Jim Maneri's Flypaper - 11-30-2001
Jim Maneri's Flypaper
[disc 1] (54:13)
shn: yes; book/page: 1/52
quality rating: A-
1. set 2 (54:13)
source: shure sm57's >sony md>cdr>eac>shn
who is flypaper?:
Jim Maneri. Genres: Jazz. Worked With: Debi Smith, Larry Cook, Tom Martin, Foley, 4 Bitchin' Babes, Sally Fingerett. Appears On: Foley 7 Years Ago... (1992) - Piano, Keyboards. Four Bitchin' Babes Fax It! Charge It! (1995) - Piano. Debi Smith More Than Once (1998) - Piano, Keyboards.
from a Columbus Ohio website:
from comfest 99: Meanwhile, on the other side of the park at the Jazz Stage, local music personality Jim Maneri owned the evening. The keyboardist's act Flypaper, including horn, bass, turntable, two drum sets, more percussion, a vocalist and dancers and a puppeteer put on a most amazing musical drama, introduced by a homemade banner as "Dr. Danga Grimaldi's Exhibition Fantastique." This conceptual show featured interpretive dance, a giant marionette and magic tricks, all with a backdrop of dance jazz rhythms. The Exhibition eventually played itself out and dissolved into a less structured Dance Party with Jim Maneri. As the other acts tired and wrapped up, Maneri's troupe drew a bigger crowd and proved indefatigable, playing furiously into the 11 p.m. hour. In an informal poll, only 10 to 15 percent of those questioned said they came for the expressed purpose of hearing Flypaper, but all participants in the poll were exceedingly glad they had.
from comfest 2000: Flypaper with Dr. Grimaldi: After a little socializing with a few Turkeys and their entourage I wandered over to the I Wish You Jazz Stage. It's kinda the late night tent of Comfest with the last act starting just after the other stages are shut down. I had no idea who or what Flypaper was. I did know Grimaldi was a circus acrobat and modern dancer Eoin O'Brien in a past life. Well, there was a huge crowd, odd lights, a truck parked partially under the tent and a lot of energy emanating from this party. There were two drummers banging like crazy providing the life blood the show. Derek DiCenzo was trading off on a few instruments (surprise, surprise) including guitar, keys and theremin. There was a puppeteer at the front of the stage encouraging all to dance. O'Brien came out on stilts and commenced the body painting. Jim Maneri, half disrobed from his jester-like costume, played the keys and band leader. And I'm sure there were a few other props, puppets and pagans that I didn't quite catch. Amid all these energies and stimuli, even Mr. Maneri's ego, grandstanding and persona didn't particular annoy me as they usually do. DiCenzo's theremin was a big highlight. And the dual drummers (Los and some guy I don't know) and bassist (another stranger to me) just kicked and kicked again without letting up (that's a good thing here). The whole spectacle had, as someone else pointed out, a very Mardi Gras feel.
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