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Michael Manson: Up Front

The songs on bassist Michael Manson’s Up Front may seem familiar, and that’s because a few also showed up on 2006’s Just Feelin’ It, a CD that didn’t make much noise since the record label it was released on folded shortly thereafter. Manson has now remastered and remixed the older songs, including his smooth-jazz hit “Outer Drive,” which is given a funkier, live-in-concert feel. “Chicago style” is how the Windy City native puts it.

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