Herbie Mann - Flautista! Herbie Mann Plays Afro-Cuban Jazz (1959/1998) [Afro-Cuban Jazz, Crossover Jazz]; FLAC

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Herbie Mann - Flautista! Herbie Mann Plays Afro-Cuban Jazz (1959/1998) [Afro-Cuban Jazz, Crossover Jazz]; FLAC

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Artist: Herbie Mann
Album: Flautista! Herbie Mann Plays Afro-Cuban Jazz
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Label: Verve/Polygram
Released: 1959/1998
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Tracklist:
  1. Todos Locos (Mann) - 5:36
  2. Cuban Patato Chip (Valdez) - 7:48
  3. Come on, Mule (Mann) - 7:21
  4. The Amazon River (Mann) - 8:38
  5. Caravan (Ellington-Tizol-Mills) - 9:59
  6. Delilah (Young) - 6:15
  7. Basin Street Este (Mann) - 5:11

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    Personnel:
  • Herbie Mann - flute, bass clarinet
  • Johnny Rae - vibes, marimba
  • Knobby Totah - bass
  • Carlos "Patato" Valdes - congas, percussion
  • Jose Luis Mangual - bongos, percussion
  • Santos Miranda - drums, percussion

After adding Cuban-born conguero Carlos "Patato" Valdes to his backing group on the recommendation of jazz DJ Sid Torin, Herbie Mann mounted a State Department-sponsored tour of Africa that further expanded his musical horizons -- Flautista!, recorded live at New York City's Basin Street East in June 1959, captures the flutist's deepening immersion in global rhythms and harmonies, documenting a pan-cultural jazz aesthetic that points the way for the myriad world music efforts that followed in its wake. Favoring a subtle, thoughtful combination of bebop melodies and Afro-Cuban rhythms, the group -- also including Valdes, vibraphonist Johnny Rae, bassist Knobby Totah, and percussionists Santos Miranda and Luis Mangual -- delivers a beautifully light yet hypnotically insistent performance that suffers from none of the awkwardness endemic among these kinds of early fusion efforts. Mann even detours to the Far East for a cool, graceful rendition of the exotica staple "Caravan." Verve's 1998 reissue appends a pair of unreleased cuts, "Delilah" and "Basin Street Este."
Review by Jason Ankeny

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