Pastiche

Pastiche

by The Manhattan Transfer
     
 
The dictionary definition of "pastiche" is an artistic composition imitating or caricaturing previous works, so given the lack of homegrown material here, it is hard to say what the Manhattan Transfer meant by this title. In any case, this assortment of odds and ends from various eras in American music -- recorded in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Australia --

Overview

The dictionary definition of "pastiche" is an artistic composition imitating or caricaturing previous works, so given the lack of homegrown material here, it is hard to say what the Manhattan Transfer meant by this title. In any case, this assortment of odds and ends from various eras in American music -- recorded in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and Australia -- finds the Transfer casting its lines in search of a direction that it had yet to find. But there are signs that they were getting close. The Transfer's stunning rendition of "Four Brothers," with composer Jimmy Giuffre present in the sax section, marks the beginning of their championing of the words of Jon Hendricks and placed the Transfer in position to claim the long-vacant throne of group vocalese. Otherwise, there are curiosities like a quasi-C&W-tinted rendition of "Love for Sale" staffed by some of Nashville's finest...and a few fair covers of rock and R&B numbers...

Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/1994
Label:
Rhino/Wea Uk
UPC:
0081227180928
catalogNumber:
271809
Rank:
52559

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Manhattan Transfer   Primary Artist
Buddy Emmons   Steel Guitar
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle,Violin
Steve Cropper   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Pete Christlieb   Reeds
Victor Feldman   Percussion,Keyboards
Dave Frishberg   Piano,Keyboards
Jimmy Giuffre   Saxophone
Urbie Green   Trombone
Don Grolnick   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Peter Johnson   Drums
Lee Konitz   Saxophone
Don Menza   Reeds
Janis Siegel   Vocals
Marvin Stamm   Trumpet
Wayne Johnson   Guitar
Tommy Vig   Percussion
David Foster   Piano,Keyboards
Gene Page   Strings,Conductor
David Taylor   Trombone
Jim Gordon   Drums
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Bobbye Hall   Percussion
Cohn   Saxophone
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Jeanne Ashby   Harp
Ben Benay   Guitar
Michael Boddicker   Keyboards
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Garnett Brown   Trombone
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Scott Edwards   Bass
Larry Emerine   Percussion,Cymbals
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Dick Frank   Guitar
Steve Gadd   Drums
Gene Goe   Trumpet
Jay Graydon   Synthesizer,Guitar
Willie Hall   Drums
Tim Hauser   Vocals
Tom Hensley   Piano,Keyboards
Herbert Hester   Fiddle
Booker T. Jones   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Shorty Lavender   Fiddle,Violin
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz   Trumpet
Jon Mayer   Piano,fender rhodes
Mike Melvoin   Keyboards
Jay Migliori   Reeds
Andy Muson   Bass
Ira Newborn   Acoustic Guitar,Conductor
Michael Omartian   Keyboards
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Alan Paul   Vocals
Don Rader   Trumpet
Jack Redmond   Trombone
Don Roberts   Baritone Saxophone,Wind
Joe Roccisano   Reeds
Art Rodriguez   Drums
John "Dandy" Rodriguez   Percussion
Alan Rubin   Trumpet
Michael Schnoebelen   Bass
Willie Schwartz   Reeds
Sid Sharp   Concert Master
Paul Shure   Concert Master
Richard Tee   Piano
Gerald Vinci   Concert Master
Pete Wade   Guitar
David Wallace   Piano,Calliope,Harpsichord,Keyboards
Stu Woods   Bass
Mike Boddiker   Keyboards
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica
Vincent Fanuele   Trombone
Herbie Green   Trombone
Laurel Massé   Vocals
Lew Del Gatto   Saxophone
Dave Banks   Yells
John Barnes   Piano
Steven Schaeffer   Drums

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Remixing
Miles Davis   Composer
Janis Siegel   Vocal Arrangements
Rupert Holmes   Composer
Gene Page   String Arrangements
Don Addrisi   Composer
Steve Barri   Producer
Ben Benay   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Larry Emerine   Engineer,Contributor,Remixing
Jay Graydon   rhythm track,Rhythm Track Arrangement
Tim Hauser   Producer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Phil Kaye   Engineer,Remixing
Stephen Marcussen   Engineer
Ira Newborn   Arranger
Gene Paul   Engineer
Toby Scott   Engineer
Howard Steele   Engineer
Tim Kramer   Engineer
Dick Addrisi   Composer
Coco Shinomiya   Art Direction
Fayette Hauser   Art Direction
Gerry Nixon   Engineer
Dave Banks   Contributor
Public Domain   Composer
P. Grosz   Composer

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