The Manhattan Transfer - Live [Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-022] (1978)

Released: 1978
Country: US
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Catalog: MFSL 1-022
Genre: Jazz, Vocal

Item# SR-MFSL1022
Ratings: C=VG+; LP=VG+

Note: Reissue October 1979

T R A C K L I S T:
01 The Cat Is High
02 Snootie Little Cutie
03 Four Brothers
04 On A Little Street In Singapore
05 Java Jive
06 Walk In Love
07 Chanson D'Armour
08 Speak Up Mamba (Cuentame)
09 15 Minute Intermission
10 In The Dark
11 Je Voulais (Te Dire Sue Je T'Attends)
12 Sunday
13 Candy
14 Well, Well, Well
15 Freddy Morris Monologue
16 Bacon Fat
17 Turn Me Loose
18 Operator
19 Tuxedo Junction

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Album Review

Scott Yanow []

This is a particularly interesting release because it features the 1978 version of Manhattan Transfer performing at three different concerts. This is how the ensemble sounded live when Laurel Masse was still in the lineup along with Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel and Alan Paul. The pacesetting vocal group (accompanied by a quintet that includes guitarist Wayne Johnson and Don Roberts on reeds) runs through 18 songs, many of which are quite brief. The mostly jazz-oriented program includes ''That Cat Is High,'' ''Four Brothers,'' ''15 Minute Intermission,'' ''Candy'' and ''Tuxedo Junction'' and does a good job of summing up this version of the Manhattan Transfer.