The Fringe, Encore Saxophone Quartet, L.A. vocalist Cathy Segal Garcia, Joel Harrison, Cecil McBee, former LACO clarinetist Gary Gray, LACO violist Victoria Miskolczy, New Hollywood String Quartet, and many others.
Currently based in the L.A. area, Bevan has also worked in the TV and film industry. His music has been featured in several major films, including Morgan Spurlock’s movie, ‘The Greatest Story Ever Sold’. His music has appeared in the TV series ‘Breaking Bad’'and 'Big Bang Theory', among others. He has written scores for several independent films including ‘Banya’, ‘Killian’s Chronicle’, and ‘The Imported Bridegroom’. He also worked on the theme song for the TV series ‘Parks and Recreations’, and has appeared on-camera as a sideline musician on other shows such as ‘House’, ‘My Boys’, ‘JAG’, and ‘Numbers’, among others.
Other CDs - Jazz - Rhythm Chowder
Bevan on CD - Concert Music - Music of Bevan Manson
California Concertino for Flute & Chamber Orchestra
Sara Andon, flute; members of the Hollywood Studio Symphony; Scott Hosfeld, conductor
Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano
Amy Hershberger, violin; Jennie Hansen, viola; Wolf Sebastian, cello; Bevan Manson, piano
Andrew Leonard, clarinet
Love In A Time of Garlic
Irina Voloshina, violin; Jennie Hansen, viola; Wolf Sebastian, cello
“Manson’s writing is brilliant, inventive, witty but never self-consciously clever.” Rafael de Acha, Rafael’s Music Notes (Cincinnati)