Don't Ask Why

by Jim Manley

Released 2017
Released 2017
Trumpeter Jim Manley's new funky single

62 Summers

by Jim Manley

Released 2016
Released 2016
the funkiness returns with lots of blazing horns
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Trumpet player Jim Manley's release "62 Summers" find him returning to his funky ways
With lots of punchy horns weaving in and out of the solo spots and blistering guitar solos by Jeff Snider you'll want to
crank up the volume for some funky fun

Groove Therapy

by Jim Manley

Released 2015
Released 2015
Trumpeter Jim Manley's new release - 14 groove-a-licious tunes with Jim's trumpet soaring above a bed of funky rhythms

Funk Factory

by Jim Manley

Released 2014
Released 2014
A high energy set of originals with trumpeter Jim Manley and a "horns in your face" attitude that is funkaliscious!
NOTES
I grew up musically in the late 60's early 70's and loved all the horn bands of that era the fused jazz, rock and funk together
One very unique group that came from that era was CHASE - a pop-rock band with four trumpets
This was one exciting group led by fierce trumpeter Bill Chase who came from playing lead with one of the best big bands ever - Woody Herman - 60-65 herd
Bill …
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Chilled Brass

by Jim Manley

Released 2014
Released 2014
smooth jazz genre with solo trumpet,pulsating rhythms, melodic solos and punchy horn lines.
It includes ten new original tunes and brand new versions of “Wade in the Water” and “Walk on By”
NOTES
Chilled Brass” the new recording by trumpeter Jim Manley explores the smooth jazz genre with pulsating rhythms, melodic solos and punchy horn lines.
It includes ten new original tunes and brand new versions of “Wade in the Water” and “Walk on By”

Jim uses his trumpet and trombones to add colors to the sometimes black and white smooth jazz
genre

Short Stories & Tall Tales

by Jim Manley

Released 2013
Released 2013
funky jazz fusion tracks by trumpeter Jim Manley
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Jim's latest recording
using professional loops he composed 14 new groove injected tunes featuring his trumpet, valve trombone and keyboards for a sonic adventure

Jim Manley: Short Stories & Tall Tales (2013)

By NICHOLAS F. MONDELLO, Published: November 26, 2013
Jim Manley: Short Stories & Tall Tales Back in the 60s, there was a classic James Bond film starring Sean Connery entitled Goldfinger (United Artists, 1964). The key antagonist in the action-packed film was a character named "Auric Goldfinger." He had less …
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Eight

by Jim Manley

Released 2011
Released 2011
St. Louis has generously given the music world some of its all-time great jazz musicians (OK, and great ballplayers too!)—from Miles Davis, and Clark "Mumbles" Terry to two Olivers (Nelson and Lake), and many others. It could be said that the city gave th

Brass Poison

by Jim Manley

Released 2010
Released 2010
Trumpeter Jim Manley newest release "brass poisons' pop tunes with a 70's feel
NOTES
BRASS POISON" follows in the footsteps of my last recording for The Victoria Company, "EIGHT" which was a tribute to some of the great 60's big bands.
With this project,I wanted to explore some of the great music that was put out in the 70's and beyond. I grew up listening to all the MF and Don Ellis Columbia stuff along with Blood,Sweat & Tears,Chicago,Tom Scott,the Brecker Brothers and so many …
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Christmas Unwrapped

by JIM MANLEY

Released 1996
Released 1996
Trumpeter Jim Manley leads an all-star group through some very interesting takes on traditional Holiday tunes