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The Manhattan Transfer

The Manhattan Transfer
Formed: 1969 in New York, NY
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Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock
Group Members: Janis Siegel, Cheryl Bentyne, Erin Dickens, Tim Hauser, Marty Nelson, Alan Paul, Gene Pistilli, Pat Rosalia, Laurel Massé, Alan Paul
Biography: Riding a wave of nostalgia in the '70s, the Manhattan Transfer resurrected jazz trends from boogie-woogie to bop to vocalese in a slick, slightly commercial setting that sometimes failed to gel with the group's close harmonies. Originally formed in 1969, the quartet recorded several albums of jazz standards ...Read full biography
Swing
Released: 1997
Label: Atlantic Records
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On this continually interesting CD, the Manhattan Transfer revisits tunes from the swing era, in some cases re-creating (through vocalese) specific recordings. Benny Goodman's 1935 version of "King Porter ...Read full review
Vocalese
Released: 1985
Label: Rhino
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Many of the Manhattan Transfer's recordings up to the point of Vocalese showed off their diversity and covered a wide variety of music, including jazz. This set was quite a bit different, for it is dedicated ...Read full review