Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Ct Grosso (D)
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop, Classical
This is the first time this classic album has been issued on CD anywhere in the world. Not only is this rare LP one of Herbie Mann's own favorites, it is one of the most moving classical/jazz fusions ever recorded. Orig... more »
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This is the first time this classic album has been issued on CD anywhere in the world. Not only is this rare LP one of Herbie Mann's own favorites, it is one of the most moving classical/jazz fusions ever recorded. Originally released in 1968 on Atlantic. Features a symphony orchestra conducted by William Fischer. 2000 release. Standard jewel case.
A welcome surprise
Eric S. Forte | Oak Park, IL | 06/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As the owner of a well-worn, at least 25 year old vinyl copy, I never thought I'd see this on CD. I'm sure there are some other Herbie Mann fans who would be just as pleased as I am to see this disc. The title song is an outstanding classical jazz piece. You can hear influences from New Orleans to Germany (where it was actually recorded) and everywhere in between. The orchestra and Herbie's late '60s quintet work together beautifully. The three shorter pieces take you on a relaxing tour through the Middle East. If all the people in that region sat down to listen to this music, there would be a lot less fighting! Now that this disc is out, I'll be waiting for some more surprises. Turtle Bay and Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty would be nice. How about it, Atlantic?"