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The Best of Herbie Mann

The Best of Herbie Mann

by Herbie Mann Herbie Mann


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It is probably true that no single LP could definitively sum up all of the directions that Herbie Mann explored in the swingin' '60s, but this one -- part of a sprawling 1970 Atlantic Jazz Anthology series and transferred intact onto CD -- could have done a more thorough job. There are only six selections on Best of Herbie Mann, two of which are "Comin' Home Baby." Three of the tracks deal with various manifestations of R&B, of which "Memphis Underground" is the most obvious and most subtly percolating choice, and the remaining track is a murky cover of a movie tune, "A Man and a Woman" with Tamiko Jones on vocals. The timing -- about 33 minutes -- was short for an LP and it is downright stingy for a CD, given the volume and variety of Mann's Atlantic sessions. Still -- the music is pretty good; there just should have been more of it.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678136924
catalogNumber: 1544
Rank: 70729


  1. Comin' Home Baby
  2. Memphis Underground
  3. Philly Dog
  4. A Man and a Woman
  5. This Little Girl of Mine
  6. Comin' Home Baby

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Herbie Mann   Primary Artist,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Ray Barretto   Percussion
Charlie Palmieri   Piano
Pepper Adams   Baritone Saxophone
Roy Ayers   Vibes
Larry Coryell   Guitar
King Curtis   Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Bobby Jaspar   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Dave Pike   Vibes
Bobby Donaldson   Drums
Ray Mantilla   Percussion,Conga
Joe Puma   Guitar
Hagood Hardy   Vibes
Willie Rodriguez   Percussion
Nabil Totah   Bass
Bobby Wood   Electric Piano
Jimmy Wisner   Conductor
Quentin Jackson   Bass Trombone,Tenor Trombone
Ahmed Abdul-Malik   Bass
Jose Andreu   Violin
Chief Bey   Percussion,Conga
Bruno Carr   Drums
Gene Christman   Drums
Rudy Collins   Percussion,Drums
Armando Anthony Corea   Piano
Bobby Emmons   Organ
Gorgoni   Guitar
John Hitchcock   Trombone
Mike Leech   Bass Guitar
Charles Macey   Guitar
Joe Macko   Bass Guitar
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz   Trumpet
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Joe Silva   Violin
Ben Tucker   Bass
Carlos "Patato" Valdes   Conga
Mark Weinstein   Trombone
Reggie Young   Bass
Tamiko Jones   Track Performer
Daniel Gonzalez   Violin
Juan Garcia   Bass
Warren Smith   Percussion

Technical Credits

Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Jimmy Wisner   Arranger
Francis Lai   Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer,Engineer
Ahmet Ertegun   Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer
Phil Iehle   Engineer
Jerry Keller   Composer
Pierre Barouh   Composer
Loring Eutemey   Cover Design

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