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Bobby McFerrin: VOCAbuLarieS

Imagine photographer Art Kane’s “A Great Day in Harlem” repopulated with singers of all stripes, culled from jazz, pop, R&B, opera and world music, and you begin to understand the immensity of Bobby McFerrin’s latest experiment in vocal alchemy. Developed over seven years with co-producers Roger Treece and Linda Goldstein, VOCAbuLarieS features 53 singers-including McFerrin, Treece, Manhattan Transfer’s Janis Siegel, all four of the New York Voices, Luciana Souza, Theo Bleckmann, Curtis King, Lisa Fischer and Rhiannon-variously blended across some 1,400 vocal segments.

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