Herbie Mann: Consolação


Consolação (aka Consolation)


Herbie Mann (flute)


Herbie Mann and Joao Gilberto with Antonio Carlos Jobim (Atlantic 8105)

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Herbie Mann (flute), Baden Powell (guitar),

Gabriel (bass) Juquinha (drums)


Composed by Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes


Recorded: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, October 15, 1962


Rating: 93/100 (learn more)

Herbie Mann was on that 1961 State Department tour that was just supposed to bring American jazz to Brazil; instead, it brought bossa nova back to North America. Mann soon returned to Rio to make an album, and recorded this track with its composer, guitarist Baden Powell de Aquino. Incongruously named after the British founder of the Boy Scouts, Baden Powell mixed indigenous Brazilian rhythms with elements of jazz and Django. His signature sound is dark and mysterious, which fits this hypnotic composition perfectly. Mann soars over the extended chorus, making it the longest track on the record.

Reviewer: Judith Schlesinger

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