domingo, 29 de marzo de 2009

Herbie Mann - Mellow

Not a high water mark in Herbie Mann's recorded output, Mellow was released by Atlantic Records after dropping him from their roster. Made up primarily of outtakes from mid- to late-'70s recording sessions, the album sounds like the hodgepodge it is. Highlights include a take on Milton Nascimento's "Cinnamon Flower" and a lengthy version of Mann's classic "Memphis Underground," recorded at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival with guests Sonny Fortune, David Newman and the Brecker Brothers. The low point arrives with the opening track, a cover of Bob Marley's "Bend Down Low" left over from the Reggae sessions, in which Mann actually sings the lead vocal. - AMGArtist: Herbie MannAlbum: MellowYear: 1977 (Live in Montreux)Label: Atlantic (1981)Total time: 45:25
Personnel:Herbie Mann (Flute, Alto Flute, Vocal and Tenor Saxophone) Cissy Houston (Backing Vocals) - 1Whitney Houston (Backing Vocals) -
1 Rod Bryan (Guitar) - 1,3 Hux Brown (Guitar) -
1,3 Pat Rebillot (Clavinet) - 1 Gladstone Anderson (Piano) -
1,3 Winston Wright (Organ) - 1,3 Jackie Jackson (Bass) -
1,3 Michael Richard (Drums) -
1,3 Tommy Mc Cook (Tenor Saxophone) -
1,3 Bobby Ellis (Trumpet) - 1,3 Richard Tee (Electric Piano) -
2,5,6 Amory Tristao (Acoustic Guitar) -
2,4 Frank Gravis (Bass) -
2,4,6 Leroy Clouden (Drums) -
2,4,6 Rafael Cruz (Percussion) -
2,4-6 Dom Salvador (Piano) - 4 Steve Jordan (Drums) -
4-6 Claudio Roditi (Trombone and Trumpet) -
4,6 Larry Coryell (Guitar) -
5 Jim Mullen (Guitar) - 5 Tom Coppola (Piano) - 5 Don Pullen (Piano) - 5 Clifford Carter (Electric Piano) - 5 Jeff Berlin (Bass) - 5 Sammy Figueroa (Percussion) - 5 Sonny Fortune (Tenor Saxophone) - 5 Jaroslav Jakabovic (Soprano Saxophone) - 5 Michael Brecker (Tenor Saxophone) - 5 David Newman (Tenor Saxophone) - 5 Randy Brecker (Trumpet) - 5 Jeff Mironov (Guitar) - 6T
racks:1. Bend Down Low (Bob Marley) 6:51
2. Sir Charles Duke (Herbie Mann) 5:21
3. Cecelia (Paul Simon) 5:34
4. Cinnamon Flower (Milton Nascimento) 5:06
5. Memphis Underground (Herbie Mann) 17:03
6. Another Star (Stevie Wonder) 5:28

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