The Manhattan Transfer’s ‘The Offbeat Of Avenues’

The Manhattan Transfer’s ‘The Offbeat Of Avenues’ is their twelfth album released on August 13, 1991 by Columbia.

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Track listing : 1.The Offbeat of Avenues (Cheryl Bentyne, Prince) – 04:55 . 2.Sassy (Cheryl Bentyne, Bill Bodine, Janis Siegel) – 04:49 . 3.10 Minutes Till the Savages Come (Jeff Lorber, Janis Siegel, Brock Walsh) – 03:58 . 4.What Goes Around Comes Around (Alan Paul) – 04:51 . 5.Blue Serenade (Tim Hauser) – 03:40 . 6.Gentleman with a Family (Cheryl Bentyne, Marc Jordan, Gerald O’Brien) – 04:51 . 7.Women in Love (David Batteau, Don Freeman) – 06:19 . 8.A World Apart (Janis Siegel) – 05:01 . 9.Confide in Me (Donald Fagen) – 04:11 . 10.Quietude (Encuentro de Animales) (T (Alan Paul) -06:13 . 11.Blues for Pablo (Gil Evans, Jon Hendricks) – 06:53 .

Musicians : The Manhattan Transfer – . Tim Hauser – Vocals, Blocks, . Cheryl Bentyne – Vocals . Janis Siegel – Vocals . Alan Paul – Vocals . David Pack – Vocals . Van Dyke Parks – Vocals . Mervyn Warren – Vocals . Bill Bodine – Bass, Synthesizer . Jeff Lorber – Drum Programming, Synthesizer . Don Freeman – Synthesizer . Gerald O’Brien – Synthesizer . Chuck Jonkey – Ethnic Percussion, Piano, Sitar, Sounds, Synthesizer, . Mark Isham – Synthesizer, Trumpet . Larry Williams – Saxophone . Ian Prince – Synthesizer . Les Pierce – Synthesizer . Alex Blake – Bass . Leland Sklar – Bass . Harvie Swartz – Bass . Alec Milstein – Bass, . Bobby Z – Drum Programming . Connie Kay – Drums . Jeff Porcaro – Drums . John “J.R.” Robinson – Drums . Grady Tate – Drums . Frank Colon – Ethnic Percussion, Piano . Jamie Glaser – Guitar . Herb Pedersen – Guitar (Acoustic) . Kevin Harris – Horn . Kevin Bruce Harris – Horn . Charles Joseph – Horn . Roger Lewis – Horn . Efrem Towns – Horn . Jerry Hey – Trumpet . Gregory Davis – Horn . Kirk Joseph – Horn, Tuba . Angelica Azero – Narrator . Mike Finnigan – Organ, Organ (Hammond) . Yaron Gershovsky – Piano . Hector Vargas – Quena, Zampona . Richard Elliot – Sax (Tenor) . Peter Christlie – Saxophone . Pete Christlieb – Saxophone . Bob Sheppard – Saxophone . John Beasley – Synthesizer . Gary Grant – Trumpet . Lew Soloff – Trumpet . The Dirty Dozen Brass Band .

Production Produced by Tim Hauser . Ted Blaisdell – Engineer . Leslie Ann Jones – Engineer . Steve Krause – Engineer . Steven Miller – Engineer . Elliott Peters – Engineer . Marnie Riley – Engineer . Gary Lux – Engineer, Mixing . Bernie Grundman – Mastering . Ken Felton – Assistant Engineer .

Packaging : Nancy Donald – Art Direction . Dave Gorton – Photography .

Released on August 13, 1991 by Columbia.

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I can’t believe The Manhattan Transfer got SOUL!!!!!!!!!!! The Offbeat Of Avenues is the greatest Manhattan Transfer album of all-time. This is my second one since Vibrate. […]

Chicago Tribune
Yes, the settings are slick and sterile. Yes, the arrangements are tight as a corset. But still the harmonies are stunningand the basic sound sets a standard by which other jazz groups must be compared. […]

allmusic
Other than a recreation of the Miles Davis/Gil Evans recording of “Blues for Pablo” (with trumpeter Mark Isham filling in for Miles), this program by the Manhattan Transfer is completely outside of jazz. […]

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