8 July 2014 Cody
Beckett has not only added instruments that were not on his previous CDs, such as the vibes, trombone, and acoustic guitar, but he has chosen several new collaborators who have the right chemistry and who have fulfilled his musical vision. Gerald plays his flute with a fierce, uninhibited passion, and virtuosity. His challenging, memorable compositions reflect his appetite for all things musical and that philosophy extends to FLUTEVIBES.
_ Paula Edelstein (from the liner notes)
19 May 2014 Josh
When Cheryl Bentyne joined The Manhattan Transfer in 1979, it has been with her that the group has attained its status as the most successful harmony group of all time garnering them 10 Grammy Awards since 1980 – each part coming together with an unmistakable chemistry that not only nurtures the group as a whole, but lets the individual contributions of each partner come through. Cheryl’s are obvious: From her memorable (Grammy nominated)solo in “Meet Benny Bailey” to her portrayal of Lucy in the “Blee Blop Blues” video to her exquisite voicing of Django Reinhardt’s guitar solo on “Clouds” (adapted from Nuages) on SWING, to Miles Davis’ solo on Tutu, her talents are much of what is The Manhattan Transfer.