The Manhattan Transfer

Coming Out

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The Manhattan Transfer's second Atlantic recording, Coming Out, showcases the talented singers (Tim Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel, and Laurel Masse) on a strictly pop affair. The only hints of jazz crop up in Siegel's ballad "Scotch and Soda" and a funky version of "Poinciana," on which Michael Brecker has a cameo on soprano. There is a good amount of variety and the singing is reasonably impressive, even if the spontaneity and feel of jazz are largely absent.

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