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  • Audio CD (4 Nov. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: BBR
  • ASIN: B00D3BCFZG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,460 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Hi-Jack
  2. Pick Up The Pieces
  3. Lady Marmalade
  4. Mediterranean
  5. I Can't Turn You Loose
  6. I Won't Last A Day Without You
  7. High Above The Andes
  8. Bird Of Beauty
  9. Guava Jelly
  10. Orient Express
  11. Hi-Jack (Special Long Version)

Product Description

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HERBIE MANN (born Herbert Jay Solomon) was one of Jazz music s most prolific performers and innovators excelling predominantly on flute, but also tenor saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet. Throughout the 50 s and 60 s Mann played in many groups exploring the boundaries of Jazz In the 70 s Mann extended his repertoire further by incorporating rock, pop, reggae and disco into his sound, which included this 1975 offering on Atlantic Records, DISCOTHEQUE. The album boasts a number of great jazzy grooves that show off Mann s incredible dexterity on the flute and employs his vast experience to its full extent. DISCOTHEQUE was received very well in Jazz, R&B, Pop and Disco markets on its release achieving #5, #19 and #27 on the Billboard Jazz, R&B and Pop album charts respectively. The albums one and only single was an instrumental cover of Hi-Jack, which was originally recorded by Latin influenced Funk group Barrabas in 1974, and again confirmed the wide appeal that Mann enjoyed as it charted at #14 Pop, #24 R&B and an incredible #1 on Billboards Disco Action chart as the track lit up dance floors across the USA. Other notable tracks are the self-penned High Above The Andes, and a gorgeous rendition of Stevie Wonders Bird Of Beauty. This edition also features the non-album B-side Orient Express and the original unedited version of Hi-Jack

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I first bought Turtle Bay as a vinyl long player many years ago and fell in love with the Latin driven arrangements, so when I spotted this 2 CD version on Amazon I thought I must get it. I love "Turtle Bay" tracks especially Steely Dan's "Do It again" and other excellent cool laid back tracks. Not so sure about the "Discotheque" CD, but it's growing on me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Music From A Great Flutist 30 Sept. 2001
By piperglenn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
One of the most ecclectic musicians of the century, Herbie Mann went from playing straight jazz in the '50's to several musical genres over the following decades. During the early '70's he made some great recordings. Two albums from this period, Turtle Bay and Discoteque are combined for this release. While Discotheque does have some gems, in my opinion Turtle Bay offers the most satisfying listening.
High Jack opens Discotheque with vocals by the trio "The Highjackers". This trio featured noted gospel singer Cissy Houston who Herbie showcased the following year on his exceptional album Surprises featuring Cissy Houston. She is also, of course, Whitney's mom. Herbie does a nice job of covering The Carpenter's hit I Won't Last A Day Without You complete with backing trombones on the chorus. One of my favorite tunes on the album is High Above The Andes. Once again there are backing trombones and the album's kickin' rhythm section includes drummer Steve Gadd, percussionist Ralph Macdonald, bassist Tony Levin and keyboardist Pat Rebillot.
I guess the reason I rate Turtle Bay a little higher is that each song is great. For instance he does a funky, albeit too short version of Becker & Fagan's Do It Again. I mean, how many flutists would take on Steely Dan and get away with it? From there we go right into the absolutely joyous Now I've Found A Lady. Where on Discotheque the instrumental back up was provided by horns, on Turtle Bay, and especially this particular tune, just the right amount of strings are added. The next tune, Stevie Wonder's Happier Than The Morning Sun features Herbie on the longer, warmer alto flute. This song is so beautiful I get chills listening to it, even after all these years.
I could go on but suffice it say, this is a great double CD. Get it and enjoy the funky one with a flute.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Herbie Mann's Turtle Bay one of all time best 25 Aug. 2006
By P. Hildahl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have been looking for Turtle Bay on CD for a long time. I no longer have turntable so cannot play the album I have owned for years. This album is one of my all time favourite easy listening recordings, so am delighted to be able to play it again. Am not as fond of of the Discotheque recording - find it a bit "harried", but love Turtle Bay.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Jazz Artist 2 Sept. 2008
By Pamela J. Fox - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Two great albums packaged together! Jazz flutist Herbie Mann explores island rhythms on "Turtle Bay" and disco on "Discotheque". Wonderful instrumentals that are unique and extraordinary.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Herbie Mann 21 Jan. 2013
By Terry - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Only in the seventies would a jazz artist making a disco song which obviously was very popular in the night clubs since it hit number 1 on the disco charts. Just for this one song this CD is worth getting if you are a collector!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Turtle Bay is the best CD 26 April 2011
By Gordon J. Hoffman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I didn't really want to purchase the Discotheque CD but that was part of the package. I am glad to have a new CD version of Turtle Bay as my long play record is too scratchy, and this is portable.
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