MAN TRAN: The Manhattan Transfer / The Junction

The Junction

An eclectic, brightly attenuated recording, 2018's The Junction is the Manhattan Transfer's first studio album since the death of founding member Tim Hauser from a heart attack in 2014. It's also the first album the legendary vocal group has recorded with his replacement, M-Pact vocalist Trist Curless. Along with Curless, once again showcased are the talents of longtime group members Cheryl Bentyne, Janis Siegel, and Alan Paul. The Junction follows up 2009's ambitious The Chick Corea Songbook, and finds the group moving away from that album's organic, fusion-influenced sound and delving instead into a sparkling, jazzy mix of inspired covers and originals. Produced with studio savvy by Mervyn Warren (Whitney Houston, Michael Bublé, Take 6), The Junction is a sleek production, where the Transfer's laser-tone vocals are framed by ......

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