Old Man Moses; Sing Moten's Swing; A-Tisket A-Tasket; Sugar; Up A Lazy River; Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans; Stars Fell On Alabama; Gone Fishing; Blue Again; Clouds; Stompin' At Mahogany Hall; Nothing Could Be Hotter Than That; It's Good Enough To Keep; Don't Let Go; Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone; My Foolish Heart (77:32)
Manhattan Transfer is Alan Paul; Janis Siegel; Cheryl Bentyne; Tim Hauser, vocals; accompanied by Yaron Gershovsky, keyboards,music director; Tom Brechtlein, drums; Michael Bowie, bass; Wayne Johnson, guitar; Larry Kilmas, tenor and soprano saxophones; and special guest Lewis Soloff,trumpet
Manhattan Transfer has been together for thirty years and although not a completely Jazz orientated group, their influences are close tothe heart of Jazz.
In any case they are a high quality entertainment team who continue to perform live slick performances, which demand musical accuracy and total dedication to the vocal art.
Such is the case here. If you have enjoyed their previous recorded work, then be prepared to be knocked sideways by this recording.
There are few musical groups that gives this much entertainment in a live show - this quartet deserves the highest praise for their artistry.
by Al Merritt