I'm not usually a big fan of Herbie Mann. My first introductions to him were Glory of Love, and London Underground. Glory of Love had some nice melodies and subtle arrangements, but maybe if it wasn't a flute playing the lead melody, it would be better. But, over all, it was just very boring.
As for London Underground, this was very much Jazz-Rock, but it was more 75% rock, 25% jazz. I don't know, the flute sound isn't "full" enough for that kind of energy.
After these listening experiences, my aunt got me Herbie Mann at the Village Gate, which seemed uterly boring.
But.....with this album, a total different story. This is great fusion, jazz-rock, contemporary jazz, whatever you want to call it. This is that classic cover. (not one of the most sexiest covers of all time)
The musician appearences make this album even more enoyable. With this album, I'll sure check out some more 1970's Herbie Mann recordings. Herbie done good with this one!
1. Push Push
2. What's Going On
3. Spirit In The Dark
4. Man's Hope
6. Never Say Goodbye
7. What'd I Say
8. Funky Nassau