By Josef Woodard
Updated February 04, 1994 at 05:00 AM EST
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The Very Best of the Manhattan Transfer

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The Very Best of the Manhattan Transfer (Rhino) Cutting a swath between doo-wop, bebop, and pop, the Manhattan Transfer embodies the queasy marriage of art and kitsch. This package leans toward the latter, even on the consummate jazz homage, ”Birdland.” While the quartet’s vocal tapestries can be impressive, the group lacks improvisational daring, often seeming little more than a novelty revue act whose time has come and gone. C+

The Very Best of the Manhattan Transfer

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