Discography

 

 

Greg Manning "Be Strong" Siingle

Be Strong – Single

Release Date – December 31, 2021 / Radio January 3, 2022

Greg Manning’s next single, “Be Strong,” features the distinctive sound of accomplished saxophonist Jimmy Reid. Together they’ve created a sound that moves us to delve deep inside to that peaceful resolve where we can find the courage to “Be Strong.”

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The Journey – Single

A sonic spiritual journey

Released – November 5, 2021. Debuted on Spotify’s new playlist “All New Jazz.”

Sunrise Boulevard – Single

#1 Billboard | #1 Mediabase | #1 The Smooth Jazz Network

With its April 2021 release, it took  SUNRISE BOULEVARD approximately 14 weeks to top not one but three charts!  This hot, forward-moving song from a master of melody, reunited  the talented team of musicians from his chart-topping “Top Down.” This invitation to a reunion welcomed listeners to the energizing glow and warm horizon of possibility. Grab your shades and step back into the heat of summer every time you hear SUNRISE BOULEVARD.

Grateful – Single

Greg’s single GRATEFUL was released in July of 2020 as the world was battling a pandemic. Borne to remind us that even in the midst of great difficulty we might still find joy, hope, and inspiration. Do what keeps you mindful of being Grateful! 

Twinkle – Single

TWINKLE is a salute to one of Greg’s favorite guitarist, Grammy winner Earl Klugh. A beautiful cover of Klugh’s 1981 classic. Greg features guitarist Darrell Crooks and together they prove that classics never get old.

Top Down – Single

Billboard’s #1 Smooth Jazz Song of 2019.

Sugar & Spice – CD

SUGAR & SPICE was Greg’s second CD with Kalimba Music. It was released  on July 22, 2016.

Dance With You – CD

Manning was signed to Maurice White’s (EW&F)Kalimba Records, in March 2014. Greg’s first release was DANCE WITH YOU . The album featured an array of stellar guest artists like Mindi Abair, Vincent Ingala, Elan Trotman, Alex Al of from The Arsenio Hall Show, Munyungo Jackson (Stevie Wonder), Eric Valentine, Darrell Crooks, Patrick Bettison, Jimmy Reid, Brad Rambur, and Terry Wollman. Erik Zobler engineered  all live tracking and mixed “Bahia.”

Manning wrote, arranged, mixed and produced all songs except Bonnie Raitt’s, “I Cant’ Make You Love Me.”

Groove Me – Single

Released August 16, 2013, GROOVE ME features Elan Trotman on sax and was mixed by multi-Grammy winner, Paul Brown.

Dance With You – Single

Released, January 21, 2013

The Calling – CD

THE CALLING is almost impossible to categorize into a genre. THE CALLING embodies that “thing” that makes Greg’s playing unique. He plays from his heart and THE CALLING  will speak to yours. If he has a signature song, THE CALLING just might be it. 

THE CALLING features Grammy winners Kirk Whalum and Keb Mo. Featured beautifully are Mindi Abair, Munyungo Jackson, Andre’ Berry, Patrick Bettison, Tom Evans, Jimmy Reid, and Terry Wollman. 

Greg Manning wrote, arranged, mixed and produced all songs, except, “Nick of Time” by Bonnie Raitt.

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