Chico Mann is the brainchild of Antibalas' guitarist, Marquitos Garcia, who, armed with his childhood Casio keyboards, recorded Manifest Tone Vol. 1. The project, which began as an experiment in spontaneous composition, proved to be a true glimpse into the essence of Garcia's musical passions: the
Sam Phillips' second effort for Virgin Records pulled out all the stops by inviting Elvis Costello and Van Dyke Parks to participate. Tracks like "Lying", "Go Down", "Private Storm", and "Raised On Promises" and others are featured on this critically acclaimed disc.