MANHATTAN TRANSFER Pastiche/Atlantic.
THE title does this brilliant American harmony quartet no justice. They still reflect pop nostalgia marvellously - here they pick off The Supremes and others so evocatively - but their range is now immense, much more than pastiche. They reshape jazz, rock, cabaret, classic ballads in their own way, with humour, impeccable musicianship and glittering style. Their breakneck version of Woody Herman's jazz anthem, "Four Brothers," is startlingly good. Songs of the "Love for Sale" genre vie with contemporary sounds like "Walk in Love" and "It's not the Spotlight." Music, this, which will endure.