Photo / Cover: Maarit Kytöharju
|Performer||Manuel Dunkel United|
Proton String Quartet
|Label||Texicalli Records Oy|
Manuel Dunkel & Kari Heinilä
|Where recorded||Studio Emile, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki|
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)