Herbie Mann jumps from one musical genre to another He began his career in jazz, jumping to pop, reggae, rock, world music, and even disco. One of the most popular jazz flutists during the '60s and '70s, Mann explored bossa nova and incorporated music from many cultures into his repertoire. You'll hear many of his attempts to stretch what the boundaries of jazz are on these classic recordings.
2 LPs on 1 CD: DO THE BOSSA NOVA (1962)/MY KINDA GROOVE (1965).
Includes liner notes by Dick Kleiner and Bob Alstshuler.
DO THE BOSSA NOVA:
Personnel includes: Herbie Mann (flute, alto flute); Antonio Carlos Jobim (conductor, vocals, piano); Paulo Moura (alto saxophone); Pedro Paulo (trumpet); Sergio Mendes, Luis Carlos Vinhas (piano); Baden Powell, Durval Ferreira (guitar); Gabriel, Otavio Bailly Jr. (bass); Papao, Juquinha, Dom Um (drums).
Originally released on Atlantic (1397).
MY KINDA GROOVE:
Personnel includes: Herbie Mann (flute, bass flute); Dave Pike (vibraphone); Don Friedman (piano); Attila Zoller (guitar); Jack Six (bass); Bobby Thomas (drums); Willie Bobo, Carlos "Potato" Veldez (percussion).
Originally released on Atlantic (1433).
Personnel: Herbie Mann (flute, alto flute, bass flute); Antonio Carlos Jobim (vocals, piano); Durval Ferreira, Attila Zoller, Baden Powell (guitar); Paulo Moura (alto saxophone); Pedro Paulo (trumpet); Don Friedman, Sergio Mendes (piano); Dave Pike (vibraphone); Juquinha, Papao, Bobby Thomas (drums); Zizinho, Willie Bobo, Carlos "Patato" Valdes (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Bob Altshuler.
Recording information: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Arranger: Antonio Carlos Jobim.
In 1999, Collectables released Do the Bossa Nova With Herbie Mann/My Kinda Groove, which contained two complete albums -- Do the Bossa Nova With Herbie Mann (1963, originally released on Atlantic) and My Kinda Groove (1964, originally released on Atlantic) -- by Herbie Mann on one compact disc. ~ Jason Birchmeier