Saturday, February 11, 2017

Herbie Mann - Brazil, Bossa Nova & Blues

This gentle and warm blend of jazz and bossa nova was inspired by flautist Herbie Mann’s 1961 Brazilian tour. A well-chosen, simpatico group invests these attractive compositions with warmth while slipping deftly into the blend of relaxation and lyricism the idiom calls for.
As leader, Mann generally takes on the theme statements, but his unpretentious — yet always melodic — playing works well in this context. A major benefit to the sessions is Billy Bean, a superb guitarist with a great gift for improvisation, whose versatility adds considerably more orchestral colour and texture to Mann’s group. Vibist Haygood Hardy’s rhythmically sinuous and serpentine solos are also consistently well constructed, while the rhythm section, which carries the soloists along irresistibly, yet always with restraint, is one of the best Mann ever had.

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Herbie Mann
Brazil, Bossa Nova & Blues


1 Brazil (Barroso)  4:35
2 Copacabana (Mann)  6:54
3 Minha de Saudade (Gilberto, Donato)  5:13
4 B.N. Blues (Mann)  2:52
5 One Note Samba (Jobim, Mendonça)  4:29
6 Me Faz Recordar (Salter)  7:58


Herbie Mann - fl
Haygood Hardy - vb
Dave Pike - mrmb
Billy Bean - g
Bill Salter - b
Carlos (Patato) Valdez - cng
Willie Bobo - dr
Carmen Costa - mrcs
Jose De Paula - tmbr

Recorded in New York City ; early 1962


Albertito Jazz said...

Melanchthon? I miss the link... Thanks as ever!!! ;-)

CrunchyFrog said...

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frank-oliver said...

The rapidshare link doesn`t work. Can you check this please?

deGallo said...

Thank you. I can dig HM.

duck said...

Once again many thanks Mel for all your fine efforts in keeping me busy listening.

fcapeau said...

And one for the road ! It's not so frequent to listen to Billy Bean and Dave Pike in the same combo !! Many thanks, Mel.

asd said...

password? thanks for the link!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

musician3 said...

AMAZING...........................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Kovina Kris said...

I'm not a big fan of jazz flute but Mann is an exception.

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