Herbert Jay Solomon (April 16, 1930 – July 1, 2003), better known as Herbie Mann, was an American jazz flutist and important early practitioner of world music. Early in his career, he also played tenor saxophone and clarinets (including bass clarinet), but Mann was among the first jazz musicians to specialize on the flute and was perhaps jazz music's preeminent flutist during the 1960s. His most popular single was "Hijack," which was a Billboard number-one dance hit for three weeks in 1975.
Recorded: Live at The Village Gate, New York City, NY November 17, 1961
Personnel: Herbie Mann - Flute. Hagood Hardy - Vibraharp. Ahmad Abdul-Malik / Ben Tucker - Bass. Rudy Collins - Drums. Ray Mantilla - Conga Drum, Percussion. Chief Bey - African Drum, Percussion.
Herbie Mann Octet. Recorded: New York City, NY April 6, 1964
Personnel: Herbie Mann - Flute, Dave Pike - Vibes, Attila Zoller - Guitar, Don Friedman - Piano , Jack Six - Bass, Bobby Thomas - Drums, Willie Bobo - Timbales , Carlos "Patato" Valdes - Congas.