Joe Maneri

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Joseph Gabriel Esther "Joe" Maneri (February 9, 1927 – August 24, 2009), was an American jazz composer, saxophone and clarinet player. Violinist Mat Maneri is his son.

After decades of obscurity, Maneri's distinctive saxophone and clarinet works gained praise and relative fame in the 1990s. To conventional Western sensibilities, some of his passages may sound 'out-of-tune'- but there is a consistent, internal logic to his unorthodox playing; critic Charlie Wilmoth describes Maneri's playing as "a slippery, space-filled alien blues".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Kalavinka Joe Maneri 1
1996 Three Men Walking Joe Maneri 1
1998 Blessed Joe & Mat Maneri 1
1998 Paniots Nine Joe Maneri 1
1999 Tales of Rohnlief Joe Maneri, Barre Phillips & Mat Maneri 1
2004 Angles of Repose Joe Maneri, Barre Phillips & Mat Maneri 1

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