Man-Tora!: Live in Tokyo

Man-Tora!: Live in Tokyo

by The Manhattan Transfer


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Man-Tora!: Live in Tokyo

FM Tokyo recorded these live performances, Westwood One broadcast them in the States, and Bop Doo-Wopp included five of the tracks, but the rest weren't made available to the public until 1996. Backed by their touring sextet of the time, Man-Tora!: Live in Tokyo is certainly a more spontaneous Manhattan Transfer CD than that of their carefully produced recordings, genuinely overflowing with the joy of singing with each other. Listen to their ebullient interplay on "Jeannine," with Cheryl Bentyne's chirping voice way up top for a charge that the group only delivers live. The raison d'etre of the concert was to promote their then-new Bodies and Souls album -- not their best -- and there are inevitable small defects in the ensemble singing ("Trickle Trickle" being particularly more than a little ragged and off-mic). But there is also an ebullient treatment of "How High the Moon," in which guitarist Wayne Johnson pays a fleet-fingered tribute to Les Paul's version, and there's another great rendition of "Four Brothers."

Product Details

Release Date: 04/09/1996
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227240325
catalogNumber: 72403

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Manhattan Transfer   Primary Artist
Janis Siegel   Group Member
Cheryl Bentyne   Group Member
Wayne Johnson   Guitar,Musician
Alex Blake   Bass,Musician
Yaron Gershovsky   Keyboards,Musician
Tim Hauser   Group Member
Tom Kellock   Keyboards,Musician
Don Roberts   Horn,Musician
Alex Rodriguez   Drums,Musician
Art Rodriguez   Drums

Technical Credits

Jay Graydon   Songwriter
Michael Hutchinson   Engineer
Alan Paul   Contributor
Stephen K. Peeples   Executive Producer
Coco Shinomiya   Art Direction
Maria Villar   Cover Design
Kenichi Matsuda   Engineer

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