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Very Best of

Very Best of

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~ The Manhattan Transfer

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Few groups have a more distinguished pedigree than the Transfer. Since their formation in New York in 1972, these four voices (two male, two female) have notched up numerous gold and platinum albums, and accumulated a shelf full of Grammy's. Their performance of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" (included here) won a Grammy for it's Gene Puerling arrangement. With collaborators Jon Hendricks and Richie Cole, they promulgated the use of the vocalese technique-singing lyrics over jazz solos. They had their biggest hit of their career, with "Boy from New York City," in 1981, when it went to number seven. "Route 66" and "Tuxedo Junction" were made famous by Nat King Cole and Glenn Miller respectively ("Route 66" won the group yet another Grammy in 1983). "Birdland" was originally recorded by Weather Report; with the addition of Jon Hendricks' lyrics, a Transfer classic was born. This is required listening for vocal jazz fans.

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    Artist: The Manhattan Transfer
    Title: Very Best of
    Genre: Jazz Vocals
    Release Date: 2/1/1994
    Label: Atlantic
    Product Type: CD
    Catalog #: 71560
    UPC: 081227156022
    Item #: 22715602