Herbert Jay Sololmon, 16 April 1930, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 1 July 2003, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. After learning to play the clarinet while still a small child, Mann took up the flute. He developed his musical experience during military service. After leaving the US army, he was active in film and television studios as both performer and composer. He played in several small jazz groups during the late 50s, including his own Afro-Jazz Sextet with which he toured internationally. Early in the 60s, his interest in Brazilian music led to a series of profitable recordings, notably Coming Home Baby. Although rooted in bop and recording with leading jazzmen such as Bill Evans, by the late 60s, Manns writing and playing had broadened to include musical influences from many lands - especially those of the Middle East. He was also open-minded about rock and by the early 70s was a leading figure in jazz rock fusion. Indeed, his wide...
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The most celebrated flutist of his generation, Herbie Mann began his musical career playing clarinet and soon graduated to the tenor sax and flute. He changed directions yet again when he formed his Afro-Jazz Sextet in 1959, but perhaps his greatest contribution to American Music was his introduction of Brazilian music - especially the Bossa Nova - during the 1960s. The 1970s found Mann investigating the fusion of various genres including Rock, Pop, Reggae and Disco. Collectables is honored to present these Herbie Mann CDs.
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