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Manhattan Transfer: Couldn’t Be Hotter

Manhattan Transfer: Alan Paul, Cheryl Bentyne, Tim Hauser and Janis Siegel

Last year the Manhattan Transfer made its Telarc debut with the live Couldn’t Be Hotter. Terrific as the disc was, it turns out the title was merely prescient of the follow-up studio release Vibrate, the group’s first in four years. Drawing on all of Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, Alan Paul and Cheryl Bentyne’s individual and collective talents, and echoing such eclectically brilliant group accomplishments as Swing, Bop Doo-Wopp, Vocalese, Tonin’ and Pastiche (which, though it predates Bentyne’s arrival in 1979, remains classic MT), Vibrate can best be described as a triumphant “greatest skills” collection.

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