Couldn't Be Hotter

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Couldn't Be Hotter
Live album by The Manhattan Transfer
Released 2003
Recorded December 2000
Genre Jazz
Length 77:32
Label Telarc
Producer Tim Hauser
The Manhattan Transfer chronology
The Spirit of St. Louis
(2000)
Couldn't Be Hotter
(2003)
Vibrate
(2004)

Couldn’t Be Hotter is a live album released by The Manhattan Transfer in 2004 on the Telarc label. This is their third all-live album with Cheryl Bentyne. It was recorded during a tour of Japan over two nights at Orchestra Hall in Tokyo.

Reviews[edit]

  • "The Transfer's first live recording in seven years. And, yes, after more than two decades in existence, they're still pretty hot."
-- Los Angeles Times
  • "A great live set by the vocal quartet who specialize in jazz vocalese, still harmonizing strongly with 30-plus years under their belts."
-- Goldmine
  • "This impressive set shows that the Transfer is still at the peak of their collective powers...it's time we acknowledged them as one of the very best of a dying breed, THE classic vocal group. This CD is proof positive . "Couldn't Be Hotter" indeed."
-- JazzReview.com
  • "Recorded in Japan, Couldn't Be Hotter fully displays the humor and soaring interplay of Hauser, Siegel, Paul, and Bentyne as they re-establish themselves as the premiere vocal quartet."
-- Rhythm & News

Track listing[edit]

# Song title Composer/songwriter length
1 Old Man Mose Louis Armstrong, Zilner Randolph 2:46
2 Sing Moten's Swing Jon Hendricks, Bennie Moten, Ira Moten 3:42
3 A-Tisket, A-Tasket Van Alexander, Ella Fitzgerald 3:06
4 Sugar Sidney D. Mitchell, Edna Pinkard, Maceo Pinkard 3:41
5 (Up A) Lazy River Sidney Arodin, Hoagy Carmichael 5:38
6 Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? Louis Alter, Eddie DeLange 5:32
7 Stars Fell on Alabama Mitchell Parish, Frank Perkins 4:32
8 Gone Fishin' Nick Kenny, Charles Kenny 5:03
9 Blue Again Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh 5:29
10 Clouds Jon Hendricks, Django Reinhardt 7:51
11 Stompin' at Mahogany Hall Alan Paul, Spencer Williams 3:08
12 Nothing Could Be Hotter Than That Lillian Armstrong 6:43
13 It's Good Enough to Keep (Air Mail Special) Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy, Alan Paul 3:14
14 Don't Let Go Jesse Stone 4:18
15 Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone Jay Graydon, Bernard Herrmann, Alan Paul 4:15
16 My Foolish Heart Ned Washington, Victor Young 8:25

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