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Genres: Jazz, Pop
First time on CD for the Jazz flutist?s 1970 album which reached #3 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart as well as #41 on the Billboard Black Albums chart. On Memphis Two-Step, Mann successfully mixes his strong Jazz roots... more »
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First time on CD for the Jazz flutist?s 1970 album which reached #3 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart as well as #41 on the Billboard Black Albums chart. On Memphis Two-Step, Mann successfully mixes his strong Jazz roots with ?60s R&B, creating an album that is a soulful treat for Jazz and Pop fans. Features musical assistance from Sonny Sharrock, Roy Ayers, Miroslav Vitous, Bruno Carr, Ron Carter, Larry Coryell, and Eric Weisberg.
The ever eclectic Herbie Mann
Reivaj | Boulder, CO | 07/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Luckily, Herbie Mann's reputation as a hipster has risen in the last several years. Aside from the open-minded approach to his repertoire and hip flute playing, he was undeniably one of the great bandleaders and talent scouts of the '60's, having employed, at different times, some of THE outstanding musicians who went on to make names for themselves like Roy Ayers, Miroslav Vitous, Sonny Sharrock, Don Friedman, Attila Zoller, Chick Corea, Willie Bobo, Larry Coryell and many, many others. This record is from Herbie's soul and rock period (1971) and also explores some of the spacey, textural territory that is so present on "Stone Flute" from the previous year. "Acapulco Rain" and his rendition of David Crosby's "Guinnevere" stand as some of the best spacey jazz to come from that era with lots of reverb-laden flute, inter-weaving, intricate guitar parts, sizzling cymbals, lovely textures from Roy Ayers and an overall mellow vibe. The funky pieces, particularly the title track with Coryell's scorching solo, also shine. Outstanding."