Manteca Beat

TKG Music, 2007CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 13.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to hit the floor! Manteca Beat is bringing the party to your home tonight. The lineup is packed with musicians who sing and play with enthusiasm. They seem forever ready to entertain. “Take Your Time” is an instrumental that has a mid-tempo swing with brass accents, blues guitar from James Hinkle, piano from Mark Goodwin with Paul Klemperer leading on sax. It is typical of the good time groove on these fourteen songs. Malford Millgan soothes us with the lead vocals on “Silver Bird” and Phez Kimona adds baritone vocals to the Latin funk and romance of “Plus ‚a Chang”e. They have enough versatility to warm wide audiences.


Publicist: Hard Pressed