Latin Mann

Latin Mann family tree

Among the many jazz albums in our private collection Latin Mann by Herbie Mann as arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson. It relates the story of Latin Jazz citing the many influences from afro to bossa, to the blues. It includes this encyclopedic reference: Latin, adj. 1) of or relating to Latium or its people, the Latins, or the language used by the Romans or Latins 2) designating the peoples (French, Italian, Spanish, etc.) or countries whose languages and cultures are descended from the Latin. As Leonard Feather, jazz historian stated in the liner notes, “the jazz musicians and musical forms that can trace their ancestry back to Latium are a fast multiplying breed.”

As Mann wrote, “every tune in this album has some relationship to the story of the gradual blending of Afro-Cuban music and American jazz.” The musicians include Mann, Jimmy Heath on tenor sax, Carmel Jones on trumpet, Chick Corea on piano, Dave Pike on the vibes, other talents too numerous to mention. Thematically Latin, the tunes include Senor Blues, Watermelon Man, The Jive Samba, … all arranged by Oliver Nelson a modern master.

And check out the “family” tree as depicted by Herbie Mann; dig it!



Concertina Accordion

Concertina Accordion
Concertina Accordion-like Instrument made by Angelo Maressi

A smaller bellow and key instrument than an accordion, this concertina is functional as a musical instrument although the straps would require replacement for normal use. It is in good vintage condition although there is some staining from storage as shown. Fun piece to play, or use as a funky display piece to add character to a bar or restaurant.

Vintage One Man Band Musical Instrument

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No, the tambourine is not green, but you can become your own “one man band” or add to the next jam session with this versatile instrument that doesn’t require years of lessons! Anyone with rhythm can provide their mix of cymbals, tambourine, mahogany wood block, and cow bell. Marked made by the “Boom Bass Company” located in “Cleveland 22 Ohio P.O. Box 872.” In good vintage condition but has a small tear on the surface of the tambourine behind the percussion bar. Google Utube “stump fiddle” or “party fiddle.” This is a similar instrument still played by young and old alike!