2 of Herbie Mann's best Atlantic albums, now on one CD! Do The Bossa
Nova is a great album of bossa
groovers, recorded by Herbie in Rio
during the early days of the bossa
boom – and with a sound that's right on the money! The backing's very lively, and the tracks have a tight bossa
sound that's quite authentic, and played by Brazilian jazz musicians like Sergio Mendes, Paulo Moura, Dom Um Romao, and Luiz Carlos Vinhas. Herbie's flute is livelier than usual, and on a set like this, you can hear why it's no wonder that he's been so respected by Latin and Brazilian players over the years. Titles include "Voce E Eu", "Bossa
Velha", "Blues Walk", "One Note Samba", "Amor Em Paz", and "Deve Ser Amor". My Kinda Groove is a nice mid-60s album that also has a good Latin groove (courtesy of Willie Bobo and Patato Valdez), and which features Dave Pike on vibes. Titles on that one include "Vikki", "Spanish Grits", "Soul Guajira", and "Mushi Mushi". 15 cuts in all, and a very groovy set that's some of the best Herbie Mann you'll ever find on CD!
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)