Herbie Mann

Real Name:
Herbert Jay Solomon
Profile:
American jazz flutist, tenor saxophonist, clarinetist & bass clarinetist. He branched out to latin jazz, reggae and disco, to name some of the styles he explored. Mann also established Embryo Records (1969-1977) and Kokopelli Records (mid. '90s).
Born : April 16, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York.
Died : July 01, 2003 in Pecos, New Mexico.

Herbie began getting involved with the newly emerging disco scene when he covered LTG Exchange's "Waterbed". It's a very funky instrumental with a great bassline. From this album he also covered "Hijack" by Barrabas. This became popular in the early disco scene in the UK and was one of the very first 12" promos ever pressed in Europe.

Another disco recording was his cover of Celi Bee's "Superman" theme which peaked at #26 on the US Billboard charts. For this album Herbie worked with New York disco producer Patrick Adams and together they wrote the jazz-funk classic "Etagui".
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BCP 1018, BCP-1018 Herbie Mann - Herbie Mann album art Herbie Mann Herbie Mann (Album) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records BCP 1018, BCP-1018 US 1955 Sell This Version
BCP-58 Herbie Mann - Herbie Mann Plays album art Herbie Mann Herbie Mann Plays (Album) Bethlehem Records BCP-58 US 1956 Sell This Version
MGV-8247 Herbie Mann - The Magic Flute Of Herbie Mann album art Herbie Mann The Magic Flute Of Herbie Mann (Album) Verve Records MGV-8247 US 1957 Sell This Version
MG 12112 Herbie Mann - The Jazz We Heard Last Summer album art Sahib Shihab / Herbie Mann Sahib Shihab / Herbie Mann - The Jazz We Heard Last Summer (Album) Savoy Records MG 12112 US 1957 Sell This Version
7124, PRLP 7124 Herbie Mann - Flute Flight album art Herbie Mann And Bobby Jaspar Herbie Mann And Bobby Jaspar - Flute Flight (Album) Prestige, Prestige 7124, PRLP 7124 US 1957 Sell This Version
32-054 Herbie Mann - Flute Soufflé album art Herbie Mann / Bobby Jaspar Herbie Mann / Bobby Jaspar - Flute Soufflé (Album) Prestige, Prestige 32-054 UK 1957 Sell This Version
LN 3395 Herbie Mann - Salute To The Flute album art Herbie Mann Salute To The Flute (Album) Epic LN 3395 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
MG 12108 Herbie Mann - Yardbird Suite album art Herbie Mann Yardbird Suite (Album) Savoy Records MG 12108 US 1957 Sell This Version
MOD-LP 114 Herbie Mann - Flute Fraternity album art Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette - Flute Fraternity (Album) Mode Records MOD-LP 114 US 1957 Sell This Version
MG-12107 Herbie Mann - Mann Alone album art Herbie Mann Mann Alone(LP, Album) Savoy Records MG-12107 US 1957 Sell This Version
MG-12107 Herbie Mann - Mann Alone album art Herbie Mann Mann Alone(LP, Album) Savoy Records MG-12107 US 1957 Sell This Version
JC36972 Herbie Mann Flute Mann(LP) Columbia JC36972 US 1957 Sell This Version
PRLP 7136, 7136 Herbie Mann - Mann In The Morning album art Herbie Mann Mann In The Morning (Album) Prestige, Prestige PRLP 7136, 7136 US 1958 Sell This Version
NJLP 8211 Herbie Mann - Just Wailin' album art Herbie Mann, Charlie Rouse, Kenny Burrell, Mal Waldron Herbie Mann, Charlie Rouse, Kenny Burrell, Mal Waldron - Just Wailin' (Album) New Jazz NJLP 8211 US 1958 Sell This Version
LN 3499 Herbie Mann - Salute To The Flute album art Herbie Mann With The Wessel Ilcken Trio* Herbie Mann With The Wessel Ilcken Trio* - Salute To The Flute (Album) Philips LN 3499 US 1958 Sell This Version
RLP 12-234 Herbie Mann - Sultry Serenade album art Herbie Mann Sultry Serenade (Album) Riverside Records RLP 12-234 US 1958 Sell This Version
UAL 4042 Johnny Rae's Afro-Jazz Septet, Herbie Mann Johnny Rae's Afro-Jazz Septet, Herbie Mann - St. Thomas (Album) United Artists Records UAL 4042 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
MG VS-6074 Herbie Mann - Flautista! Herbie Mann Plays Afro-Cuban Jazz album art Herbie Mann Flautista! Herbie Mann Plays Afro-Cuban Jazz (Album, Comp) Verve Records MG VS-6074 US 1959 Sell This Version
Savoy MG 12175 Herbie Mann - Gone Native album art Herbie Mann Gone Native Savoy Records Savoy MG 12175 US 1961 Sell This Version
CEL 900 Herbie Mann - George Gershwin's Porgy And Bess album art George Gershwin, Mel Tormé, Frances Faye With Betty Roche*, George Kirby, Johnny Hartman, Sallie Blair, Frank Rosolino, Loulie Jean Norman, Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra*, Russ Garcia* Conducting The Studio Orchestra, The Australian Jazz Quintet, The Pat Moran Group*, The Stan Levey Group And Maynard Ferguson, Cat Anderson, Howard McGhee, Herbie Mann, Paul Gonsalves, Ralph Sharon, Johnny Hodges George Gershwin, Mel Tormé, Frances Faye With Betty Roche*, George Kirby, Johnny Hartman, Sallie Blair, Frank Rosolino, Loulie Jean Norman, Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra*, Russ Garcia* Conducting The Studio Orchestra, The Australian Jazz Quintet, The Pat Moran Group*, The Stan Levey Group And Maynard Ferguson, Cat Anderson, Howard McGhee, Herbie Mann, Paul Gonsalves, Ralph Sharon, Johnny Hodges - George Gershwin's Porgy And Bess (Album) Ember Records International Ltd CEL 900 UK 1962 Sell This Version
1367 Herbie Mann - This Is My Beloved album art Laurence Harvey, Herbie Mann Laurence Harvey, Herbie Mann - This Is My Beloved (Album) Atlantic 1367 US 1962 Sell This Version
1397 Herbie Mann - Do The Bossa Nova album art Herbie Mann Do The Bossa Nova (Album) Atlantic 1397 Europe 1962 Sell This Version
SD 1384, 1384 Herbie Mann - Right Now album art Herbie Mann Right Now (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic SD 1384, 1384 US 1962 Sell This Version
1383 Herbie Mann - Richard Rodgers' No Strings. An After-Theatre Version album art La Vern Baker* / Chris Connor / Herbie Mann / Bobby Short La Vern Baker* / Chris Connor / Herbie Mann / Bobby Short - Richard Rodgers' No Strings. An After-Theatre Version (Album) Atlantic 1383 US 1962 Sell This Version
SD. 1380 Herbie Mann - Herbie Mann At The Village Gate album art Herbie Mann Herbie Mann At The Village Gate (Album) Atlantic SD. 1380 Canada 1962 Sell This Version

