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October 31st, 2008 Fun Fun  – a night in Montreal

Fun Fun a night in Montreal

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October 15th, 2008 NEWS

I know, I know, we never write, we never call. We’ve been very busy though, after our ten year vacation we are working hard. New record drops October 14! It’s called Fun Fun A night in Montreal (MMusic 7908-1 Distributed by Fusion 3). We are far from impartial but this is a record that we are very proud of. Recorded live in Montreal last year on October 12th, this is our tenth record our third live album and the best. You can buy it on line after Nov. 1st at or you can find it in finer record stores everywhere…

Below you will find the backstory.



After a 10 year hiatus, the Juno award winning “world beat big band” Manteca released their 9th album, “Onward”, in June of 2007. The record received two Juno nominations and overwhelming critical acclaim;

“After 28 years, Manteca’s reinvention is full of their trademark explosive energy, anchored with beautifully textured melodies. This is simply one of the truly great concert attractions.”

Ross Porter – President, CEO Jazz FM

“intriguing melody-driven textures…humour, precision and high energy,in a blaze of lights – Manteca is back without missing a beat…”

The Toronto Star

“… un abandon et une virtuosité rythmique hors du commun. Étonnante et détonnante, la trame sonore idéale pour les bamboulas torrides du mois d’août.”

Stanley P�an, Voir

On October 12, 2007, the second date of their fall tour in support of Onward, Manteca’s show at the legendary Montreal vaudeville concert hall La Tulipe was recorded for national broadcast by CBC radio. For the band and their fans it was an electric night – Manteca’s first performance in Montreal since their show at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 1993 in front of 10,000 people, a show that the Montreal Gazette selected as one of the top three shows at the festival that year.

Remixed by Juno Award winning Engineer Jeff Wolpert “Fun, fun- a night in Montreal” is one hour of Manteca in concert; deep grooves, lickety split ensemble playing and the live, exuberant impact that has made Manteca a not to miss concert attraction for the past 30 years.

Fun Fun…a night in Montreal, is unquestionably Manteca’s strongest live recording to date.

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