Great Ideas of Western Mann

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Great Ideas of Western Mann
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Studio album by Herbie Mann's Californians
Released 1957
Recorded July 3, 1957
Los Angeles, California
Genre Jazz
Length 39:11
Label Riverside
RLP 12-245
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Herbie Mann chronology
Yardbird Suite
Great Ideas of Western Mann
Flute Fraternity

Great Ideas of Western Mann (also released as Herbie Mann Quintet featuring Jack Sheldon) is an album by American jazz flautist Herbie Mann's Californians featuring tracks recorded in 1957 for the Riverside label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "it was probably the first album of jazz in which the leader recorded entirely on bass clarinet... Mann phrases on the bass clarinet pretty much the way he does on flute, with a definite personality, plenty of swing, and a airy outlook that makes the instrument sound less sinister. Stylistically, this is strictly a mainstream West Coast bop blowing session".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Theme" (Miles Davis) - 6:41
  2. "Lady Bird" (Tadd Dameron) - 8:58
  3. "Get Out of Town" (Cole Porter) - 5:37
  4. "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" (Irving Caesar, Sammy Lerner, Gerald Marks) - 5:33
  5. "A Handful of Stars" (Jack Lawrence, Ted Shapiro) - 7:32
  6. "A Stella Performance" (Herbie Mann) - 8:46



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed August 31, 2012
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed August 31, 2012