RIP Herbie Mann

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I know some of you, hell, ALOT of you may not have heard of him, but jazz flutist Herbie Mann died today @ the age of 73. If there was one CD I could recommend of his, it would be "Bird in a Silver Cage". Great stuff! RIP.
  2. ZonPlyr


    Apr 29, 2003
    Pasadena, CA
    You beat me to the punch on this one Wood... If you haven't heard him check him out. I remember listening to him when I was a kid. Although some of his stuff was fluffy there were some gems there. Godspeed.

  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    You're right, it was kinda fluffy, huh? My dad used to listen to him when was a kid. That's how I became familiar with his music.
  4. ZonPlyr


    Apr 29, 2003
    Pasadena, CA
    Well fluffy is a relative term. I just seem to remember a cover of Layla that he did that to me seemed fluffy. I really like a lot of his stuff though. But then again, I like just about anything. If there is a beat and some noise I'll listen to it.
  5. NOOOOOOOO!!!! He was one of (if not) my favorite flutists, and one of my lady friend's too. He helped her pick up the instrument in 1999...

    RIP Herbie :bawl: :bawl:
  6. Oh man, another one gone. :(

    I don't have any of his albums, but, I knew of him since I was a kid.

    To those who might never have heard of him, here's his site:

    RIP, Herbie.

  7. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    :( :( :( :(

    he had the groove going; he was even using a fellow lefty bassist for a while when i saw him on the jvc jazz fest one year
  8. Don't worry Woodchuck, there's enough of us out here that remember. :(
  9. I'm old enough to be one of the few here that might own some of his albums.... "Afro Jazzic" and "Sunbelt" come to mind (or is "Sunbelt" by someone else?). My older brother turned me on to Herbie Mann way back in the 70's, and I've always liked his music. It's sad that he's gone.
  10. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Nice bit on Herbie on NPR's Morning Edition this a.m.
  11. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Yeah, that's a bummer. Good '70's word.
    He was far out man! Right on!

    I liked his stuff, sometimes you had to do fluff to get the record pressed back then. We all have to live. But he had the moves, no doubt.