The Herbie Mann-Sam Most Quintet: The Herbie Mann-Sam Most Quintet

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The Herbie Mann–Sam Most Quintet (later reissued as The Mann with the Most) is an album by flautists Herbie Mann and Sam Most on the Bethlehem label which was recorded in 1955.

On All About Jazz Robert Spencer stated “The Herbie Mann-Sam Most Quintet is a 1956 album of eleven genial, high-spirited tracks featuring Mann and Most trading bright, up-tempo, virtually saxophonic flute solos”.

Track listing:
“Fascinating Rhythm” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:49
“Why Do I Love You?” (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 3:49
“It’s Only Sunshine” (Joe Puma) – 2:42
“Love Letters” (Edward Heyman, Victor Young) – 2:11
“Let’s Get Away from It All” (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) – 3:22
“Flying Home” (Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton) – 3:21
“I’ll Remember April” (Gene de Paul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye) – 4:59
“Empathy” (Sam Most) – 3:19
“It Might as Well Be Spring” (Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers) – 3:13
“Just One of Those Things” (Cole Porter) – 3:56
“Seven Come Eleven” (Charlie Christian, Goodman) – 4:54

Herbie Mann, Sam Most – flute
Joe Puma – guitar
Jimmy Gannon – bass
Lee Kleinman – drums


Released: 1956
Recorded: October 12 & 17, 1955
New York City
Length 31:39
Label: Bethlehem
BCP 40