Herbie Mann's Californians


Great Ideas Of Western Mann

  • Release Date: 18 Apr 1991
  • OJCCD-1065-2

In an era where most jazz groups still adhered to traditional instrumentations, and even as successful a flutist as Herbie Mann was expected to double on a reed, this album was unprecedented. It features Mann exclusively on bass clarinet, from which he extracts a warm and woody tone that works well both on swinging tempos and ballads such as "A Handful of Stars." Mann recorded this session on the West Coast, which was equally unprecedented for Riverside Records at the time; and the … MORE