Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Herbie Mann Quartet - Flamingo, vol. 2

An early showcase for the cool, compressed flute work of the young Herbie Mann a style that created a great bridge to jazz for so many later players on the instrument ! The Mann heard here isn't the overblown, soul-drenched Herbie of the 60s but a player who's very careful with his tone and timing, yet still able to swing incredibly well! Herbie's solos are a masterpiece of economy and set up strongly in a hip quartet that features some equally careful work from Joe Puma on guitar plus Charles Andrus on bass and Harold Granowsky on drums. There's a number of strong original tunes on the set numbers written with a bit of wit and angular finish...
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Herbie Mann
[volume 2]


1 I Told Every Little Star (Kern, Hammerstein II)  4:31
2 Love Is A Simple Thing (Siegel, Carroll)  2:03
3 There's No You (Adair, Hopper)  4:17
4 Sorri-Mao (Mann)  3:30
5 The Influential Mr. Cohn (Mann)  2:37
6 A One Way Love (Mann)  3:18
7 The Surrey With The Fringe On Top (Rodgers, Hammerstein)  2:42
8 Flamingo (Grouya)  2:44
9 Little Orphan Annie (Kahn, Sanders)  3:27
10 Jasmin (Blues for Flute Waltz) (Jones)  3:02
11 Beverly (Mann)  2:06
12 Woodchuck (Puma)  2:56


Herbie Mann - fl & ts
Joe Puma - g
Charles Andrus - b
Harold Granowsky - dr

Recorded in New York City ; June, 1955


steve said...

Thanks Mel! Very early Herbie is not something I am familiar with.

danair said...

Thanks very much for this Mel.

asch said...

Could you please repost this
Maurice Ferret & Joseph Pourville - Hommage à Django

blbs said...

Very cool! Thank you!
I wish you a real happy 2014!

fcapeau said...

Many thanks for this jolly good post, Mel, and for this opportunity to listen to the rare Joe Puma ...

Rick said...

Thanks Mel, and a Happy New Year to You.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Guelda said...

A beautiful album, with the soft tone of the flute from Mann, which is always a joy to hear, especially in the morning ! Joe Puma provides a perfect "backdrop" with great taste. As for several recordings from this era (some Red Norvo albums come to mind), one may find that the drums work lacks from interaction with the solists. At least the groove is here.

Thank you very much for this gem Mel !

Melanchthon said...

Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

great stuff, thank you.

kingpossum said...

Did anyone record a larger number of albums than Herbie Mann? Seems like his discography numbers in the hundreds. Thanks for the post.

Bill said...

Nice album. Thanks Mel.

Chris said...

Great thanks Mel for this early Mann

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel.

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

Kovina Kris said...

My favorite jazz flute player for sure. Thank you!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You