“The very enjoyable music on The Jazz Cave is his latest accomplishment.”
Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist/Historian
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, with appearances by organist Brian Charette, bassists Jeff D’Angelo and Santino Tafarella, and percussionist Brad Dutz.
Bevan Manson has performed with Jimmy Guiffre, George Garzone, Bob Sheppard, Gunther Schuller, Howard McGhee, Ira Sullivan, Ron Jones L.A. Big Band, Cecil McBee, his own trio and sextet, and many other ensembles.
Formerly a faculty member at New England Conservatory and UC Berkeley, he currently directs the jazz program at Ventura College. As a composer, his music has been played by the Encore Saxophone Quartet, San Francisco Symphony, the Lobo Ensemble, Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, and many others. Bevan recently wrote the string arrangements for celebrated baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan, which he conducted at the Blue Note in New York, and has written arrangements recorded by Manhattan Transfer vocalist Cheryl Bentyne and Cathy Segal Garcia. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.
released August 24, 2019
Bevan Manson; piano; Edwin Livingston, bass; Matt Gordy, drums for tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, and 9.
Tierney Sutton, vocals, for tracks 1, 4, and 9.
Bevan Manson, piano; Jeff D'Angelo, bass; Matt Gordy, drums for tracks 3, 5 and 10.
Brian Charette, Hammond B3 organ; Bevan Manson, piano; Santino Tafarella, bass; Brad Dutz, percussion (lots of it) for track 7 only.
Evan Manson, solo piano, for track 8 only.
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5 and 9 recorded July 27, 2019 at EastWest Studios, Hollywood; Recording engineer: Les Brockmann.
Track 7 recorded May 22nd, 2019 at the Greene Room, Los Angeles; Recording engineer: Les Brockmann; Asst. Engineer: Marc Greene.
Track 8 recorded June 8th, 2016 at Ficus Acres Studio, Los Angeles; Recording engineer: Les Brockmann.
Tracks 3, 6 and 10 recorded August 5th, 2007 at Umbrella Media, Los Angeles; Recording engineer: Andy Waterman.
Mixing on all tracks by Steve Shepherd, Extreme Mixing; Mastering engineer: Ed Neumeister.
Produced by Bevan Manson and Les Brockmann; Co-Produced by Ed Neumeister.
Special thanks to: Jennie Hansen, Candace Stewart and Matt Wolach of EastWest Studios, Leslie Jacobs, Ed Neumeister, Christof Nardin, Cecily Gardner, Debra Barsha, Brian Charette, and Alan Goldman.
Special thanks to Lucas Fehring, Karl Hunger and Kirsten Edkins.
All songs BMI/Amore Publishing Co. Inc., except 'Seats Two' BMI/ASCAP (Amore Publishing Co. Inc/Mindover Music), and 'There is No Greater Love' & 'Love Walked in ASCAP.
BEVAN MANSON is a musical jack-of-all-trades as a composer, arranger, and jazz pianist.
He has received
composing commissions from Sierra Chamber Music, the Pacific
Philharmonic Foundation, the San Francisco Symphony, First Night Boston, the Channel
Islands Chamber Orchestra, clarinetist Gary Gray, and L.A. Chamber Orchestra violist
Victoria Miskolczy, among others....more