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The Manhattan Transfer
Couldn't Be Hotter   

Old Man Mose
Sing Moten's Swing
A-Tisket, A-Tasket
Sugar (That Sugar Baby O'Mine)
Up A Lazy River
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
Stars Fell on Alabama
Gone Fishin
Blue Again
Clouds (Adapted from "Nuages")
Stompin at Mahogany Hall
Nothing Could Be Hotter Than That
It's Good Enough to Keep
Don't Let Go
Twilight Zone / Twilight Tone
My Foolish Heart

Produced by Tim Hauser

Multiple Grammy-winning mixed quartet Manhattan Transfer is known for their expertise in many styles of music, including doo-wop, cabaret and Brazilian music for example, but they have been best known for their live performances and incomparable jazz singing. "Hotter" is a live CD, recorded at Orchestra Hall in Tokyo, featuring 16 of the group's best jazz covers. Mostly recent material, the songs are accompanied by a stellar jazz band that has toured with the group for years. A couple of nods are given to classic Transfer tunes, like a rousing version of Roy Hamilton's Rockabilly hit "Don't Let Go," from their 1976 album "Coming Out," and "Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone," a choice selection from the disco era. Particular favorites are two Satchmo-related numbers, "Up a Lazy River" and "Stars Fell on Alabama," that were not included on MT's Armstrong tribute disc, "The Spirit of St. Louis." There are so many fine moments on this CD: Janice Siegel's mock muted trumpet solo on Ella Fitzgerald's "A Tisket, A Tasket," the onstage repartee between Tim Hauser, and Alan Paul on "Gone Fishin'," and some wonderfully raucous scat singing on "Nothing Could Be Hotter Than That." "Hotter" is simply a joy, probably the greatest vocal jazz group of all time, live on stage, filling our CD player with sweet, smoking, soulful jazz. Great foldout liner notes. Highly recommended!

Item code: 4528C | 1 CD | $15.98
Vocal Jazz | Accompanied | Mixed | United States

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