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Eight Classic Albums [Audio CD] Herbie Mann [Box set, Original recording remastered]

Herbie Mann Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (29 Oct 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Real Gone Jazz
  • ASIN: B006TX2672
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,032 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Fascinating Rhythm
2. Why Do I Love You?
3. It's Only Sunshine
4. Love Letters
5. Let's Get Away from It All
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Herbie's Buddy
2. Perdido
3. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
4. Give a Little Whistle
5. Here's Pete
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Tel Aviv
2. Somewhere Else
3. Let's March
4. Chasin' the Bird
5. Yardbird Suite
See all 10 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Minor Groove
2. Gospel Truth
3. Blue Echoes
4. Trinidad
5. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
See all 11 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Product Description

Includes the following albums - Herbie Mann and Sam Most Quintet, Flute Flight, Flute Fraternity, Sultry Serenade, Flute Souffle, Yardbird Suite, Just Wailin', Flautista

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Post Script After Writing this review Amazon eventually got around to listing the sets!!

I have just finished writing a similar review for Volume Two of Herbi Mann's release on the Real Gone Jazz Label.
Yes- you've guessed that volume does not have the track listings either!!

Here is a link to that.
8 Classic Albums Volume 2

This was how the review looked

As with a lot of these sets there is no track listing nor a list of the actual classic albums.
So to save you the trouble of clicking on the picture of the cover and enlarging to read the albums

This is not a review just some information to help you.


The Real Gone Jazz label has garnered some really good reviews for sound quality.
The digitally enhanced sound is a good indicator but for a proper review I really suggest you read other, more knowledgeable people's reviews.

The 8 Classic Album set come on 4CDs and is boxed in a thick Jewel Case.
There is a booklet with the set too.

The 8 albums are:-
Herbie Mann & Sam Most Quintet:
Flute Flight 1957:
Flute Fraternity:
Sultry Serenade (1957):
Flute Souffle (1957):
Yardbird Suite (1957):
Just Wailin' (1958):
Flautista (1959):

The Tracks are:

CD 1:
Herbie Mann & Sam Most Quintet:
1 Fascinating Rhythm
2 Why Do I Love You?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Melodic Mann 15 Nov 2013
By Sentinel TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a lovely collection, for a very modest price. Some of these albums are difficult to obtain in any other way, and most have strong recommendations in both 'All Music' and 'Penguin' guides to Jazz. Most reflect Mann's melodic, crystal tone in bop, a richly caressing way with ballads, and his Afro-Cuban percussive delights. To my mind, some of the strongest albums here include the quintet with Sam Most, 'Sultry Serenade', 'Just Wailin' & 'Flute Fraternity'.

Sound quality is very good throughout, and there is a beautifully warm ambience to the recordings. Excellent value.
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Amazon.com: 3.8 out of 5 stars  5 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars REAL GONE IS REAL RIGHT 9 Jan 2013
By daddyojazz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The previous reviewer has a beef with the company that I feel is doing a great service to the novice jazz fan and plugging the holes of the seasoned jazz fan by releasing ,for the most part, out of print LPs that in some cases have not seen the light of day since their initial releases 50-60 years ago.

These CDs are not bootlegs like some reviewers are making them out to be but bona fide pressings of public domain albums that became such because the EMIs and Universal's of the world either forgot or purposely did not renew their European copyrights of the albums. If one notices all of the CDs are from a period 1953-1961. Which is fortuitous for the jazz fan because that was a golden period of excellent straight ahead jazz albums from some of the greatest jazz artists of all time. Herbie Mann being one of them.

Ok the sound is a tital crap shoot with these sets, some are better than others, and certainly not what you would get if you bought something similar, lets say ,from the greatest of all the jazz reissue companies MOSAIC RECORDS...... but for a fraction of the price you get eight complete albums in more than agreeable sound resolution and for the most part it doesn't it always back to the music anyway?......and what music this company is issuing. We should be hailing this company not stomping it to the ground for they are bringing the unadularated sound of jazz to a new generation of listeners from an era we shall never see again but we can certainly hear again.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eight great albums from 1955-59 1 Sep 2013
By Mike Tarrani - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
First: this is identical to an MP3 album that contains all 53 tracks in the same order, so if you want immediate gratification check it out: The Jazz Collection Volume One. Even if you opt for physical discs visit that page and listen to the sound samples for an idea of both the sound quality and the music.

