HomeCompelling Vocal Quality: Assembling A Compact Road Package For Take 6

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Over the course of 25 years, Take 6 has garnered more than its share of awards, including a whopping 10 Grammys, while earning the respect and praise of musical icons ranging from Stevie Wonder to Brian Wilson. Legendary producer Quincy Jones famously referred to the 6-member a cappella group as “the baddest vocal cats on the planet.”

Despite the longevity and accolades, Alvin Chea, Khristian Dentley, Joey Kibble, Mark Kibble, Claude V. McKnight III and David Thomas are still hard at it, recently taking their swinging, harmony-rich sound on the road for a world tour.

When I spoke with the group’s mix engineer and production manager, Tony Huerta, he was in Mackay, Australia, waiting to depart on a journey to the Molde International Jazz Festival in Norway – a 40-plus-hour trip with stops in Brisbane, Bangkok, Istanbul and Oslo along the way.

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