Friday, April 20, 2012
Manhattan Trio - Ouais!!
Since french drummer Richard Bennett (It was in his own jazz group, Les Dixie-Cats that Nino Ferrer, who was still calling himself Nino Ferrari, began his career) admitted in a 2003 interview that Burt Blakey was one of his pseudonym, i believe that he was behind all Manhattan Trio releases. Bennett took the arstistic head of Barclay's sub label Riviera in 1964 and is also famous for the Psychedelic/exploito project, Les Papyvores, originally released to promote Paco Rabanne Paper dresses.
The Manhattan Trio also released a split LP with Pierre Sellin on the french Library Music label Impala but all tracks are credited to Daniel J. White, Jesus Franco's regular musical partner.