|By Chancellor of Soul (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 12:52 pm:|
I just got word over the net that the great
flute player, Herbie Mann has gone to soul
heaven on Tuesday, at the age of 73. There is
a great footage of Herbie Mann and his combo
including the great Roy Ayers on the phones,
entitled, " The Harlem Cultural Festival" which
was taped on Sunday, June 30, 1968. The theme
of that particular show was called, "Hollywood
In Harlem". You can view this show at the Museum
Of Television And Radio on 52nd St and 6th Ave.
The show hosts was Tony Lawrence and the late
actress Ms. Diana Sands.
Open those gates for this jazz great to
enter............Thanks for the wonderful
(Chancellor of Soul)
|By KevGo (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 01:06 pm:|
From "Comin' Home, Baby" to "Memphis Underground," Herbie "Hijack"-ed the contemporary jazz scene with his Latin-tinged funky flute.
Now, Herbie Mann has reached "Higher Ground" - may he rest in peace.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 01:13 pm:|
HERBIE MANN...HUBERT LAWS (ELOISE'S BROTHER)...AND YUSEF LATEEF...TRIAD OF GREAT JAZZ FLUTE PLAYERS IN RECORDED HISTORY!!!...HERBIE...LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE "GOIN HOME BABY"!!!...RIP!!!...STUBASS
|By stephanie (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 02:10 pm:|
Stephanie may he rip
|By R&B (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 04:28 pm:|
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT HERBIE MANN,HE WAS AWSOME!
|By Eli (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 05:25 pm:|
I used to play Comin' Home Baby with several of my formative years "bar bands" such as Herb Johnson and the Impacts, as an opening band tune.
On one of my trips to Memphis' American Sound they said that Herbie had just been there.
|By Larry (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 06:01 pm:|
You left off one Giant I'm aware of. Romeo Penque whom I knew was a multi-instrumentalist, but, a quick google search shows the dimension of this monster (not to take away anything from Herbie Mann):
On Miles Davis/Gil Evans "Blues For Pablo" 1957:
Romeo Penque (fl, cl, bcl, oboe)
On Miles Davis' "Summertime":
Romeo Penque (fl, alto fl, cl),
Billie Holiday with Ray Ellis & his Orchestra:
Romeo Penque (as)/(ts)/(cl)
|By Jim G (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 06:17 pm:|
Herbie was also a good tenor sax man and recorded some good stuff for Emarcy in the 1950s.
His bands included Chick Corea, Sonny Sharrock and Miroslav Vitous.
Like Yusef Lateef, Mann was an early World music guy.
A fine musician. He played at the Montreux-Detroit jazz festival several years ago.
|By ErikT.O. (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 06:24 pm:|
He also had Duane Allman on one of his many Newport Fest live lp's... from '71 I think (couldn't be later now, can it?)
|By STUBASS (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 06:25 pm:|
YEAH LARRY!!!...JEAN-PIERRE RAMPAL AND NELSON RANGELL ARE TWO MORE THAT COME TO MIND!!!...STUBASS
|By David Meikle (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 06:29 pm:|
Thanks for "Philly Dog" Mr Herbie Mann.
|By DUSTYROSE (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 07:55 pm:|
Rest in peace and know that you brought joy to many.
He played brazilian jazz
He played afro cuban jazz
He played modern jazz
I own some of the above,but my most prized album is
"This Is My Beloved"
Spoken by Laurence Harvey
From the book by Walter Benton
Original Music by Herbie Mann
Thanks Herbie...God BlessYou
|By Soul Sister (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 08:55 pm:|
God Bless Herbie, another jazz great in jazz heaven.
|By Soul Sister (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 09:00 pm:|
I have that album about Walter Benton's love too, only by Arthur Prysock, it too has been one of my favorites, I think I bought it in 1970. Love the orgasims of the saxaphone playing.
|By DUSTYROSE (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 09:16 pm:|
WE have good taste.The book of poetry is one of my most prized items.The album I mentioned would
be a wonderfull addition to your music collection.
The emotion in the reading is enhanced by Herbie
Mann in such a seemless manner.I still find myself
amazed by the combination words and music can have. FYI Atlantic Records #1367
Have a safe and soulfull 4th.
|By Soul Sister (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 09:38 pm:|
Thanks for the heads up on that one! You should also check out Arthur Prysock's sexy reading on the other one, on Verve.
Thanks you also have a sparkling day on the 4th.!!!!!!!*******
|By Jim G (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 09:51 pm:|
Arthur Prysock...Now THERE'S a soulful singer for sure. And he got his start with one of the most soulful bands of all time, the Buddy Johnson Orchestra. Johnson wrote some beautiful music, including "I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone" and "Since I Fell For You". Few composers could, or can, write a blues ballad that matches Buddy's gems.
If we're talking roots of soul, Buddy's recordings, with and without Arthur, are a big piece of the foundation.
|By Soul Sister (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 09:55 pm:|
Right on Jim; Two gems!! I have both but many versions of the latter.
|By LTLFTC (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 10:04 pm:|
Herbie must have been quite the open-minded bandleader. I love the "Live at the Whisky" version of 'Philly Dog'; at he conclusion of Roy Ayers' long, tasteful vibes solo, Sonny Sharrock just LEAPS in with this sonic BARRAGE of guitar. Not one conventional , jazz oriented lick is played and yet the guitar solo is perfect. Herbie's old-school fans must have been scratching their heads and covering their ears , yet Mann kept Sharrock in the band for three years.
|By STUBASS (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 10:11 pm:|
QUESTION!!!...DID ANY YOUNG ASPIRING JAZZ (SOUL) MUSICIAN LIKE MYSELF IN THE 60'S *NOT* PLAY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TUNES WITH YOUR RESPECTIVE BANDS???
