Jobim's "Desafinado" and "Insensatez," plus Sergio Mendes' "Groovy Samba" are some of the Latin-flavored cuts included on this 2-for-1 compact disc from the vaults of Atlantic Records. Contributing personnel include Clark Terry, Antonio Carlos Jobim. "Latin Fever" was co-engineered by a young Phil Ramone (who later produced Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand, and is the winner of eight Grammys).
2 LPs on 1 CD: RIGHT NOW (1962)/LATIN FEVER (1964).
Personnel includes: Herbie Mann (flute); Paulo Moura (alto saxophone); Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn); Hagood Hardy (vibraphone); Paul Griffin (piano, organ); Sergio Mendes (piano); Billy Bean, Bill Suyker, Baden Powell (guitar); Bill Salter, Don Payne (bass); Willie Bobo, Bobby Thomas, Dom Um (drums); Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas); Willie Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco (percussion).
Recorded in New York, New York and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Originally released on Atlantic (1384) & Atlantic (1422).
Personnel: Herbie Mann (flute); Baden Powell (guitar, strings); Durval Ferreira, Bill Suyker, Billy Bean (guitar); Rudy Collins (strings, drums); Paulo Moura (alto saxophone); Clark Terry, Ernie Royal (trumpet, flugelhorn); Pedro Paulo (trumpet); Paul Griffin (piano, organ); Sergio Mendes, Antonio Carlos Jobim (piano); Bobby Thomas, Willie Bobo (drums); Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas); George Devens, Johnny Pacheco, Willie Rodriguez (percussion).
Liner Note Author: George T. Simon.
Arrangers: Garry Sherman; Antonio Carlos Jobim.
This two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out of print Herbie Mann LPs: Right Now and Latin Fever, both originally issued on Atlantic in 1962. Highlights among the 19 tracks include "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid," "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis," and "Groovy Samba," which are pleasant, but not essential. ~ Al Campbell