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Herbie Mann - Memphis Underground (1969) (Requested) [Jazz][mp3 192][h33t][schon55]

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Herbie Mann - Memphis Underground (1969) (Requested) [Jazz][mp3 192][h33t][schon55]
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     02 - New Orleans.mp3 -
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     03 - Hold On, I'm Coming.mp3 -
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Herbie Mann - Memphis Underground 
Original Release Date: 1969
Audio CD: July 1, 1991
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Bitrate: 192 kbps

"Much of the record is made up of funky, one-chord vamps, and this has its charms. First of all, the Memphis rhythm section is first rate. Drummer Gene Christman lays down some tight beats that really support the soloists, all of whom play soulful, ... Full Descriptionbluesy improvisations throughout. Vibraphonist Roy Ayers plays the jazziest licks, mixing in some advanced harmonic vocabulary with his otherwise pentatonic (rock-influenced) licks. Well-known soul hits "Hold On, I'm Comin'" and "Chain of Fools" are covered on this jam album, as is the traditional "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Overall, this disc has a strong late-'60's feel to it, which proves to be an endearing virtue.

Flutist Herbie Mann's career has taken him in a variety of musical directions. This 1969 studio session is a perfect example of the range of Mann's stylistic interests. MEMPHIS UNDERGROUND is a clean break from bebop; in fact, this music could hardly be called jazz. It is really groove music, with a dash of Southern rock and country added to the mix."

I first got this on vinyl in the mid 70's and was blown away by the jazz rock sound the band put down. The title tune,Memphis Underground, is still on of my favorite songs and I have been listening to it for 25 years. Possibly the best driving song ever. The rest of the album is very good too. Lots of R&B feel and some wonderous jazz riffs. The guitar and vibe sound great with Manns flute, and the rhythm section is rock solid. I replaced the old vinyl album with a cd and if I lost it, I would buy another in a minute. A listening treat. ~ Robert E Boylan

Okay, I admit it upfront: I am a Herbie Mann fan, and this CD captures the essence of what he was doing at the very end of the 60's.
The musical style is very R&B focused, and the band provides a gritty, chunky foundation for the solos of Mann, Ayers (vibes), Coryell (guitar) and Sharrok (guitar). The recording leaves a little to be desired, but the playing is outstanding. Mann's playing is strong, and the rhythm section captures the overall feel of the time, with strong bass/rhythm lines that sit in groove all day long. The sound is somewhat dated, but to me it's *history* - an important part of the jazz tradition. Regardless, the album certainly has something to say to today's listener.

Overall, think Steppenwolf with a rocking flute over the top. Buy it. ~ "the jazz doctor"

Reggie Young - guitar
Roy Ayers - vibraphone, congas
Bobby Wood - acoustic & electric piano
Bobby Emmons - organ
Tommy Cogbill
Mike Leech
Herbie Mann - flute
Larry Coryell
Miroslav Vitous - Fender bass
Sonny Sharrock
Gene Christman - drums

Herbie Mann - Memphis Underground Tracks:
01 Memphis Underground (7:09)
02 New Orleans ( 2:08 )
03 Hold On, I'm Coming (8:57)
04 Chain Of Fools (10:44)
05 Battle Hymn Of The Republic (7:14)

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