Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Herbie Mann - Love and The Weather

Herbie Mann was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Jewish parents of Romanian and Russian descent. He attended Lincoln High School in Brighton Beach. His first professional performance was playing the Catskills resorts at age 15. In the 1950s Mann was primarily a bop flutist, playing in combos with artists such as Phil Woods, occasionally playing bass clarinet, tenor saxophone and solo flute.
Mann was an early pioneer of the fusion of jazz and world music. In 1959, following a State Department sponsored tour of Africa, he recorded Flutista, an album of Afro-Cuban jazz. In 1961 Mann toured Brazil, returning to the United States to record with Brazilian musicians, including Antonio Carlos Jobim and guitarist Baden Powell. These albums helped popularize bossa nova in the US and Europe. He often worked with Brazilian themes. In the mid-1960s Mann hired a young Chick Corea to play in some of his bands. In the late 1970s and early 1980s Mann played duets at New York City's Bottom Line and Village Gate clubs, with the late Sarod virtuso Vasant Rai.
Following the 1969 hit album Memphis Underground, a number of disco-style smooth jazz records brought criticism from jazz purists but allowed Mann remain active during a period of declining interest in jazz. The musicians on these recordings are some of the best-known session players in soul and jazz, including singer Cissy Houston (mother of Whitney Houston), guitarists Duane Allman and Larry Coryell, bassists Donald "Duck" Dunn and Chuck Rainey and drummers Al Jackson and Bernard Purdie. In this period Mann had a number of pop hits — rare for a jazz musician. According to a 1998 interview Mann had made at least 25 albums that were on the Billboard 200 pop charts, success denied most of his jazz peers."
Mann provided the music for the 1978 National Film Board of Canada animated short Afterlife, by Ishu Patel.
In the early 1970s he founded his own label, Embryo Records, distributed by Cotillion Records, a division of Atlantic Records. Embryo produced jazz albums, such as Ron Carter's Uptown Conversation (1970); Miroslav Vitous' first solo album, Infinite Search (1969); Phil Woods and his European Rhythm Machine at the Frankfurt Jazz Festival (1971); and Dick Morrissey and Jim Mullen's Up (1976), which featured the Average White Band as a rhythm section; and the 730 Series, with a more rock-oriented style, including Zero Time (1971) by TONTO's Expanding Head Band. He later set up Kokopelli Records after difficulty with established labels. In 1996, Mann collaborated with Stereolab on the song "One Note Samba/Surfboard" for the AIDS-Benefit album Red Hot + Rio produced by the Red Hot Organization. Mann also played horns on the Bee Gees' album Spirits Having Flown.
His last appearance was on May 3, 2003, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and he died less than two months later on July 1, 2003 at the age of 73, after a long battle with prostate cancer.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbie_Mann

Herbie Mann
Love and The Weather
[BCP 63]

Tracks

1 Love And The Weather (Berlin)  3:46
2 But Beautiful (Burke, VanHeusen)  2:54
3 Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (Wolf, Landesman)  3:28
4 I'm Glad There Is You (Madeira, Dorsey)  3:18
5 A Sinner Kissed An Angel (David, Joseph)  3:10
6 High On A Windy Hill (Whitney, Kramer)  3:32
7 Ill Wind (Koehler, Arlen)  3:45
8 For Heaven's Sake (Meyer, Bretton, Edwards)  3:17
9 Autumn Nocturne (Gannon, Myrow)  4:17
10 Moon Love (based from Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony)  2:39
11 The Morning Side Of The Mountain (Manning, Stock)  3:22
12 Like Someone In Love (Burke, VanHeusen)  2:57

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Personnel
[# 1-6]
Herbie Mann - fl
Joe Puma - g
Milt Hinton - b
Don Lamond - dr
Ralph Burns - dir.
Unidentified large orchestra, including strings
Recorded in New York City ; March, 1956
[# 7-12]
Herbie Mann - fl
Harry Lookofsky - concertmaster
Joe Puma - g
Whitey Mitchell - b
Herb Wasserman - dr
Frank Hunter - dir.
Unidentified large orchestra, including strings
Recorded same place & date as above

See also
http://www.jazzdisco.org/bethlehem-records/catalog-deluxe-series/

26 comments:

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Thank you.

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