Thursday, May 5, 2016

Herbie Mann & Bobby Jaspar - Flute Soufflé

At the time of this Prestige set (reissued on CD), Herbie Mann was a flutist who occasionally played tenor and Bobby Jaspar a tenor-saxophonist who doubled on flute. Two of the four songs find them switching back and forth while the other two are strictly flute features. With pianist Tommy Flanagan, guitarist Joe Puma, bassist Wendell Marshall and drummer Bobby Donaldson contributing quiet support, the two lead voices constantly interact and trade off during this enjoyable performance. Highpoints are the haunting "Tel Aviv" and a delightful version of "Chasing the Bird."
Scott Yanow

Source :

Herbie Mann
Bobby Jaspar
Flute Soufflé

1 Tel Aviv (Mann)  14:38
2 Somewhere Else (Puma)  5:55
3 Let's March (Mann)  7:21
4 Chasin' the Bird (Parker)  8:13


Herbie Mann, Bobby Jaspar - fl & ts

Tommy Flanagan - p
Joe Puma - g
Wendell Marshall - b
Bobby Donaldson - d

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey ; March 21, 1957


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rowgatien said...

Tel Aviv is a recommended track indeed! Merci

hasoo said...

Mel, thanks for Herbie Mann Flute Soufflé. So nice.

Kovina Kris said...

Merci indeed Mel. This one looks just great!

AmyBRAINS said...

Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

Luis said...

Thank you, Mel!

ProfessorCalculus said...

Gracias Mel

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jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias.

Celsohare said...

Muito Obrigado, Melanchthon. Abraços desde São Paulo, Brasil. Maravilhoso trabalho !

Melanchthon said...

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deGallo said...

Herbie Mann fan here, Thank you.

Rodrigo Benites said...

Great Choice,
thank you.

Fred Archtop said...

Many thanks again Mel.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I recently downloaded this record and seriously listened to Herbie Mann for the first time. I checked through your archives and download further 1950s Mann. Is there any chance you could re-up 'Flute Flight' (posted 21 May 15) and 'Herbie Mann Plays' (posted 15 March 13) as the links are dead. Thank you for expanding my musical horizons with respect to jazz - hope you can help, Bill

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!