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The Manhattan Transfer - Swing (1997) FLAC

The Manhattan Transfer - Swing (1997) FLAC
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Vocal
Quality: FLAC (Image+cue)
Total Time: 45 min
Total Size: 307 mb
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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 Stomp," Bennie Moten's 1932 recording of "Moten's Swing," Glenn Miller's "I Know Why," Charlie Barnet's "Skyliner," and Fletcher Henderson's exciting arrangement of "Down South Camp Meetin'" are among the many highlights. The vocals are superb (particularly Janis Siegel and Cheryl Bentyne), although one wishes that the individual members had more of a chance to improvise within the style. The backup groups are different than one would expect, including the Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel, violinist Mark O'Connor (Stéphane Grappelli makes a special appearance on "Clouds"), and steel guitarist Buddy Emmons. Recommended.
1. Stomp Of King Porter 3:10
2. Sing A Study In Brown 2:49
3. Sing Moten's Swing 3:34
4. A-Tisket, A-Tasket 2:56
5. I Know Why (And So Do You) 3:32
6. Sing You Sinners 2:42
7. Java Jive 2:49
8. Down South Camp Meetin' 3:13
9. Topsy 3:12
10. Clouds (adapted from "Nuages") 7:09
11. Skyliner 3:07
12. It's Good Enough To Keep (Air Mail Special) 3:07
13. Choo Choo Ch' Boogie 2:45
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