In 1978, Herbie Mann came out with two very different LPs. The more improvisatory Brazil: Once Again fulfilled his need to record a serious Brazilian jazz-pop album, while Super Mann is a commercial disco effort that finds Patrick Adams doing most of the producing. The two LPs aren't anything alike – while the instrumental Brazil: Once Again makes extensive use of the flutist's jazz chops, Mann doesn't do any improvising on Super Mann. This album isn't about his virtuosity as a soloist – it's all about the beat and the groove. So naturally, Super Mann was trashed in the jazz press by critics who made the mistake of judging it by jazz standards and wouldn't have known a good disco record from a bad one.
Second installment in the popular Easy Tempo series, which spotlights many different kinds of Easy Listening and Lounge grooves from Italy, recorded in the '60s and '70. Packed with everything from sultry, sugary female vocals to gorgeous string filled arrangements suitable for any elevator voyage and including many classic Italian soundtrack recordings. It's eclectic, eccentric, exotic and erotic! 18 tracks from the likes of Armando Trovajoli, Gianni Oddi, Giancarlo Gazzani and more. Right Tempo.