Herbie Mann

Real Name:
Herbert Jay Solomon
Profile:
American jazz flutist, tenor saxophonist, clarinetist & bass clarinetist. He branched out to latin jazz, reggae and disco, to name some of the styles he explored. Mann also established Embryo Records (1969-1977) and Kokopelli Records (mid. '90s).
Born : April 16, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York.
Died : July 01, 2003 in Pecos, New Mexico.

Herbie began getting involved with the newly emerging disco scene when he covered LTG Exchange's "Waterbed". It's a very funky instrumental with a great bassline. From this album he also covered "Hijack" by Barrabas. This became popular in the early disco scene in the UK and was one of the very first 12" promos ever pressed in Europe.

Another disco recording was his cover of Celi Bee's "Superman" theme which peaked at #26 on the US Billboard charts. For this album Herbie worked with New York disco producer Patrick Adams and together they wrote the jazz-funk classic "Etagui".
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Herbie Mann - Herbie Mann album art Herbie Mann Herbie Mann (Album, EP) Bethlehem Records US 1954 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Herbie Mann Plays album art Herbie Mann Herbie Mann Plays (Album) Bethlehem Records US 1956 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Flute Soufflé album art Herbie Mann / Bobby Jaspar Herbie Mann / Bobby Jaspar - Flute Soufflé (Album) Prestige, Prestige UK 1957 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Flute Fraternity album art Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette - Flute Fraternity (Album) Mode Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Flute Flight album art Herbie Mann And Bobby Jaspar Herbie Mann And Bobby Jaspar - Flute Flight (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1957 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Salute To The Flute album art Herbie Mann Salute To The Flute (Album) Epic US 1957 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Yardbird Suite album art Herbie Mann Yardbird Suite (Album) Savoy Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - The Jazz We Heard Last Summer album art Sahib Shihab / Herbie Mann Sahib Shihab / Herbie Mann - The Jazz We Heard Last Summer (Album) Savoy Records US 1957 Sell This Version
MG-12107 Herbie Mann - Mann Alone album art Herbie Mann Mann Alone(LP, Album) Savoy Records MG-12107 US 1957 Sell This Version
MGV-8247 Herbie Mann - The Magic Flute Of Herbie Mann album art Herbie Mann The Magic Flute Of Herbie Mann(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records MGV-8247 US 1957 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Sultry Serenade album art Herbie Mann Sultry Serenade (Album) Riverside Records US 1958 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Mann In The Morning album art Herbie Mann Mann In The Morning (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1958 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Just Wailin' album art Herbie Mann, Charlie Rouse, Kenny Burrell, Mal Waldron Herbie Mann, Charlie Rouse, Kenny Burrell, Mal Waldron - Just Wailin' (Album) New Jazz US 1958 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Salute To The Flute album art Herbie Mann With The Wessel Ilcken Trio* Herbie Mann With The Wessel Ilcken Trio* - Salute To The Flute (Album) Philips US 1958 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Flautista! Herbie Mann Plays Afro-Cuban Jazz album art Herbie Mann Flautista! Herbie Mann Plays Afro-Cuban Jazz (Album) Verve Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Gone Native album art Herbie Mann Gone Native Savoy Records US 1961 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - George Gershwin's Porgy And Bess album art George Gershwin, Mel Tormé, Frances Faye With Betty Roche*, George Kirby, Johnny Hartman, Sallie Blair, Frank Rosolino, Loulie Jean Norman, Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra*, Russ Garcia* Conducting The Studio Orchestra, The Australian Jazz Quintet, The Pat Moran Group*, The Stan Levey Group And Maynard Ferguson, Cat Anderson, Howard McGhee, Herbie Mann, Paul Gonsalves, Ralph Sharon, Johnny Hodges George Gershwin, Mel Tormé, Frances Faye With Betty Roche*, George Kirby, Johnny Hartman, Sallie Blair, Frank Rosolino, Loulie Jean Norman, Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra*, Russ Garcia* Conducting The Studio Orchestra, The Australian Jazz Quintet, The Pat Moran Group*, The Stan Levey Group And Maynard Ferguson, Cat Anderson, Howard McGhee, Herbie Mann, Paul Gonsalves, Ralph Sharon, Johnny Hodges - George Gershwin's Porgy And Bess (Album) Ember Records International Ltd UK 1962 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Right Now album art Herbie Mann Right Now (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic US 1962 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Herbie Mann At The Village Gate album art Herbie Mann Herbie Mann At The Village Gate (Album) Atlantic Canada 1962 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Brazil, Bossa Nova & Blues album art Herbie Mann Brazil, Bossa Nova & Blues (Album) United Artists Jazz US 1962 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - St. Thomas album art Herbie Mann St. Thomas (Album) United Artists Jazz US 1962 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Richard Rodgers' No Strings. An After-Theatre Version album art La Vern Baker* / Chris Connor / Herbie Mann / Bobby Short La Vern Baker* / Chris Connor / Herbie Mann / Bobby Short - Richard Rodgers' No Strings. An After-Theatre Version Atlantic US 1962 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Do The Bossa Nova album art Herbie Mann Do The Bossa Nova (Album) Atlantic Europe 1962 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - This Is My Beloved album art Laurence Harvey, Herbie Mann Laurence Harvey, Herbie Mann - This Is My Beloved (Album) Atlantic US 1962 Sell This Version
Herbie Mann - Live At Newport album art Herbie Mann Live At Newport (Album) Atlantic US 1963 Sell This Version

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September 30, 2016
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Herbie Mann is underrated.
His LP's feature great lineups, normally featuring strong lead guitarists too.
Mick Taylor, Sonny Sharrock, Larry Coryell, Duane Allman, Cornell Dupree, to name a few.
Rock encyclopedis fail to mention him. Too much flute?
Jazz publications fail to mention him also. Too much smokin' electric guitar? Sonny Sharrock's experimental guitar too heavy??
I am pretty sure alot of people dig Mann though, his records sold well.

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