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Bijou Box

by Henry Manetta and the Trip

Oblique Jazz/Soul featuring Henry Manetta's on-the-edge vocal improvisations and the terminally funky piano stylings of Adam Rudegeair.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Monkesque Part 1 ( Africa )
3:50 album only
2. I Love Paris
5:13 album only
3. Bijou Box
5:50 album only
4. Monkesque Part 2 ( New York )
3:14 album only
5. Deja Voodoo
5:14 album only
6. Monkesque Part 3 ( Melbourne )
4:23 album only
7. Misterioso
5:37 album only
8. Westwind
6:44 album only


Album Notes
Henry Manetta and the Trip.
Henry Manetta - vocal transmogrification.
Adam Rudegeair - pianology and novatones.
Indra Buraczewska - bass vibrations.
Scott Hay - altar of the drum.
Clare Moore - harmonies and percussion.

From influences including Aretha Franklin, Sun Ra, Tim Buckley, Billie Holiday and Mervyn Peake, Henry Manetta has forged a unique and improvisatory vocal synthesis of Jazz, Blues and Soul. He first stepped onto the stage as vocalist with Precious Memories, the legendary Adelaide avant-garde Blues band that included Clare Moore (of The Royal Dave Graney Show) and guitarist Patrick O'Grady. Precious Memories were the house band for Bijou, a series of scintillating concert extravaganzas that ran for some years.
After moving to Melbourne Henry sang with such notable groups as Jump The Gun, Zulu Din, The Immortals and Steam and has shared bills with Kate Ceberano, Steven Cummings, Paul Kelly and Joe Camilleri amongst others.
His debut album 'Shiver' was recorded with a line up that included Australian Jazz legends Bob Sedergreen and Geoff Kluke.
In the wake of this CD, Henry put together his own band, Henry Manetta and the Trip, an oblique Soul/Jazz combo that regularly headlines at Dizzy's Jazz Club in Richmond, Melbourne, and has recently supported Renee Geyer. Other highlights have been vocal performances with the Steve Sedergreen Trio and a duet with Blues icon Wendy Saddington.
Most recently, Henry and the Trip played a sold out show dedicated to Nina Simone at Fortyfive Downstairs, produced two successful shows for The Melbourne Fringe Festival, and launched their new album 'Bijou Box' to a packed house at Dizzy's.
A live performance and interview from the ABC studios can be found on the DIG internet radio website.

'Henry's music is very individual and very spaced out and very physical and very OUT THERE'....Dave Graney.
'Henry occupies a unique space within the diverse musical soundscape that is Melbourne'....Martin Lesley, Jazz Rivers, 3MBS FM.
'Manetta's vocal improvisations have to be heard to be believed'....Joel Shortman, Beat Magazine.
'Every tune on this recording explores rhythmic variations that are definitely 'outside the square'...The sensuous treat, 'Misterioso', composed by Thelonious Monk, is a highlight worthy of immediately pressing the repeat button, while Cole Porter's 'I Love Paris' is a riot. After decades spent worrying about vocalists who take no chances, playing it straight between very narrow parameters, this is a breath of fresh air...Alternately manic, hilarious and ultra-cool, this is good, good, good.'...from a review of 'Bijou Box' by Ron Spain, Jazz Scene.

As resident pianist and co-songwriter with Henry Manetta and the Trip since its inception, Adam Rudegeair has played regularly at Dizzy's and various venues and festivals around Melbourne including Forty Five Downstairs.
He ran the twice-weekly jam sessions at Dizzy's from 2001-2003.
Adam completed an Advanced Diploma in Music Performance at NMIT in 2003. He continues to play with several bands, including the Trip, and his own Quartet. He is planning a solo album later this year.

Clare Moore is the drummer for The Dave Graney Show, and has played with Dave Graney in their bands The Coral Snakes and The Moodists since 1978.
The Moodists, contemporaries of The Go-Betweens, The Birthday Party and The Triffids, spent most of their career in London and Europe.
2001 saw the release of Clare Moore's debut solo CD, "The Third Woman".
In 2002-2003 Clare and Dave co wrote the score for the Tony Martin film "Bad Eggs".Clare is also the current backup vocalist and percussionist with Henry Manetta and the Trip.
Scott Hay has been the percussive force behind 'The Method' a funk / fusion outfit which performed regularly across Melbourne and at many Jazz Festivals including 'Wangaratta.' He is also the drummer and songwriter with the folk / pop group 'Savannah', recently formed by vocalist / songwriter Shonah Tomkins.
Scott is the featured drummer on Henry's new CD release 'Bijou Box.'
Scott has completed his Diploma in Music Performance at Box Hill Institute of Tafe. He now divides his time among bands such as Henry Manetta and the Trip, Savannah, and the Adam Rudegeair Quartet.
Originally trained as a classical violinist at the Victorian College of the Arts, Indra Buraczewska has since been a regular contributor to live music in Melbourne. She has played a variety of instruments in styles ranging from classical to popular and jazz. As an electric bass player she has toured extensively having appeared at festivals and venues across Australia including the Woodford Festival, Sydney's The Basement and the Harbourside Brasserie, the Perth Festival and The Governor Hindmarsh in Adelaide. She has taken part in several international tours, including playing two Edinburgh festivals. Indra is the resident bassist with Henry Manetta and The Trip.



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