Sunday, April 23, 2017

Herbie Mann & Sam Most Quintet (BCP40)

This CD reissues an early Herbie Mann set that matches him with his fellow flutist, Sam Most. Originally, this date was known as The Mann With the Most. Recorded back during Mann's bebop period, the set teams the two flutists with guitarist Joe Puma, bassist Jimmy Gannon and drummer Lee Kleinman. The quintet performs nine standards plus an original apiece from Most and Puma. Highlights include "Fascinating Rhythm," "Let's Get Away from It All" and "Seven Come Eleven." Most was actually the better known of the two flutists at the time but, while he ended up in the Los Angeles studios, Mann's constant musical curiosity would result in him gaining worldwide fame. Their enjoyable music finds the flutists battling it out to a draw.
Scott Yanow

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Herbie Mann
Sam Most


1 Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:49
2 Why Do I Love You ? (Hammerstein, Kern)  3:49
3 It's Only Sunshine (Puma)  2:42
4 Love Letters (Heyman, Young)  2:11
5 Let's Get Away from It All (Adair, Dennis)  3:22
6 Flying Home (Goodman, Hampton, Robin)  3:21
7 I'll Remember April (DePaul, Johnston, Raye)  4:59
8 Empathy (Most)  3:19
9 It Might as Well Be Spring (Hammerstein, Rodgers)  3:13
10 Just One of Those Things (Porter)  3:56
11 Seven Comes Eleven (Goodman)  4:54


Herbie Mann - fl
Sam Most - fl
Joe Puma - g
Jimmy Gannon - b
Lee Kleinman - d

Recorded in New York City ; October 12 & 17, 1955

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anon said...

Thanks very much!!!!

Orbyt said...

Great post Mel. Dig the guitar/flute dates.

grumpy said...

Very enjoyable, amazing how a NYC recording can sound so 'west coast'!

Giancarlo said...

Bethlehem Records is a vault full of great music

Kndnsk said...

Thank you!

htg said...

Herbie Mann & Sam Most

Love the interplay here. I don't know enough to differentiate between the two, but they sure make wonderful music together.

Thank you

Kovina Kris said...

So glad to see this re-posted. Thank you Mel!

neil said...

Many thanks for the opportunity to upgrade, mel...

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

steve said...

Thanks for this listen Mel . . . early Mann is always a treat!

deGallo said...

Yes! Thank you.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

glinka21 said...

Thanks, Mel!

glinka21 said...

Thanks, Mel!

francisco santos said...

BIG THX !....

Fred Archtop said...

Deep thanks Mel.

Melanchthon said...

Historicus said...

Thanks a lot for reposting!!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thanks a lot Mel!