"COMIN HOME BABY"...
"SONG FOR MY FATHER"...
"MERCY MERCY ME"...
IF YOU DIDN'T PLAY THE PRECEEDING TUNES...IT MAY EXPLAIN WHY YOU COULDN'T GET A GIG!!!...STU(PLAYED EM ALL AND THENSOME)BASS
|By Jim G (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 10:19 pm:|
Do you have Billie Holiday's live rendition of "I Wonder Where..."?
It's some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard...really, it's too marvelous for words.
|By Funkyone D J Dollar BILL (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 - 10:41 pm:|
I have a live version of Comin' Home Baby that bristles the hair on the back of my neck.I am crushed by the news.A true great who flung the doors of Jazz open and let Soul in!As much joy as Soul,Funk,Jazz and Blues give me,it is peppered with great sadness because all my hero's are passing away.Where are the new hero's?Forget about buying L.P.'s and C.D.'s get out and see the artist live and thank them while you can.
|By BOBBABBITT (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 12:34 am:|
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT HERBIE......WHEN ANDREW SMITH AND I MOVED INTO THE NEW YORK AREA OUR FIRST LIVE GIG WAS WITH HERBIE MANN.......WE RECORDED A LIVE ABLUM WITH HIM AT CARNEGIE HALL IN NY.........I PLAYED ON AND OFF WITH HIM FOR SEVERAL YEARS..HE ALWAYS TREATED HIS MUSICIANS WELL AND WITH MUCH RESPECT....BOB BABBITT
|By Joetter (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 07:10 am:|
The concert that Andrew Smith,Babbitt and Ed Wolfrum did with Herbie Mann in Atlanta was great. My relatives, my husband and I went to Atlanta from Nashville TN. to see Andrew. We got in town early and had enough time to go by the hotel where they were staying. We all got to meet Herbie mann. When we got to the ball park(I'm trying to remember exactly where it was). My relatives,my husband and I took up a whole row. Herbie Mann came on stage and introduced the band. When he introduced the drummer and called Andrew's name we all screamed loudly yea Andrew! Herbie Mann yell back at us YEA TENNESSEE!
Andrew always talked fondly about that experience.
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 09:02 am:|
Here's another one for your list.
Hold It by Bill Doggitt was used a lot to bring on a singer or to close a set.
|By SteveS (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 10:00 am:|
SteveK - Herbie Mann had a real ear for promising young musicians. Aside from Sonny Sharrock, he gave a start to Chick Corea and Miroslav Vitous, among others. I saw that band with Sharrock in the late 60's. What a jolt that was!
|By KevGo (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 04:23 pm:|
When I was in college I played a lot of Herbie's music when I hosted a jazz program on WICB-FM in Ithaca, NY. My favorite cuts were his versions of "Norweigan Wood" (from his "Wailing Dervishes" LP), "Harlem Nocturne" ("Latin Fever") and a haunting "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Herbie Mann at Newport 1972).
I also remember when he debuted "Hijack" on the Midnight Special in 1975.
A great talent, sadly missed.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Wonder B (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 08:22 am:|
STUBASS you might add Bobbi HUMPHREY on your list of great flutists... her Black & Blues album (among many others) sure rocks..
|By Soul Sister (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 10:19 am:|
Talib Kibwe a.k.a. T.K. Blue, not only plays saxaphone but he also plays a mean flute, esprcially on the ballads since he's been with Jimmy. T.K. also played with Randy Weston & others but is a recording artist star in his own right.
|By Jim G (126.96.36.199) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 10:37 am:|
Let's not forget Les Spann (former Dizzy Gillespie sideman, formidable studio player) and Eric Dolphy (highly creative flutist, former Mingus, Chico Hamilton sideman) and Roland Kirk, creator of so many unique sounds. I think Kirk's flute playing influenced Ian Anderson.
|By STUBASS (188.8.131.52) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 11:51 am:|
SPEAKING OF OUTSTANDING FLUTISTS...ON ONE OF MY PAST TRIPS BACK TO DETROIT...I STOPPED INTO A CLUB OUT IN THE BLOOMFIELD HILLS-PONTIAC AREA...AND HAD THE PLEASURE OF HEARING LOCAL DETROITER...ALEXANDER ZONCHEK (SP)...AND HIS FRIEND EARL KLUGH HAPPENED TO STOP IN THAT NIGHT...AND THE TWO OF THEM PLAYED A GREAT SET!!!...STUBASS
|By Eli (184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 11:57 am:|
Lets not forget Dave Valentin and Zamfir, master of the Pan Flute and maybe Pan himself(but thats really pushing it)
|By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 12:06 pm:|
Alexander Zonjic is not only just an acclaimed 'jazz' flutist as well.
For the past several years, Alexander Zonjic has been our morning man on V98.7 FM "Smooth Jazz" WVMV, heard here in Detroit.
Here's his website: http://zonjic.com/
|By STUBASS (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 12:19 pm:|
NICE SITE JIM!!!...THANKS FOR THE INFO!!!...STU
|By Eddie Welk, Champagne Music drinker (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 01:15 pm:|
Does Mr. Zonjic feature my cousin's music too? It's really smooth.
|By B. Foster (126.96.36.199) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 02:06 pm:|
Once you come to know A. Zonjic's music as I have, you will discover a much needed void in your record collection.