- 1B.B. Gun08:47
- 4Shuffle One (Big Leg Shuffle)07:47
- 5Patton 805:16
- 6Gout Foot Shuffle07:37
- 7Dog Funk Walking09:17
- 8Hungry Pig Shuffle06:45
Info for Shuffle
This project started with the news that jazz organist Michel Bénébig had finally located the legendary San Francisco guitarist, Carl Lockett. Michel had wanted to play with Carl since hearing him play with Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff.
Soul jazz is thought to be a branch of hard bop, which grew out of African-American music(s) such as work songs, the blues, and (in terms of the central role of the organ) has very close links with gospel music. The role of the jazz guitarist in this tradition is profound. The guitarist must be a great soloist but also an exceptional accompanist. Carl Lockett is all of this and more!
Roger Manins, saxophone
Ron Samsom, drums
Michel Bénébig, organ
Carl Lockett, guitar
Recorded and mixed by Jordan Stone at Roundhead Studios, May 24, 25, Oct 22, 2016
Mastered by Michael Lynch at Shoehorse Sound
Produced by Roger Manins and Ron Samsom
New Zealand saxophonist and composer, Roger Manins, grew up in the Awhitu Peninsula, picking up the saxophone at the age of 12. Manins moved to Sydney in 1994, where he based himself for much of his musical career. In 1996, he left for New York, immersing himself in the creative hub of the New York scene for almost three years. Returning to Sydney, Manins began to emerge as a powerhouse in the ebullient Australian scene, winning the Australian International Jazz Awards title (saxophone) in 2002 at Wangaratta.
Manins brings a unique Trans-Tasman perspective to New Zealand jazz and performs regularly throughout the Australasian and Pacific regions. He has recorded on roughly 30 albums with many of Australasia’s leading artists and released six of his own projects, appearing on labels such as Rattle Jazz and Rufus Records. In both his recordings and performances, Manins demonstrates a deep understanding and love all Jazz styles including Blues, Traditional, Swing , Bossa Nova, Straight ahead ‘standards’, Hard Bop, Modern Jazz, Latin Jazz and Free Jazz. Recently, Manins featured on Anita Schwabe’s Eat Your Greens released in June 2018.
Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer at The University Of Auckland’s Jazz department. As well as being co-founder and Artistic Director of CJC Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa, he also helps to coordinate the Auckland Jazz Festival.
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