Nirvana (Herbie Mann and the Bill Evans Trio album)

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Studio album by Herbie Mann & The Bill Evans Trio
Released Early October 1964[1]
Recorded December 8, 1961 & May 4, 1962
Studio Atlantic Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 33:12
Label Atlantic
SD 1426
Producer Nesuhi Ertegun
Bill Evans chronology
Waltz for Debby
(1961)Waltz for Debby1961
Herbie Mann chronology
Brazil, Bossa Nova & Blues
(1962) Brazil, Bossa Nova & Blues1962
(1962) Nirvana1962
Do the Bossa Nova with Herbie Mann
(1962) Do the Bossa Nova with Herbie Mann1962

Nirvana is an album by jazz flautist Herbie Mann with Bill Evans's Trio featuring Chuck Israels and Paul Motian, released in 1964 on the Atlantic label and featuring performances recorded in 1961 and 1962.[2]


The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden states "Mann, who has changed his style numerous times throughout his long career, is heard exclusively in a straight-ahead and bop context on this pair of studio dates. Evans, who studied flute through his college years, rarely recorded with a flutist though he was fond of the instrument... Fans of either Herbie Mann or Bill Evans will want to acquire this enjoyable CD".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nirvana" (Herbie Mann) - 5:48
  2. "Gymnopedie" (Erik Satie) - 3:16
  3. "I Love You" (Cole Porter) - 7:03
  4. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) - 5:31
  5. "Lover Man" (Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman) - 4:49
  6. "Cashmere" (Herbie Mann) - 6:45
Recorded on December 8, 1961 (tracks 1 & 3-5) and May 4, 1962 (tracks 2 & 6).



  1. ^ Oct 17, 1964
  2. ^ Bill Evans discography accessed March 11, 2010
  3. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed March 11, 2010