Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Herbie Mann - Seven Classic Albums vol.3 (Disc IV)

Salute to the Flute:
Salute to the Flute (reissued as When Lights Are Low) is an album by American jazz flautist Herbie Mann featuring tracks recorded in 1957 for the Epic label. - Wikipedia.org

This Portrait LP (a 1988 reissue of an Epic album titled Salute to the Flute) found flutist Herbie Mann accompanied for the first time by a big band on five of the nine selections. Prior to 1959, virtually all of Mann's recordings were bop-oriented, and this one is no exception. Whether it be "Little Niles," "When Lights Are Low," "Beautiful Love" or even "Old Honky Tonk Piano Roll Blues," Mann proves to be an excellent bop soloist; other important players on this date include trumpeter Joe Wilder, altoist Anthony Ortega, pianist Hank Jones, guitarist Joe Puma and bassist Oscar Pettiford. This LP will be a difficult one to find. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Right Now:
Herbie Mann spent much of his career at Atlantic, which he signed with in the early 1960s and recorded for until 1985. The flutist provided a very wide variety of music during his long stay at Atlantic; this rewarding 1962 LP found him combining bop with various forms of world music. Mann has long been famous for his love of Brazilian music, and that interest serves him well on the charming "Borquinho" and Luiz Bonfa's "Manha de Carnaval," as well as two Antonio Carlos Jobim pieces: "Desafinado" (a major hit for Stan Getz in the early 1960s) and "Meditation." But Mann goes for more of an Afro-Cuban flavor on his exuberant "Free for All" and Lester Young's "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid," and he successfully incorporates elements of Jewish and Middle Eastern music on the moody "Challil." Now for the bad news: like so many of Mann's Atlantic dates, Right Now has long been out of print and has yet to be reissued on CD. - by Alex Henderson, AMG

Artist: Herbie Mann
Album: Herbie Mann vol.3; Disc Four (Salute To The Flute + Right Now)
Year: 1957-1962 (Epic Records, Atlantic Recordings)
Label: RealGoneJazz Records (2015)
Runtime: 54:51

Tracks:

Salute To The Flute:
1.  Beautiful Love (Wayne King / Victor Young / Egbert Van Alstyne) 6:31
2.  Hip Scotch (Joe Puma) 3:40
3.  Song For Ruth (Herbie Mann) 4:22
4.  Noga's Nuggets (Oscar Pettiford) 4:04
5.  A Ritual (Herbie Mann) 3:48

Personnel:
Herbie Mann (Flute, Vocals)
Anthony Ortega (Alto Saxophone)
Sol Schlinger (Baritone Saxophone)
Oscar Pettiford (Double Bass)
Philly Joe Jones (Drums) - 2
Gus Johnson (Drums) - 1-3
Joe Puma (Guitar)
Hank Jones (Piano)
Dave Kurtzer (Bassoon)
Dick Hafer (Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone) - 4
Chauncey Welsch (Trombone) - 4
Urbie Green (Trombone) - 4
Bernie Glow (Trumpet) - 3
Don Stratton (Trumpet) - 4
Joe Wilder (Trumpet) - 4

Right Now:
6.  Right Now (Herbie Mann) 3:11
7.  Desafinado (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonca) 4:21
8.  Challil (Herbie Mann) 4:36
9.  Jumpin' With Symphony Sid (Lester Young) 2:56
10.  Borquinho (Roberto Menescal / Renaldo Boscoli) 3:38
11.  Cool Heat (Herbie Mann) 5:11
12.  Manha de Carnaval (Luiz Bonfa) 2:55
13.  Meditation (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Newton Mendonca) 5:52
14.  Free for All (Herbie Mann) 2:19
Recorded in New York City, March 12 & 28, April 19, 1962

Personnel:
Herbie Mann (Flute)
Hagood Hardy (Vibraphone)
Billy Bean (Guitar)
Don Payne (Double Bass) - 10,12,13
Bill Stalter (Double Bass) - 6-9,11,14
Willie Bobo (Drums)
Carlos "Patato" Valdes (Congas)
Johnny Pacheco (Percussion) - 10,12
Willie Rodriguez (Percussion) - 10,12,13

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