Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Herbie Mann Plays

Flutist Herbie Mann's first recording as a leader (seven selections from 1954 originally on a 10" LP plus four others cut in 1956) has been reissued on CD with three alternate takes added on. Even back in 1954, Mann (who doubles here on flute and alto flute) had his own sound. The music (featuring either Benny Weeks or Joe Puma on guitar in a piano-less quartet) is essentially straight-ahead bop and finds Mann playing quite melodically and with swing. This set is a good example of Herbie Mann's early style before he started exploring various types of world musics.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0cfexqrgldje

Herbie Mann


1 Chicken Little [take 6] (Mann)  3:00
2 Cuban Love Song (Fields, McHugh, Stothart)  3:16
3 The Things We Did Last Summer [take 3] (Cahn, Styne)  4:15
4 Deep Night (Henderson, Vallee)  3:40
5 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea [take 3] (Arlen, Koehler)  4:05
6 After Work [take 4] (Mann)  4:07
7 Moon Dreams (MacGregor, Mercer)  3:29
8 A Spring Morning [take 7] (Mann)  2:45
9 Scuffles (Gardner, Mann)  2:57
10 The Purple Grotto [take 2] (Mann)  2:44
11 My Little Suede Shoes [take 1] (Mann)  2:43
12 A Spring Morning [
alt. take 6] (Mann)  2:50
13 The Purple Grotto [
alt. take 1] (Mann)  2:57
14 Chicken Little [alt. take 3] (Mann)  3:11


Herbie Mann - fl & alt fl
Benny Weeks
& Joe Puma [2, 4, 7 & 9] - g
Keith Hodgson
& Whitey Mitchell [2, 4, 7 & 9] - b
Lee Rockey &
Herbie Wasserman [2, 4, 7 & 9] - dr

Recorded in New York City ; December, 1954 ; & 1956 [2, 4, 7 & 9]

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


karelio said...

Fantastic! Many thanks from someone who discovered the great Herbie Mann late in the web!

musician3 said...

Magnificent.....Thank You

borguez said...

thanks you so much!
you are doing something great!
many thanks from Italy!

Albertito Jazz said...

The daily emotion of waiting for Melanchthon's new posts! Thanks, thanks and thanks...

rog said...

Thank you Mel ! Herbie is wonderful this foggy day...

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Melanchthon said...


Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

thank you for this very nice one!

deGallo said...

Herbie fan here! Thank you.

gullo said...

This has been one of my favorite albums for years! Thank you!

Historicus said...

Graet as usual, many thanks!!!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much, Mel

Anonymous said...

Thanks again Mel - and for the third link for Flute Flight - Bill

DEEP said...

Early Herbert Soloman......


musician3 said...

EXCELLENT.........................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Bill said...

Thanls, Mel, for these, for me, unknown recordings!

Kovina Kris said...

FYI - expired files here.

Guitarradeplastico your favorite musician said...

please reup