CHILLED BRASS - CLICK ON THE COVER FOR MORE INFO

Jim's 12th recording project takes on the smooth jazz genre with pulsating rhythms, melodic solos and punchy horn lines!   Brand new original tunes and new versions of "Wade in the Water" and "Walk on By"

BRASS POISON TOO! - click on the cover for more info

Brass Poison Too

With this second project, I once again wanted to explore some of the great music that was put out in the 70's and beyond, featured on Poison Brass. This time we added a little Brass Poison to Dizzy, Brubeck, Steps Ahead, King Crimson, and even the Beatles - along with some originals and a tribute to Maynard's classic tune L-Dopa. So turn up the volume,sit down between the speakers,or stick your buds in your ears and hold on to something

BRASS POISON - click on the cover for more info

Brass Poison

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 others - I still love that era and it brings back many great memories when music seemed more creative and exciting.

 

SPLENDOR IN THE BRASS - click on the cover for more info

Splendor in the Brass

Trumpeter Jim Manley reaches into the past on his latest CD release for the Victoria Company label, entitled "Splendor in the Brass." Fronting a 12-piece big band, Jim toys with jazz standards using a 60's flavor. Backed by St. Louis'finest musicians, Jim's trumpet soars, pops, sizzles and purrs through these exciting arrangements.

SPLENDOR ON THE BRASS 2 - click on the cover for more info

Splendor In the Brass 2

The follow-up CD to Jim's critically acclaimed first Big Band CD. 12 swinging cuts featuring Jim's trumpet & flugelhorn with the different sections of the Big Band, Full Band, and guest artist Bucky Pizzarelli on Guitar.