Manhattan Transfer ‎– Vocalese - 1985-Jazz Style: Swing, Bop (vinyl)


Manhattan Transfer ‎– Vocalese - 1985-Jazz Style: Swing, Bop (vinyl)

Studio album by The Manhattan Transfer
Released 1985
Recorded 1985 at The Village RecorderOcean Way Recording & Bill Schnee Studios (Los Angeles, CA); Craig Harris Music (Studio City, CA); Fantasy Studios (Berkeley, CA); Can-Am Recorders (Tarzana, CA); Clinton Recording Studios (New York City, NY).
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 45:29
Label Atlantic
Producer Tim Hauser, Martin Fischer
The Manhattan Transfer chronology
Bop Doo-Wopp

Vocalese is the ninth studio album by Jazz band The Manhattan Transfer, released in 1985 on the Atlantic Records. Recording sessions took place during 1985. Production came from Tim Hauser and Martin Fischer. This album is considered to be The Manhattan Transfer's most critically acclaimed album. It received 12 Grammy nominations, making it second only to Michael Jackson's Thriller as the most nominated individual album. It also received extremely high ratings from music critics, including a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating from Allmusic. The album peaked at number 2 on the Top Jazz Albums and number 74 on the Billboard 200. The album's title Vocalese refers to a style of music that sets lyrics to previously recorded jazz instrumental pieces. The vocals then reproduce the sound and feel of the original instrumentation. Jon Hendricks, proficient in this art, composed all of the lyrics for this album.

Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 9 slight wear 
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10 
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10) 
Side 1 - 10 / Side 2 - 10
BIN # 1
60 / *202

Atlantic ‎– 78 12661
Vinyl, LP, Album 


A1 That's Killer Joe 5:02
A2 Rambo 3:19
A3 Airegin II 3:19
A4 To You 3:52
A5 (You Should) Meet Benny Bailey 3:30
A6 Another Night In Tunisia 4:10
B1 Ray's Rockhouse 5:05
B2 Blee Blop Blues 3:01
B3 Oh Yes, I Remember Clifford 3:46
B4 Sing Joy Spring 7:08
B5 Move 2:49

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