Nearly every track in this compilation is excellent, although there is a handful that are marginal to my ears. I do not view that as a show-stopper, but if you are an audiophile you may want to spend the money and purchased each album in vinyl.

Since there is no track list on this page at the time of this review I will include the tracks here. Also, I will list the original album titles, but in some cases will link to albums that have identical tracks but a lightly different title. More than a few reissues came out with slightly different titles. Also, I am not going to provide detailed information on each album because it would greatly clutter this page. See my review for the MP3 version of this set for that info.

Here is what is on the four discs that are in this set:
The first 11 tracks is the album titled The Herbie Mann - Sam Most Quintet and the remaining tracks is the album titled Flute Flight:
01. Fascinating Rhythm
02. Why Do I Love You?
03. It's Only Sunshine
04. Love Letters
05. Let's Get Away from It All
06. Flying Home
07. I'll Remember April
08. Empathy
09. It Might as Well Be Spring
10. Just One of Those Things
11. Seven Comes Eleven
12. Tutti Flutie
13. Bo Do
14. Flute Bass Blues
15. Flute Bob
16. Solacium
The first 8 tracks is the album titled Flute Fraternity with Herbie Mann and Buddy Collette and the remaining tracks is the album originally titled Sultry Serenade, but is now issued as Let Me Tell You.
01. Herbie's Buddy
02. Perdido
03. Bangles and Beads Baubles
04. Give a Little Whistle
05. Here's Pete
06. Theme from 'Theme From'
07. Nancy with the Laughing Face
08. Morning After
09. Let Me Tell You
10. When the Sun Comes Out
11. Professor
12. Lazy Bones
13. Sultry Serenade
14. Little Man You've Had a Busy Day
15. One Morning In May
16. Swing Til the Girls Come Home
The first four tracks are from the album titled Flute Souffle, but are now found on the same Let Me Tell you album cited for the previous disc. The remaining tracks on this disc are the album titled Yardbird Suite.
01. Tel Aviv
02. Somewhere Else
03. Let's March
04. Chasin' the Bird
05. Yardbird Suite
06. Here's That Man
07. One for Tubby
08. Squire's Parlor
09. Who Knew
10. Opicana
The first six tracks are the album titled Just Wailin and the remaining tracks are the album titled Flautista! Herbie Mann Plays Afro-Cuban Jazz. Note, that album contains bonus tracks that are not on this one.
01. Minor Groove
02. Gospel Truth
03. Blue Echoes
04. Trinidad
05. Jumpin' with Symphony Sid
06. Blue Dip
07. Todos Loco's
08. Cuban Potato Chip
09. Come On Mule
10. The Amazon River
11. Caravan

Overall this is a great collection of Herbie's work at the height of his pure jazz period. He would continue to grow and experiment musically - sometimes in ways that lost him fans - but if you like the earlier period this set is golden.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great set! 5 Jun 2013
By cteno4 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
these classic sets are wonderfully economical ways of expanding your jazz collection and finding the bits from artists you love the best!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Late 50's early 60's jazz. 2 Nov 2013
By J. Martin - Published on Amazon.com
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I saw Herbie Mann perform live in the 1970's. It was one of my first exposures to live jazz and I loved it. This music reminds me of movie soundtracks from the early 60's. The stronger, firmer Mann jazz didn't come until Memphis Underground and later explorations into Afro-Cuban sounds. The sound is OK, but I feel like I'm waiting my turn in the dentist's office.
17 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy it, big mistake 26 Sep 2012
By Wes Marshall - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Don't make the same mistake I did. I thought I saw an opportunity to fill in some holes in my collection and this collection by Herbie Mann had three albums on it I didn't have. Instead, these are garbage transfers from some awful cheapo turntable directly to a CD. I don't know who this company Real Gone Jazz is, but Beelzebub must have a special place waiting for them down below. This is nothing but a rip off to us and to the artist's memories. Don't buy these things. They are awful. I wasted my money. Don't waste yours. Real Gone Jazz, whoever you are, you should be ashamed.
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