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Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette - Flute Fraternity (1957) {V.S.O.P.}

Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette - Flute Fraternity (1957) {V.S.O.P.}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 202MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 90MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Cool, Bop

In the 1950s, Herbie Mann frequently shared the spotlight on record dates with other flutists. This V.S.O.P. LP, a reissue of a set originally for Mode and also out for awhile on Premier, matches Mann (who here also plays piccolo, clarinet and tenor) with Buddy Collette (switching between flute, clarinet, tenor and alto) in a quintet with pianist Jimmy Rowles, bassist Buddy Clark and drummer Mel Lewis. The results are generally pleasing, if somewhat lightweight, with such obscure tunes as "Here's Buddy," Rowles' "Pop Melody," "Here's Pete" and Mann's "Theme from 'Theme From'" alternating with three standards and Chico Hamilton's "Morning After."
Herbie Mann - The Beat Goes On (1967) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

Herbie Mann - The Beat Goes On (1967) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 208 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 75 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27462 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Flute

The beat goes on, and Herbie Mann gets plenty darn groovy – serving up these short, soulful tunes that really pack a sweet little punch – thanks in part to some excellent work on vibes by the young Roy Ayers! Ayers' rings out next to Herbie's flute in a very cool way – almost Latin, but a bit groovier overall, with some echoes of bossa and 60s soundtrack jazz – all mixed with deeper soul currents that are very much in the best 60s jazz spirit of Atlantic Records! Jimmy Wisner handles the arrangements, and also plays some mean piano. Titles include Dave Pike's "Dream Garden", which was arranged by Pike himself – plus Herbie Mann's "West African High Life", and Herbie Hancock's "Hey Ho" – as well as the cuts "No Matter What Shape", "More Rice Than Peas, Please", "Soul Montuno", and "The Beat Goes On".

Herbie Mann - Super Mann (1978) Japanese Remastered 2014  Music

Posted by Designol at May 24, 2016
Herbie Mann - Super Mann (1978) Japanese Remastered 2014

Herbie Mann - Super Mann (1978) Japanese Remastered 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Jazz-Funk, Disco | Atlantic/Warner | # WPCR-28081 | Time: 00:37:46

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. Judging Super Mann by disco standards, one hears an LP that is uneven and isn't in a class with Chic, Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer, or Sister Sledge but has its moments. While "Jisco Dazz" and "Rock Freak" are mechanical, stiff, and forgettable, Mann gets into a nice samba/disco groove on "Etagui" and demands attention with a speeded-up version of the haunting "Body Oil" (which he had previously recorded for 1975's Waterbed).
Herbie Mann - Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty (1970) {Warner Japan}

Herbie Mann - Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty (1970) {Warner Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 249MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Although it followed a formula similar to the hugely successful Memphis Underground, Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty stands on its own as a superb example of the fusion of jazz with '60s soul music, a genre that Herbie Mann stood atop at the time of its release. In addition to Mann band members Roy Ayers, Miroslav Vitous and Bruno Carr, the recording employs the Muscle Shoals rhythm section that had played together on numerous soul hits of the '60s, including those of Aretha Franklin. Standout cuts include the title track, with the its horn-driven groove; Sharrock's "Blind Willy," featuring a jew's-harp hook; and a smoldering version of Lennon & McCartney's "Come Together."
Machito & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble With Herbie Mann - With Flute to Boot (2014)

Machito & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble With Herbie Mann - With Flute to Boot (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 40:24 min | 102 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz | Label: Codigo Music

Machito played a huge role in the history of Latin jazz, for his bands of the 1940s were probably the first to achieve a fusion of powerful Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation. At its roaring best, the band had a hard-charging sound, loaded with jostling, hyperactive bongos and congas and razor-edged riffing brass. Machito was the front man, singing, conducting, shaking maracas, while his brother-in-law Mario Bauza was the innovator behind the scenes, getting Machito to hire jazz-oriented arrangers. The son of a cigar manufacturer, Machito became a professional musician in Cuba in his teens before he emigrated to America in 1937 as a vocalist with La Estrella Habanera.
Dave Valentin / Herbie Mann - Two Amigos (1990) {GRD-9606} [Repost]

Dave Valentin / Herbie Mann - Two Amigos (1990) {GRD-9606}
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Genre: Fusion, Latin Jazz

What a perfectly titled release, as Valentin and Mann's camaraderie on their five duets here is all at once playful and poignant, with healthy doses of improvisation thrown in for good measure. Bill O'Connell's standout solo piano sparkles throughout the sweet grooves of "Jesse's Samba" and the rousing eight minute closer "Obsession," but it is Valentin's perky way with the airy textures of his instrument which powers this flavorful collection. "Old Hill" begins as an improv laden duet with O'Connell and shows that Valentin is equally comfortable on moodier lines. Also enjoyable is the brassy "Savanna," on which Mann and Valentin trade of sweet eight bar solos. Two Amigos should appeal to lovers of Latin music and jazz flute, as well as anyone in the mood for a refreshing departure from the same old pop-jazz.

Herbie Mann - Yardbird Suite (1992) [Repost]  

Posted by juanchito at Sept. 3, 2013
Herbie Mann - Yardbird Suite (1992) [Repost]

Herbie Mann - Yardbird Suite
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 34:16 | 141 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool, Hard-Bop | Label: Nippon Columbia / Savoy
Herbie Mann - Caminho de Casa (1990/2004) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Herbie Mann - Caminho de Casa (1990/2004)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:45 minutes | 1,08 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Digital Booklet

Caminho De Casa was flutist Herbie Mann's third album with his group Jasil Brazz and his first for Chesky Records. Re-issued for the first time in Hybrid Multi-Channel SACD, this 1990 recording from the legendary RCA Studio A in New York City features a rich repertoire including compositions from prominent Brazilian composers of the time including Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Nelson Ayres and Roberto Carlos.

Herbie Mann - Super Mann / Yellow Fever (2001) [2CD]  

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 17, 2013
Herbie Mann - Super Mann / Yellow Fever (2001) [2CD]

Herbie Mann - Super Mann / Yellow Fever (2001) [2CD]
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 525MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Pop

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.

Herbie Mann - Do The Bossa Nova With Herbie Mann (1962)  

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 14, 2012
Herbie Mann - Do The Bossa Nova With Herbie Mann (1962)

Herbie Mann - Do The Bossa Nova With Herbie Mann (1962)
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Genre: Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz

Rather than play a watered-down version of bossa nova in New York studios (which was becoming quite common as the bossa nova fad hit its peak in 1962), flutist Herbie Mann went down to Brazil and recorded with some of the top players of the style. Guitarist Baden Powell and the group of then-unknown pianist Sergio Mendes, which included drummer Dom Um Romao, formed the nucleus for this generally delightful album. Antonio Carlos Jobim himself dropped by to sing two of his compositions, including "One Note Samba," and even on the token jazz standard "Blues Walk," the music is as much Brazilian as it is jazz. This "fusion" works quite well.