HERBIE MANN’S Californians - Great Ideas of Western Mann
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HERBIE MANN’S Californians - Great Ideas of Western Mann

Fresh Sound Records

Jack Sheldon (tp), Herbie Mann (fl, b-cl), Jimmy Rowles (p), Buddy Clark (b), Mel Lewis (d).

Reference: FSRCD 486

Bar code: 8427328604864

In 1957, flutist Herbie Mann claimed the bass clarinet as his most suitable second horn (#1-7). This fine, low-pressure collection is a showcase for Manns playing, but not at the expense of the other musicians. According to annotator Orrin Keepnews, this session consisted of relaxed, spirited, and free-wheeling blowing. The spirit is maintained without shoving decibels into the breach. And there are enough solos to go around.

Jack Sheldon plays with great authority. Rowles performs in supporting and solo roles with equal proficiency. Lewis and Clark service the horns with steady flow of rhythmic drive. On bass clarinet, as on the flute (#8-11), Herbie Mann here revealed himself to be a very consistent jazzman.

01. The Theme
02. Lady Bird
03. Get Out Of Town
04. Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
05. A Handful Of Stars
06. A Stella Performance
07. A Sad Thing
08. St. Louis Blues
09. Lets Dance
10. Tenderly
11. Strike Up The Band

Album details

All tracks recorded Los Angeles, 1957.

$11.25  (tax incl.)

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