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Oh, My! That’s a Whole Lotta Mann!

In the never-ending quest to put every jazz musician in a box, the always-enticing Collectables label has collected the 20 best albums from flutist Herbie Mann’s Atlantic years, where he worked primarily from 1960 to 1985, and put them into Super Mann, a 13-CD, 165-track collection with extensive liner notes. The box hits stores on Feb. 5, 2002, or it can be ordered from Collectables at

Mann’s funky muse grew out of a bebop beginning, and he plays clarinet and tenor sax, but he’s best known for his flute chops and groovy bossa nova albums in the ’60s and slick fusion hits in the ’70s. Put on your turtle neck or strap on your mini skirt—or do both; whatever, babies, just feel good!—to swing with these albums included in Super Mann:

Turtle Bay




Bird in a Silver Cage

Fire Island

Right Now

Latin Fever

Our Mann Flute

Impressions of the Middle East

The Beat Goes On

The Herbie Mann String Album


Old On, I’m Comin’

Herbie Mann & Tamiko Jones: A Mann & a Woman

Herbie Mann & Joao Gilberto

Live at the Whiskey a Go Go

Mississippi Gambler

Super Mann

Yellow Fever

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