Blessed (Joe Maneri album)

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Studio album by Joe Maneri
Released 1998
Recorded October 1997
Genre Jazz
Length 63:37
Label ECM
Producer Steve Lake
Joe Maneri chronology
The Trio Concerts

Blessed is an album by American composer, saxophonist and clarinet player Joe Maneri with his son, violinist Mat Maneri recorded in 1997 and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "It has within it the basis of a new study of harmonic improvisation, and a manner of execution and construction that show respect and tenderness not only toward one another as family, but to the music they approach with the sole intention of changing it from the inside out. Blessed is remarkable for its close dancing with the infinite".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Joe Maneri and Mat Maneri except as indicated
  1. "At the Gate" - 3:53
  2. "There Are No Doors" - 4:22
  3. "Sixty-One Joys" (Mat Maneri) - 4:01
  4. "From Loosened Soil" - 11:05
  5. "Five Fantasies" - 5:36
  6. "Never Said a Mumblin' Word" (Traditional) - 5:38
  7. "Is Nothing Near?" - 9:03
  8. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 6:16
  9. "Race You Home" - 1:12
  10. "Gardenias for Gardenis" (Joe Maneri) - 1:42
  11. "Outside the Whole Thing" - 5:36
  12. "Blessed" (Mat Maneri) - 5:05
    • Recorded at Hardstudios in Winterthur, Switzerland in October 1997



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed November 16, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed November 16, 2011