2003 | Telarc

Couldn’t Be Hotter

Couldn’t Be Hotter is The Manhattan Transfer’s first album on the Telarc label.”We are truly pleased to have The Manhattan Transfer join our jazz roster,” says Telarc President Bob Woods. “We have worked with them as guest artists previously and those occasions led us to mutually believe that we could create a successful ongoing collaboration. They are a prestigious act, and working with them is a lot of fun. We’re headed into the studio later this year to record a new album in high-definition multi-channel surround for release on SACD as well as conventional two-channel CD.”

1930s and ’40s swing music with a jazz twist is what The Manhattan Transfer do best, and Couldn’t Be Hotter features some of their best hits. The sixteen songs chosen for this special live recording convey the depth of the group’s talent and variety of their music. Classic favorites such as “Sing Moten’s Swing,” “Clouds” and “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” recorded while on tour in Japan, capture the essence of The Manhattan Transfer, and their enthusiasm is evident in these performances.

From boogie-woogie to bop to vocalese, Couldn’t Be Hotter spotlights The Manhattan Transfer’s dynamic, big band harmonies in a live setting. In a career spanning more than three decades, this stylish and sophisticated Telarc debut is destined to become another classic.