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The Family of Mann/The Wailing Dervishes ~ Herbie Mann
5.0 out of 5 stars Mann Swings Again!, June 20 2004
This CD represents another in the reissue/pairing of Herbie Mann "twofers." The first recording "The Family of Mann" is the second album Herbie Mann recorded after returning from Africa. Much of that influence is heard, especially on the second tune "Guinean" on which it sounds as though he's playing the shephard's flute. "The Puppet" features a horn section, again similar to much of the music on Herbie's first album for Atlantic "The Common Ground". Dave Pike plays the cool vibes on the jazzy, toe-tapping "Shein Vi Di Levone."
Disc Two - "The Wailing Dervishes" was recorded six years later in 1967. As the title… Read more
The Thin Red Line (Widescreen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Jim Caviezel
The Thin Red Line (Widescreen) DVD ~ Jim Caviezel
I was in the mood for a war movie and rented this one mainly because Sean Penn and Nick Nolte are in it. To that effect, Nick Nolte provides the most interesting thing in this movie. I don't consider myself to have too short of an attention span but I definitely found my attention wondering way too many times during this movie; not a good sign. I like a fresh approach to a genre such as Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket". But that was a compelling movie that can be watched several times, unlike this film which I would not recomend to anyone.
Right Now/Latin Fever ~ Herbie Mann
Right Now/Latin Fever ~ Herbie Mann
Yes, other jazz musicians played Bossa Nova in the early sixties however, they jumped on the bandwagon after Herbie Mann began the craze. From the liner notes of Latin Fever originally recorded in 1964, "In recent years jazzman Herbie Mann has been recognized as the leading exponent and interpreter of the music emanating from Latin America. He traveled throughout Brazil before the music, which came to be known as the bossa nova, had yet to be exported, and on his return to the States, Mann introduced this musical goldmine to audiences in night clubs from New York to California."
Herbie Mann was also one of the few who recorded with musicians from the particular region that piqued his… Read more