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fnarf

fnarf

September 19, 2020
Someone has changed all of the appearances in groups (Herbie Mann's Nonet, Herbie Mann Trio, etc.) to his "real name" Herbert Solomon, which has removed those groups from the "In Groups" list above, which means you can't find them in his discography. Solomon is an alias; he did not appear in any of these records under that name. If you look at Herbie Mann's Nonet, it says "Herbie Solomon" is the member, but if you click on it, you get his sole writing credit, and you have to click through again to get to the Herbie Mann page. This is terrible and needs to be fixed. Herbert Solomon is not a musician (except for that one credit); Herbie Mann is. That's the name on the records.
uglylyle

uglylyle

April 10, 2019
Herbie Mann is one of jazz's most versatile flautists. It's amazing the range of music he played over the decades, from disco to bossa nova the mann has done it!
d-of

d-of

September 30, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
Herbie Mann is underrated.
His LP's feature great lineups, normally featuring strong lead guitarists too.
Larry Coryell, Duane Allman, Cornell Dupree, Mick Taylor, Sonny Sharrock, to name a few.
Rock encyclopedias fail to mention him. Too much flute?
Jazz publications fail to mention him also. Too much smokin' electric guitar? Sonny Sharrock's experimental guitar too heavy??
I am pretty sure alot of people dig Mann though, his records sold well.

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