Oh man…I just heard some very disturbing news. Herbie Mann passed away yesterday. In case you are not familiar with him, his album, “Memphis Underground”, is a jazz classic. An incredible flutist, he played with everybody from Duane Allman to Antonio Carlos Jobim.
One interesting fact that I just learned but never knew about him was the fact that he was an Eastern European Jew. In addition, his last performance was at this year’s Jazzfest, which of course we didn’t make it to this year. (sigh)
Rest in peace, Herbie. As Schwartz just put it, “perhaps he will be playing with Duane Allman at that great reunion concert in the sky.” Perhaps he will, Schwartz…..Perhaps he will…..