Woody Mann, guitar
Charley Krachy, tenor saxophone
1. It's You or No One
2. Night Shadows
3. Pound Cake
5. Kary's Trance
6. She's Funny
7. Blues Bounce
8. 317 East 32nd St.
9. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Recorded 2016, Mixo-lydian Studio, Deleware Water Gap, PA
Woody Mann / Charley Krachy Duo
Charley Krachy has been playing professionally for the last thirty years alongside jazz greats Connie Crothers, Ted Brown, Kazzrie Jaxen, and Ratso Harris. As a recording artist Charley's first recording as a leader was “Jazzman’s Serenade” on Zinnia records. Since then he has recorded five releases for the New Artist label, the most recent being “Conversations." A recent review of Charley’s artistry stated: “ One of the warmest and most soulful sounds on the tenor saxophone…” NPR
His performances has taken him from New York City’s famed Birdland club as a member of the Kazzrie Jaxen quartet, to touring Sweden in trio with Boel Dirke and guitarist Andy Fite, to arts centers and college campuses from New York to Albuquerque.
Woody Mann received his first musical schooling in the living room of Reverend Gary Davis, the legendary blues, gospel and ragtime guitarist. Mann soon went on to perform with blues legends Son House and Bukka White, British great Jo Anne Kelly, and guitar innovator John Fahey.
Since then, Mann has pursued a rich and diverse career. He has recorded extensively and performed everywhere from the orchestra pits of Broadway to festivals, clubs and concert stages worldwide. He has recorded extensively and schooled countless guitarists through his many books and DVDs. Acknowledging his artistry, the famed C.F. Martin guitar company has honored Woody with the release of the “Woody Mann” signature model guitar. He is presently a visiting artist at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Perhaps their jazz mentors Lennie Tristano and Connie Crothers gave them a shared sensibility and a common musical platform to jump off from. Together, the Mann/ Krachy duo delivers a unique blend of styles in an improvised conversation. In the end, music is about communication, with each other, and with you.