Saturday, June 24, 2017

Herbie Mann/Sahib Shihab - The Jazz We Heard Last Summer

This split LP pairs a sextet led by multi-instrumentalist Sahib Shihab with another under the direction of Herbie Mann. Big names all the way around on this one. On the Shihab session, John Jenkins and Clifford Jordan round out the front line, while Hank Jones, Addison Farmer, and Dannie Richmond hold down the rhythm. Mann, on the other hand, is joined by Phil Woods, Eddie Costa, Joe Puma, Wilbur Ware, and Jerry Segal. Nothing overly surprising here, but one can expect quality performances by all. The album's opener, "S.M.T.W.T.F.S.S. Blues," and Jenkins' own "Rockaway" are especially pleasing themes, as is the Phil Woods contribution, "World Wide Boots." Generally speaking, the Shihab tracks are a bit meatier, causing the momentum to taper off toward the end of the disc. This should not, however, sway fans of late-'50s bop, as a number of the scene's top players are featured on this admittedly short set.
Brandon Burke

Source :

Herbie Mann
 Sahib Shihab
The Jazz We Heard Last Summer


1 S.M.T.W.T.F.S.S. Blues (Shihab)  6:36
2 Rockaway (Jenkins)  6:43
3 The Things We Did Last Summer (Cahn, Styne)  7:03
4 Green Stamp Monsta (Mann)  7:58
5 World Wide Boots (Woods)  8:22


[# 1-4] Sahib Shihab Sextet
John Jenkins - as
Clifford Jordan - ts
Sahib Shihab - bs
Hank Jones - p
Addison Farmer - b
Dannie Richmond - dr
Recorded in New York City ; June 6, 1957
[# 4-5] Herbie Mann Sextet
Herbie Mann - fl & ts
Phil Woods - as
Eddie Costa - vb & p
Joe Puma - g
Wilbur Ware - b
Jerry Segal - dr
Recorded in New York City ; May 2, 1957


Otis Foster said...

Quite a rarity mel. Thnx

Reza said...

looks interesting many thanks

richeliu said...

Hi there:
What is the password to unzip the files. thanks.

lindo0107 said...

PW please?
Greetings from Brazil

censusloss said...

I always love to discover new Sahib -Thanks, Mel

Philo said...

Herbie Mann/Sahib Shihab - Jazz We Heard Last Summer

A rare opportunity to hear a bit of Herbie Mann on tenor sax.


Sivad said...

nice session...thank you!

dolphydays said...

Please remember to post Donald Byrd/John Jenkins 'STAR EYES' also known as 'JAZZ EYES' on Savoy. This has a version of the Jenkins tune 'Rockaway' also found here in a separate version I didn't know existed, and, to distinguish between the two dates. It may be only available to RIP from the (or YOUR hopefully) vinyl 33 1/3 disc, released in 1977-78 on the 'SAVOY JAZZ' label, the successor to the original 50s Savoy [Ozzie] Cadena sessions/dates. Have searched FOREVER for the Byrd/Jenkins version in digital .rar/.zip/.flac shares. FABULOUS BLOG SHARES you have!!!! Thanks a Trillion Melanchthon. One of the best on the net, and GLAD to see you resurface! SALUT...TOUR DE FORCE!!!

Tibau said...

Great album.!! Thanks.!!

onxidlib said...

Love Sahib Shihab. Thank you!

Chris said...

Thanks Mel I missed this the first time a welcomed upgrade.

Peter said...

Thx Melanchthon!

deGallo said...

Marvelous! Thank you.

nlrp said...

many thanks. nlrp

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Great post! Thank you Mel

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a bunch Mel.

Kovina Kris said...

FYI - Expired file on this one. Thought you might like to know.

Guitarradeplastico your favorite musician said...

Please re-up

Melanchthon said...

DEEP said...


Kovina Kris said...

Really happy to see this one re-posted. Quite an interesting album. I can't wait to hear it. Thank you Mel.

AntonioMorgan said...

Merci pour cette rareté Melanchthon!

lex said...

Many thanks!

Guitarradeplastico your favorite musician said...

Many thanks!