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Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty
First time on CD for the Jazz flutist's 1970 album which reached #9 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. On Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty, Mann successfully mixes his strong Jazz roots with `60s R&B, creating an album that is... more »
First time on CD for the Jazz flutist's 1970 album which reached #9 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. On Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty, 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 Roy Ayers, Miroslav Vitous, Bruno Carr and the Muscle Shoals rhythm section.
A GEM, a true treasure
Bill Board | God's Wrath, Ohio | 05/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"TRY to do the impossible and just tune out the fact that Herbie Mann was responsible for that blasphemous "Hi Jack" thing during the depths of the disco phase in the late seventies. This remarkable album was recorded in 1970, at/with Muscle Shoals. You know all the Shoals alumni, they're all here on the record, and, funny, they don't sound a'TALL like they did with Wilson Pickett - which is NOT to be interpreted as a "slap," they're just displaying what consumate, remarkable musicians they are. If, for nothing else though, track #5, where Herbie tears into the Beatles' "Come Together" - oh, man, just dig how future Weather Report bassist Miroslav Vitous locks in with Shoals' own bassist-extraordinare David Hood - this is the only, I mean the ONLY time where a Beatles' song has been "covered" by another artist, and the new bass part isn't an insult to Paul McCartney."