Paniots Nine

Paniots Nine is an album by saxophonist and composer Joe Maneri which was recorded as a demo for Atlantic Records in 1963 and released on the Avant label in 1998 with an additional live recording from 1981.[1]

Paniots Nine
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 17, 1998
Recorded1963 and 1981
VenueJordan Hall, Boston, MA
Avan 067
ProducerJoe Maneri
Joe Maneri chronology
Paniots Nine


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [3]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek stated "This album is revelatory, capturing the use of weirdo time signatures like 9/8 in soloing and improvising, laced through with strange intervals and mode changes, and full of joy and drama. The boundaries blur between Eastern European wedding music and free jazz. The whirling clarinets and bowed bass played against a drummer who refused the traditional (in jazz, anyway) concept of rhythm in favor of counterrhythm atop the entire band, with the piano trailing in a rush. ... Paniots Nine provides the chance to hear his already well-developed ideas put into practice, and it is a delight".[2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Joe Maneri except where noted

  1. "Paniots Nine" (Peter Dolger) – 3:23
  2. "Shift Your Tail" – 5:53
  3. "Sopra" – 4:26
  4. "After Myself" – 5:17
  5. "Mountains" – 5:30
  6. "Why Don't You Go Far Away" – 3:58
  7. "The Horse" (Peter Dolger) – 6:21
  8. "Jewish Concert" – 11:15


  • Joe Maneri – tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Don Burns (tracks 1–7), Greg Silberman (track 8) – piano
  • John Beal – bass (tracks 1–7)
  • Pete Dolger – drums (tracks 1–7)


  1. ^ Discogs album entry accessed July 20, 2018
  2. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. Joe Manieri: Paniots Nine – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 929. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.