Manuel Dunkel United
Proton String Quartet

Meeting Point

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Photo / Cover: Maarit Kytöharju

Album information

PerformerManuel Dunkel United
Proton String Quartet
Released2012
Typealbumi/album
Players
LabelTexicalli Records Oy
Producer

Manuel Dunkel & Kari Heinilä

Where recordedStudio Emile, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki
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GenreJazz

Biography

Meeting Point is a recording made in collaboration by Manuel Dunkel United, led by the eponymous saxophonist, and Proton String Quartet. The disc consists of Dunkel's original compositions, excluding the third track. All arrangements are by the leader.

"The compositions here strike a perfect balance of written material and open spaces for improvisation. Manu’s improvisations fit seamlessly into the fabric of the writing. The songs are varied in style and mood, yet maintain a unified feel throughout. One of he most important unifying element is Manu’s always beautiful sound on both tenor and soprano which are captured perfectly on this recording. The music is intelligent, soulful, haunting, funky, elegant and joyful." -- Rick Margitza (Source: manueldunkel.com)

Tracklist

  1. SustainingManuel Dunkel
  2. StonesManuel Dunkel
  3. KevätkoivuRauno Lehtinen
  4. Le CalifeManuel Dunkel
  5. Fortitude NorthManuel Dunkel
  6. Range of Moods, Part 2Manuel Dunkel
  7. OutlinesManuel Dunkel
  8. Sustaining 2Manuel Dunkel