Manuel Muzzu’s latest album “From T(h)ree to Four” is a testament to the power of the human mind and a showcase of incredible musicianship. Born in Sardinia an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, Manuel Muzzu is a bassist, composer, and session musician. He has overcome physical limitations to develop his own unique playing style. Despite a disability in his right hand that limits his finger mobility, Manuel has dedicated himself to mastering bass guitar and has become an accomplished musician with over 25 years of experience in the music scene and more than 800k collective streams across streaming platforms.
The album is a 10-track jazz fusion masterpiece that features Manuel’s impressive technique and songwriting creativity. He takes the listener on a journey through different jazz styles, ranging from smooth jazz to fusion with Latin and funk elements. Featuring a varied arsenal of bass guitars (4 strings, 5 strings, 6 strings, and fretless), the album shines the light on the bass and how variant it sounds. Whether Manual plays it as a rhythm instrument that provides groovy vibes while connecting and holding all instruments together or as a melodic instrument that takes the spotlight playing melodic melodies, solos, or harmonies that everyone will love and appreciate.
Produced by Manuel himself, the album features a team of world-class musicians who complement his playing with their own impressive skills. What sets “From T(h)ree to Four” apart is Manuel’s ability to seamlessly navigate time and key changes, making complex compositions sound smooth, effortless, and easy on the ear.
As someone who is not much of a fan of jazz fusion, I was pleasantly surprised by how invested and intrigued I was by this album. Manuel’s outstanding technique, melodies, and songwriting creativity kept me engaged throughout, and the production and track listing was perfectly crafted.
“From T(h)ree to Four” is a must-listen for jazz fans and anyone who appreciates exceptional musicianship. Manuel Muzzu has proven that with dedication and love for music, anything is possible with his ability to create amazing music.