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Herbie Mann (Flute)
Born: 16th April 1930, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1st July 2003, Pecos, New Mexico, United States
Herbert Jay Solomon known professionally by his stage name Herbie Mann, was an American jazz flute player and important early practitioner of world music. Early in his career, he also played tenor saxophone and clarinet (including bass clarinet), but Mann was among the first jazz musicians to specialize on the flute. His most popular single was "Hijack", which was a Billboard No. 1 dance hit for three weeks in 1975.
Mann emphasized the groove approach in his music.
Further Reading: Herbie Mann
Herbie Mann's embracing of funk and rock music wasn't met with the kindest words, but the funk-jazz crossover is just as deserving of a classic status as Miles Davis' similar experiments in the 1970's.