The Common Ground

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Herbie Mann is a capable jazz flutist, but his music has mostly been known in the popular sense. This means that while he could've continued his bop career after the 1950s, he worked toward offering a hybrid instead, a form of pop-jazz that could be easily accepted by middle America. On the surface, The Common Ground originally released in 1960; re-released by Collectables in 2004 implies its serious nature. Mann teams with his Afro-Jazz Sextet to offer a fusion of Cuban, African, and American jazz, much in the manner of Dizzy Gillespie. But Mann, unlike Gillespie, is more interested in offering a commercial variation on Afro jazz, and as a result, The Common Ground ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Herbie Mann is a capable jazz flutist, but his music has mostly been known in the popular sense. This means that while he could've continued his bop career after the 1950s, he worked toward offering a hybrid instead, a form of pop-jazz that could be easily accepted by middle America. On the surface, The Common Ground originally released in 1960; re-released by Collectables in 2004 implies its serious nature. Mann teams with his Afro-Jazz Sextet to offer a fusion of Cuban, African, and American jazz, much in the manner of Dizzy Gillespie. But Mann, unlike Gillespie, is more interested in offering a commercial variation on Afro jazz, and as a result, The Common Ground circumvents exploration for tuneful melodies and solid, but predictable, solos. Mann has written or co-written half of the pieces on the album, and compositions like "Baghdad" and the title blend in well with Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas" and Gillespie and Frank Paparelli's "Night in Tunisia." Most of the instrumental dexterity on the album is supplied by Mann's flute, which perfectly matches the mood of material. For the faithful, The Common Ground delivers an enjoyable if short set at the beginning of Mann's long, successful career as a popular artist on Atlantic Records.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2004
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431652725
  • Catalog Number: 6527
  • Sales rank: 141,269

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Baghdad/Asia Minor - Herbie Mann (5:09)
  2. 2 Walkin' - Herbie Mann (5:23)
  3. 3 Sawa Sawa De' - Herbie Mann (3:05)
  4. 4 St. Thomas - Herbie Mann (3:24)
  5. 5 High Life - Herbie Mann (2:11)
  6. 6 Uhuru - Herbie Mann (4:55)
  7. 7 A Night in Tunisia - Herbie Mann (6:00)
  8. 8 The Common Ground - Herbie Mann (3:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Herbie Mann Afro-Jazz Sextet Primary Artist
Herbie Mann Indexed Contributor, Flute
Ray Barretto Bongos
Ray Mantilla Conga
Nabil Totah Bass, Double Bass
Maya Angelou Vocals
Leo Ball Trumpet
Doc Cheatham Trumpet
Rudy Collins Drums
Jerry Kail Trumpet
Michael Olatunji Percussion, Vocals
Dolores Parker Vocals
Ziggy Schatz Trumpet
John Rae Percussion, Vibes
Leo Ball Trumpet
Ziggy Schatz Trumpet
Technical Credits
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Herbie Mann Composer, Liner Notes
Sonny Rollins Composer
Roger Mozian Composer
Nesuhi Ertegun Audio Production
Michael Olatunji Composer
Frank Paparelli Composer
Tommy Nola Engineer
Ruth Mann Cover Photo
Richard Carpenter Composer
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