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Jacam Manricks

Jacam Manricks (Picture supplied)

Before you get your hopes up, saxophonist Jacam Manricks is returning from New York only during his tour, but he’s in Melbourne on Sunday night at Bennetts Lane.

The line-up is exciting, especially as bassist Linda Oh (who was born in Malaysia, studied in Perth and went to Manhattan School of Music in New York) will be visiting for the first time since her hit performances at Wangaratta Festival of Jazz in 2009.

Linda Oh at Wangaratta Festival of Jazz 2009

Linda Oh at Wangaratta Festival of Jazz 2009

Jacam Manricks Quartet’s Australia/New Zealand tour to promote the album Trigonometry will feature Linda Oh bass, Eric McPherson drums, Jackson Harrison piano and Jacam Manricks sax & compositions.

The Australian tour dates are as follows:

Fri-May 27: Brisbane-Valley Jazz Festival at the Judith Wright Center (420 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley) 7:30pm
Sat-May 28: Gold Coast-Arts Center (135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise) 7.30pm
Sun-May 29: Melbourne-Bennetts Lane Jazz Club (Bennetts Lane Melbourne) 8pm
Mon-May 30: Melbourne- Oakland Studios (Workshop) (14A Metropolitan Ave Nunawading) 6-8pm
Fri-June 3: Darwin-Darwin Entertainment Center, Studio Concert 8pm
Sat-June 4: Sydney-The Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre (Cleveland Street, Sydney) Concert 8pm
Sun-June 5: Canberra -University of Canberra Concert NATSEM building (University Drive South at UC) 6pm
Mon-June 6: Adelaide- The Wheatsheaf Hotel (39 George St, Thebarton Adelaide) 8pm
Wed-June 8: Hobart- Conservatorium Recital Hall, Tasmania University 5 Sandy Bay Rd Hobart 8pm





3.5 stars

FOR his third recording as leader, New York-based saxophonist/composer Manricks has a fresh ensemble for these nine originals — three revisited from the album Labyrinth — and a cover of Eric Dolphy‘s Miss Ann.

Manricks treats Dolphy’s piece deftly and much more mildly. His beautifully expressive sax on the newer Labyrinth has a warmer, engaging tone that infuses the whole album.

Alan Ferber‘s trombone and Scott Wendholt‘s trumpet are used with restraint to enhance Cluster Funk and the pensive Nucleus.

Playing with dextrous liquidity that seems effortless, Manricks is well attuned to his rhythm section of Gary Versace, Joe Martin and Obed Calvaire in what is an intricate, engaging and accomplished outing.

File between: Mark Turner, Joshua Redman
Download: Nucleus, Mood Swing


Review also published in Play section of Sunday Herald Sun on October 10, 2010.