Friday, January 1, 2016

Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette - Flute Fraternity

In the 1950s, Herbie Mann frequently shared the spotlight on record dates with other flutists. This V.S.O.P. LP, a reissue of a set originally for Mode and also out for awhile on Premier, matches Mann (who here also plays piccolo, clarinet and tenor) with Buddy Collette (switching between flute, clarinet, tenor and alto) in a quintet with pianist Jimmy Rowles, bassist Buddy Clark and drummer Mel Lewis. The results are generally pleasing, if somewhat lightweight, with such obscure tunes as "Here's Buddy," Rowles' "Pop Melody," "Here's Pete" and Mann's "Theme from 'Theme From'" alternating with three standards and Chico Hamilton's "Morning After." The most interesting aspect to this lightly swinging music is the constant switching around of the lead voices on their various horns.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Herbie Mann 
Buddy Collette
Flute Fraternity


1 Herbie's Buddy (Mann)  4:08
2 Perdido (Drake, Lengsfelder, Tizol)  4:13
3 Baubles, Bangles and Beads (Forrest, Wright)  4:20
4 Give a Little Whistle (Harline, Washington)  3:35
5 Here's Pete (Rugolo)  2:40
6 Theme from "Theme From" (Mann)  6:44
7 Nancy (With the Laughing Face) (Silvers, VanHeusen)  3:57
8 Morning After (Mann)  2:38


Herbie Mann - fl, alt. fl, cl & ts
Buddy Collette - fl, alt. fl, cl, as & ts
Jimmy Rowles - p & clst
Buddy Clark - b
Mel Lewis - dr

Recorded in Hollywood, California ; July 1957


jerry g said...

ya know, there is so much good stuff here, it's amazin
thanks Mel

Orbyt said...

Nice one Mel. I haven't seen the original cover before.

Foth said...

Every day is something special.

grumpy said...

I've never seen this before, thank you.

Bhowani said...

Bonsoir, Mel

Don't you think there's a balance problem between right and left channels ??

Is this a mono converted in stereo ?

We can't hear properly one channel...

I'm won't be able to say if it is Collette or Mann, but at least is heard very far back behind the band...

Is this problem inherent to the source ?

Thanks a lot, anyway !

Baron said...

Cheers Mel

Bhowani said...

Thanks for your answer, I'll grab it again.

Melanchthon said...

Anonymous said...

thank you very much !

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

deGallo said...

Thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

A nice upgrade to me.
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

Kovina Kris said...

I'm a big fan of Mann, and want to hear his jams, so I will get these tunes, as quickly as I can. Thank you!

Stefano said...