Nirvana
Nirvana (Herbie Mann & Bill Evans album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedEarly October 1964[1]
RecordedDecember 8, 1961 & May 4, 1962
StudioAtlantic Studios, New York City
GenreJazz
Length33:12
LabelAtlantic
SD 1426
ProducerNesuhi Ertegun
Bill Evans chronology
Trio 64
(1964)
Nirvana
(1964)
Waltz for Debby
(1964)
Herbie Mann chronology
Brazil, Bossa Nova & Blues
(1962)
Nirvana
(1964)
Do the Bossa Nova with Herbie Mann
(1962)

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]

Reception

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 set."[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[4]

Track listing

  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).

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Oct 17, 1964
  2. ^ Bill Evans discography accessed March 11, 2010
  3. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed April 22, 2021
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 933. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.