Sunday, February 2, 2014
A Record a Week: Herbie Mann - The Evolution of Mann
GEORGIA ON MY MIND
NOT NOW - LATER ON
WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT
DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS
PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE
This isn't the first Jazz Flute album I've reviewed, which I wouldn't have wagered when I began this project. Nor would I have guessed how boppin' it can be. Some of the songs fit into the 'smooth jazz' category, but some have a real funky beat happening underneath and it is delightful.
He's a very talented flautist and was able to keep active for 50 years, despite a pocket of time where Jazz was not as popular as disco and rock music. He saw this and worked with some artists in that genre to be able to keep it up until the interest in Jazz began to regain some steam. Another record by a name I recognized, but knew nothing about and another surprise. If I ever held an upbeat party with a retro theme, this would definitely be a record to throw on.