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Drastic Measures
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Manring takes drastic measures in his continuing crusade to push the bass out of the rhythm section and into the spotlight. Lyrical solos, bass overdubs, some virtuosic arpeggios, and breathless passage work illuminate ensemble-oriented originals as well as updated versions of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" and Chick Corea's "500 Miles High.

Michael Manring ‎– Drastic Measures. Label: Windham Hill Records ‎– WD-1102. Country: US. Released: 1999. Bass – Steve RodbyWritten-By – Michael Manring. Written-By – Chick Corea. 11. When Last We Spoke.

Drastic Measures Q&A. Producers Michael Manring. Writers Michael Manring. More Michael Manring albums.

This album is an interesting combination of Michael Manring's own compositions and some interesting covers (Sting - Spirits in the Material World, Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze, and Chick Corea - 500 Miles High). Almost everything is 'Soft Jazz. Sometimes a bit too soft - sometimes the album slips away from you and suddenly it's several cuts later. Still, it is very much the sort of thing I like. Peaceful, for the most part, with some very interesting displays of technique (see Purple Haze)

Michael Manring could have been the successor to Jaco Pastorius. In fact, at times his bass playing sounds similar to Jaco's. But what happened? He pigeonholed himself into the new age style. He got himself signed to the Windham Hill record label, the label that was proud to create nothing more than unobtrusive musical wallpaper. This album is yet another Windham Hill release. The majority of the songs are light (almost impossibly light) fusion pieces, with telling titles like Wide Asleep

3, Dynamic Range Meter . 1 log date: 2014-09-13 23:15:58 -. Analyzed: Michael Manring, Drastic Measures -. DR Peak RMS Duration Track -. DR14 . 0 dB -1. 4 dB 3:58 01-Spirits In The Material World DR13 -. 9 dB 4:03 02-Hopeful DR15 -. 7 dB 6:10 03-Red Right Returning DR12 -. 6 dB 4:10 04-Gizmo DR12 . 2 dB 3


A1 Spirits In The Material World 3:57
A2 Hopeful 4:02
A3 Red Right Returning 6:09
A4 Gizmo 4:07
A5 Oyasumi Nasai 3:37
A6 Purple Haze 2:31
B1 Deja Voodoo 7:27
B2 Watson & Crick 5:09
B3 Wide Asleep 5:56
B4 500 Miles High 5:41
B5 When Last We Spoke 6:53


  • Bass, Synthesizer, Percussion – Michael Manring
  • Drums, Percussion – Mark Walker
  • Glockenspiel, Percussion, Steel Drums [Steel] – Tom Miller
  • Piano – Clifford Carter
  • Synthesizer – Fred Simon
  • Synthesizer, Bass – Steve Rodby
  • Woodwind, Synthesizer – Paul McCandless


Copyright 1991 Windham Hill Records.
Manufactured in the USA by Windham Hill Productions Inc.

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  • Barcode: 0 1934-11102-4 8

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WD - 1102 Michael Manring Drastic Measures ‎(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records WD - 1102 US Unknown
WD-1102 Michael Manring Drastic Measures ‎(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records WD-1102 US 1999
POCY-20053 Michael Manring Drastic Measures ‎(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records POCY-20053 Japan 1991
WT-1102 Michael Manring Drastic Measures ‎(Cass, Album, CrO) Windham Hill Records WT-1102 Canada 1991