The Offbeat of Avenues

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The Offbeat of Avenues
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Studio album by The Manhattan Transfer
Released August 13, 1991
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 55:41
Label Columbia
Producer Tim Hauser
The Manhattan Transfer chronology
The Offbeat of Avenues
The Christmas Album
(1992)The Christmas Album1992

The Offbeat Of Avenues was the thirteenth album released by The Manhattan Transfer on August 13, 1991 by Columbia Records.

This album is the first of two albums for Columbia Records. This album is also the first Manhattan Transfer album where the majority of the songs were either written or co-written by the members of the group.


This album yielded the group a Grammy Award, in the category of Best Contemporary Jazz Performance for the song "Sassy". The lyrics for this song were written by Janis Siegel and Cheryl Bentyne; the music by composed by Janis Siegel and Bill Bodine.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Offbeat of Avenues" (Ian Prince, Cheryl Bentyne, Don Freeman) (4:55)
  2. "Sassy" (Cheryl Bentyne, Ben Bodine, Janis Siegel) (4:49)
  3. "10 Minutes Till the Savages Come" (Jeff Lorber, Janis Siegel, Brock Walsh) (3:58)
  4. "What Goes Around Comes Around" (Alan Paul, Les Pierce) (4:51)
  5. "Blue Serenade" (Tim Hauser, Van Dyke Parks) (3:40)
  6. "Gentleman with a Family" (Cheryl Bentyne, Marc Jordan, Gerald O'Brien) (4:51)
  7. "Women in Love" (David Batteau, Don Freeman) (6:19)
  8. "A World Apart" (Janis Siegel) (5:01)
  9. "Confide in Me" (Donald Fagen) (4:11)
  10. "The Quietude (Encuentro De Animales)" (Alan Paul)
  11. "Blues for Pablo" (Gil Evans, Jon Hendricks) (6:53)

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