Thursday, February 22, 2007

Herbie Mann - Windows Opened (Atlantic 1968)


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Recorded with Herbie Mann's working band at the time, Windows Opened captures the quintet tackling a mixed set of contemporary jazz and pop tunes. Especially noteworthy are takes on Tim Hardin's "If I Were a Carpenter" and the Wayne Shorter composition "Footprints." Although this is not one of the essential recordings in Mann's catalog, it features excellent playing throughout, with an amazing collection of talent: vibist, future funk/fusion star and acid jazz grandfather Roy Ayers; the unique free-jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock; and the soon-to-be co-founder of Weather Report, bassist Miroslav Vitous. An enjoyable recording throughout.

1. There Is A Mountain
2. If I Were A Carpenter
3. Paper Man
4. Footprints
5. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
6. Windows Opened

2/22/2007 9:24 PM  

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