Pastiche

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
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...
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/1994
  • Label: Rhino/Wea Uk
  • UPC: 081227180928
  • Catalog Number: 271809
  • Sales rank: 47,171

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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
Pete 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
Al 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, 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
Bill Inglot Remastering
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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