Herbie Mann – Herbie Mann’s African Suite

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Herbie Mann’s African Suite (also released as St. Thomas) is an album by American jazz flautist Herbie Mann recorded in 1959 and first released on the United Artists label. The album was originally released under Johnny Rae’s leadership due to Mann’s contractual relationship with Verve Records.

Track listing:
All compositions by Herbie Mann except as indicated

“St. Thomas” (Sonny Rollins) – 8:05
“Sorimao” – 5:15
“Jungle Fantasy” (Esy Morales) – 7:45
“Bedouin” – 4:40
“Sudan” – 3:50
“Ekunda” – 3:10
“Guinean” – 4:20

Herbie Mann – flute, bass clarinet
Johnny Rae – vibraphone
Bob Corwin – piano
Jack Six – bass
Philly Joe Jones – drums (tracks 1-3)
Carlos “Patato” Valdes, Victor Pantoja – congas
José Mangual – bongos


Released: 1959
Recorded: 1959
Length: 37:05
Label: United Artists
UAL 4042
Producer: Tom Wilson