Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Herbie Mann - Four Classic Albums

AVID Jazz here presents four classic Herbie Mann albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. Herbie Mann With the Wessel Ilcken Trio ; Sultry Serenade ; Yardbird Suite and Mann in the Morning. Wessel Ilcken Trio. This hard to find and previously unavailable in the UK on CD album was one of Herbie's very early recordings made during a trip to Holland and featuring local musicians. The album finds Herbie joined by the late Wessel Ilcken on drums and two brothers Pim and Roud Jacobs on piano and bass respectively. Herbie himself switches between flute, tenor sax and clarinet. On Sultry Serenade the focus is not just the playing but also the arranging skills of Herbie Mann. As the original liner notes point out 'one of the notable features is the overall unity and internal musical consistency and purpose'. Here this is achieved with some fine musicians, Urbie Green on trombone, Jack Nimitz on baritone sax, Oscar Pettiford on bass, Joe Puma on guitar and Charlie Smith on drums. Yardbird Suite. Herbie is here joined by Phil Woods on alto sax, Eddie Costa on vibes, Joe Puma on guitar, Wendell Marshall on bass and Bobby Donaldson on drums for an essentially driving, rhythmically dynamic and ultimately very fine jazz album! 'Mann in the Morning', the second hard to find and previously unavailable in the UK on CD selection and our final album Mann in the Morning finds Herbie this time in Sweden where he restricts himself to just the flute and tenor sax duties playing alongside three basic groups of musicians. Recorded in 1957 this fine album is testament to the improvements in his playing that Herbie had made both on flute and sax ! All four albums have been digitally re-mastered. 

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Herbie Mann
Four Classic


Cd. 1

1 Lady Bach (Mann)  2:16
2 Little Girl (Hyde, Henry)  2:53
3 Imagination (Burke, VanHeusen)  2:49
4 Love is Here to Stay (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:34
5 The Lady is a Tramp (Rodgers, Hart)  2:59
6 Dear old Stockholm (Getz)  2:47
7 Falling in Love with Love (Rodgers, Hart)  2:48
8 Summertime (Heyward, Gershwin)  4:23
9 Blues for Leila (Mann)  6:13
10 Lover Come back to Me (Hammerstein, Romberg)  3:29
11 Try a Little Tenderness (Campbell, Connelly, Woods)  2:39
12 Afro Blues (Mann)  2:14
13 Let me Tell You (Mann)  4:26
14 When the Sun Comes out (Koehler, Arlen)  4:56
15 Professor (Puma)  3:44
16 Lazy Bones (Mercer, Carmichael)  7:05
17 Sultry Serenade (Glenn)  5:01
18 Little Man you´ve Had a Busy Day (Sigler, Hoffman, Wayne)  5:11
19 One Morning in May (Carmichael)  4:03
20 Swing Till the Girls Come Home (Pettiford)  4:53


Cd. 2

1 Yardbird Suite (Parker)  5:55
2 Here´s that Mann (Costa, Plancmar)  4:25
3 One for Tubby (Puma, Crossroads)  6:08
4 Squire´s Parlor (Woods)  4:51
5 Who Knew (Puma, Planemar)  7:14
6 Opicana ((Puma, Crossroads)  5:28
7 Cherry Point (Hefti)  6:15
8 Hurry Burry (Mann)  3:24
9 Serenada (Anderson)  3:01
10 Adam´s Theme (Mann)  3:29
11 Early Morning Blues (Mann)  3:17
12 Nature Boy (Ahbez)  3:24
13 Ow ! (Glower, Millender)  6:14
14 Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Burke, VanHeusen)  3:48
15 I Can´t Believe that You´re in Love with Me (McHugh, Gaskill)  3:18
16 Song for Ruth (Mann)  4:35


[Cd. 1, # 1-12] Herbie Mann With the Wessel Ilcken Trio
Herbie Mann - fl, ts & cl
Ado Broodman - tp
Pim Jacobs - p
Ruud Jacobs - b
Wessel Ilcken - dr
Recorded in Holland ; November 8, 1956
[Cd. 1, # 13-20] Sultry Serenade
Herbie Mann - fl, alt. fl & b cl
Jack Nimitz - b cl & bs
Urbie Green - tb
Joe Puma - g
Oscar Pettiford - b
Charlie Smith - dr
Herbie Mann - fl & alt. fl
Joe Puma - g
Oscar Pettiford - b
Charlie Smith - dr
Recorded in New York City ; April 1 & 8, 1957
[Cd. 2, # 1-6] Yardbird Suite
Herbie Mann - fl & ts
Phil Woods - as
Eddie Costa - vb
Joe Puma - g
Wendell Marshall - b
Bobby Donaldson - dr
Recorded in New York City ; May 14, 1957
[Cd. 2, # 7-16] Mann in the Morning
*[# 7, 15 & 16] Octet
Herbie Mann - fl & ts [# 16]
Bengt-Arne Wallin - tp
Arne Domnerus - as
Rolf Blomqvist - ts
Lennart Jansson - bs
George Riedel - b
Egil Johansen - dr
*[# 8, 9-11 & 14] Quartet [# 10 & 14] & Quintet
Herbie Mann - fl & ts [# 10 & 14]
Knud Jorgensen - p [added # 10 & 14]
Ake Person - tb
George Riedel - b
Joe Harris - dr
*[# 12 & 13] Quintet
Herbie Mann - fl
Bengt-Arne Wallin - tp
Rune Ofwerman - p
George Riedel - b
Egil Johansen - dr
Recorded in Sweden ; October 10 & 12, 1956


hcb said...

As always, you delight me. As always, thanks.

headman said...

Apart from the Savoy recording, these are all new to me. Many thanks for sharing, Mel.

lucky5 said...

Great post, Mel!

deGallo said...

Great, great post. I try to collect all of his LPs and I am a very big fan. Thank you very much.

furnguy said...


Terry said...

Thanks Mel

Kneigh said...

A great post, Melanchthon!! I'm surprised that I don't have any of these. A very welcome addition to my Herbie collection!! Many thanx!!

steve said...

Thanks Mel, the Prestige release is new to me!

Chris said...

Thanks Mel There's two here I didn't have

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you

Otis Foster said...

Thnx for this and all other shares in this flurry of year's end posting

AmyBRAINS said...

Great upgrade to me!!
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

Pee said...

Thanks for the Mann, man!

Melanchthon said...

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Fantastic post, thanks Mel!

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

Kovina Kris said...

Always looking for another Herbie Mann and I didn't have any of these! Thank you!

Guitarradeplastico your favorite musician said...

please reup