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   Vibrate



Год издания : 2004

Компания звукозаписи : Telarc Surround, (wb)

Музыкальный стиль : Adult Contemporary, Harmony, Vocal Group, Vocal Jazz, Vocalese, Crossover Jazz

Время звучания : 53:03

Код CD : SACD-63603

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Vocalese)      

This Telarc Super Audio Compact Disc is produced from analog masters mixed directly to DSD during the mix sessions.

With a title like Vibrate, it would seem that the Manhattan Transfer had filled their first studio disc in four years with jazzy and exciting vocal workouts intended to shake the speakers. But the title is a bit misleading as Vibrate is one of their most subdued and elegant recordings, and one that harks back to the days of Mecca for Moderns where pop tangents were part of their repertoire. With an arrangement that remains fairly intact from the Brenda Russell original, "Walkin' in New York" begins the disc with a summery sidewalk swagger that sets the relaxed tone of the disc. Two successful Rufus Wainwright covers follow as the Transfer take "Greek Song" globe-hopping through the Middle East via Hawaii and then spin down to Brazil for a beautiful tango-inspired version of "Vibrate." On past recordings they have covered contemporary pop with mixed results, often sounding staid or forced, as on 1983's Bodies and Souls, but the chamber pop of Wainwright is a perfect fit for their vocal style. The tribalistic experiment of "First Ascent" bristles with harmonies and rhythms from musical lands rarely tread upon while a remake of the Beach Boys' "Feel Flows" abandons the original's psychedelic pop for a more soulful arrangement. Oddly enough, as their pop tendencies flourish on Vibrate, their more typical jazz tracks tend to sound like misfits. "Doodlin'" and "Embraceable You" are immaculately performed but lack the personality and depth found in the disc's pinnacle moment, "The New JuJu Man (Tutu)." This stunning vocalese recitation of the infamous Miles Davis recording of Marcus Miller's "Tutu," with lyrics by Jon Hendricks, is one of the most incredible performances that the Transfer have recorded. Cheryl Bentyne sounds otherworldly as she conjures up the spirit of Miles' muted trumpet and spews the solo lick by lick as the balance of the Transfer humanize the original's cold keyboard arrangement. As if they even need to prove it, the Transfer once again show that they are indeed the masters of vocal jazz and when they push the boundaries of vocal music, the results can be stunning. The balance of Vibrate may not come close to the dizzying height of "Tutu," but the Manhattan Transfer offer a pleasurable excursion through an eclectic set of contemporary jazz and pop.

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  Соисполнители :

Alan Paul (Vocals)
Baraka (Guitar)
Billy Hulting (Marimba, Percussion, Vibraphone)
Cheryl Bentyne (Vocals)
Dave Eggar (Cello)
Doug Livingston (Guitar)
Frank Colon (Percussion)
Gil Goldstein (Accordion, Piano, Electric Piano)
Hector Del Curto (Bandoneon)
Janis Siegel (Vocals)
John Pizzarelli (Acoustic Guitar)
Joyce Hammann (Violin)
Laura Seaton (Violin)
Lew Soloff (Trumpet)
Lois Martin (Viola)
Richie Goods (Bass, Double Bass, Bass Guitar)
Steve Hass (Drums, Percussion, Tambourine)
Tim Hauser (Vocals)
Will Lee (Bass, Bass Guitar)
Yaron Gershovsky (Keyboards, Piano)


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   1 Walkin' In N.Y.         0:03:55 Brenda Russell
   2 Greek Song         0:04:44 Rufus Wainwright
   3 Vibrate         0:04:30 -"-
   4 The New Juju Man (Tutu)         0:05:43 Jon Hendricks / Marcus Miller
   5 Doodlin'     T       0:05:26 Jon Hendricks / Horace Silver
   6 The Twelfth         0:04:14  
   7 First Ascent         0:05:32 Billy Hulting / Bob Mair / Alan Paul
   8 Core Of Sound (Modinha)         0:04:58 Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vini'cius De Moraes / Alan Paul
   9 Feel Flows         0:05:10 Jack Rieley / Carl Wilson
   10 Embraceabe You         0:04:12 George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin
   11 Medley: Come Softly To Me / I Met Him On A Sunday         0:04:39 Gretchen Christopher / Doris Coley / Barbara Ellis / Addie Harris / Beverley Lee / Shirley Owens / Gary Troxel

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