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Here is a sampling of what people are saying about Manhattan Brass...

“Speaking of dazzling, Manhattan Brass is off the chart...this group sounds as though they can do ANYTHING.”

“truly exceptional musicians who are also enjoying themselves, the listening experience is profound.”

“virtuosity, precision, and a stylistic mastery that could be matched by few, surpassed by none.”

"they play with impressive rhythmic energy, excellent balance, and a style that should be seen as an ideal to achieve.”

“Manhattan Brass has opened a whole new world of brass quintet performance. They are carving their own special niche - they are stellar.”

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Manhattan Holiday is the latest recording

from Manhattan Brass – a compilation of both classic and curious holiday treats, all arranged by two of the most creative artists working in music today; Carla Bley & Jack Walrath

“astounding virtuosity and wonderful purity of tone that elevates the Holiday repertoire with creative arrangements to a level that is a joy to the musical senses. Manhattan Brass has the ability to inspire a passion for Holiday music that is more than just filler music, but it is truly high artistry.”


"(the arrangements) are perfect for this talented quintet. A kooky, pulsing version of "Jingle Bells" is one highlight... Another gem is Walrath's reworking of "The Little Drummer Boy" as

"Lil Drummer Dude",  which shifts into a full-on  brass-band party."


“The best of brass for the best of holiday music!”


-Audiophile Audition

“It is the best new holiday recording I have heard this year.”

- WEMU Ypsilanti, MI

“Definitely one of the best of new holiday titles this year, though you'd expect that with such great players and arrangers (love Carla Bley). We'll be adding for this and future holiday seasons. a real gem.

-KMUW Wichita, KS. 89.1 FM

Kansas Public Radio