Herbie Mann & Bobby Jaspar – Flute Soufflé (1957)

FrontCover1Flute Soufflé is an album by jazz flautists Herbie Mann and Bobby Jaspar featuring tracks recorded in 1957 for the Prestige label.

At the time of this Prestige set , Herbie Mann was a flutist who occasionally played tenor and Bobby Jaspar a tenor-saxophonist who doubled on flute.

Two of the four songs find them switching back and forth while the other two are strictly flute features. With pianist Tommy Flanagan, guitarist Joe Puma, bassist Wendell Marshall and drummer Bobby Donaldson contributing quiet support, the two lead voices constantly interact and trade off during this enjoyable performance.

Highpoints are the haunting “Tel Aviv” and a delightful version of “Chasing the Bird.” (by Scott Yanow)


Bobby Donaldson (drums)
Tommy Flanagan (piano)
Bobby Jaspar (flute, saxophone)
Herbie Mann (flute, saxophone)
Wendell Marshall (bass)
Joe Puma (guitar)

01. Tel Aviv (Mann) 14,43
02. Somewhere Else (Puma) 5.58
03. Let’s March (Mann) 7.26
04. Chasin’ The Bird (Parker) 8.14