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Discothèque is an album by flautist Herbie Mann recorded in 1975 and released on the Atlantic label.[1]

Discothèque
Discothèque (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1975
RecordedFebruary 12, 1975
NYC
GenreJazz
Length41:29
LabelAtlantic
SD 1670
ProducerHerbie Mann
Herbie Mann chronology
First Light
(1973)
Discothèque
(1975)
Waterbed
(1975)

Contents

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]
Christgau's Record GuideD+[3]

AllMusic awarded the album 2 stars with its review by Jim Newsome stating: "The unfortunate title of this album fed into the perception that jazz great Herbie Mann would jump onto any musical trend for a buck. The hit single "Hi-Jack" actually was pretty good as dance-oriented instrumental pop, but jazz it was not. ...On too many cuts, though, the dated synthesizers and female backing vocals make the mix sound like little more than background music for a shopping mall".[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Hi-Jack" (Fernando Arbex) - 5:16
  2. "Pick Up the Pieces" (Roger Ball, Hamish Stuart, Average White Band) - 5:16
  3. "Lady Marmalade" (Bob Crewe, Kenny Nolan) - 4:15
  4. "Mediterranean" (Herbie Mann) - 6:23
  5. "I Can't Turn You Loose" (Otis Redding) - 3:20
  6. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" (Paul Williams, Roger Nichols) - 2:50
  7. "High Above the Andes" (Mann) - 6:30
  8. "Bird of Beauty" (Stevie Wonder) - 4:30
  9. "Guava Jelly" (Bob Marley) - 3:20

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Atlantic Records Catalog: 1600 series accessed August 31, 2015
  2. ^ a b Newsome, Jim. Discothèque – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: M". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 4, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.