Karavansara

East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Manhattan Transfer

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A few nights back I was trying to turn on my friend Claire to the music of Manhattan Transfer1, but the web was against us.

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But I’m not the sort that’s easily deterred, especially when the Man Tran are concerned.
So here’s the video for The Offbeat of Avenues, that has the right pulpy/noirish style to fit Karavansara to a T.

Enjoy!

… and a bonus, because you had to listen to these guys live to be really blown away2.
Listen here, Claire …


  1. yes, the poor girl led a very sheltered life and was never exposed to the corrupting influences of vocalese… 
  2. I was lucky – they played Turin often enough… 
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Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

2 thoughts on “Manhattan Transfer

  1. Ooh… Great! Lovely music, and the video looks wonderfully like the Idea of an Old Movie – or Novel. You know what I mean.

    From the top of the Big Plane Tree
    We heartily, heartily do thank thee.

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