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"BRASS POISON TOO" follows in the footsteps of my last recording for The Victoria Company.

Available on Jim Manley

With this second project, I once again wanted to explore some of the great music that was put out in the 70's and beyond. I grew up listening to all the MF and Don Ellis Columbia stuff along with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chicago, Tom Scott, the Brecker Brothers and so many others - I still love that era and it brings back many great memories when music seemed more creative and exciting..

This time we added a little Brass Poison to Dizzy, Brubeck, Steps Ahead, King Crimson, and even the Beatles - along with some originals and a tribute to Maynard's classic tune L-Dopa.

So turn up the volume,sit down between the speakers,or stick your buds in your ears and hold on to something!

US Order ($17*)
International Order ($24*)


One solo trumpet and flugelhorn with a six piece horn section and guitar,keyboards,bass, drums and percussion play:

  1. In Style and Rhythm
  2. A Night in Tunisia
  3. L-Dopa
  4. Michelle
  5. Coloring Outside the Lines
  6. Beirut
  7. Semi Sweet
  8. Court of the Crimson King
  9. King Cobra
  10. Gotta Be One Like This
  11. Listen Here
  12. Blue Rondo Ala Turk
  13. Libertango

It's diverse, progressive, delightful, pyrotechnic, stratospheric, exoteric, wistful, tasteful, soulful, it rocks, it's the bomb. Like a good book I could not put it down. From Brubeck to the Beatles it has something for everyone. Jim Manley has once again outdone himself. Put it on your stereo and crack it up

— Ed Matecki - Trumpet Herald

With Brass Poison Too, Jim Manley again demonstrates that he is an incredible talent—a marvelously gifted player and shrewd producer. Unlike some other screamers, Manley realizes that the timbre of the instrument in the high register will easily bore if overplayed. And, as on his prior releases, Brass Poison (Victoria, 2010) and Eight (Victoria, 2008), Manley the producer wisely incorporates eclectic musical selections, and sources interesting arrangements which showcase his awesome talents and those of his fine-playing cohorts.

— Nicholas F. Mondello, AllAboutJazz.com