Flutist Herbie Mann opened up his music on this date for Push Push (and during the era) toward R&B, rock and funk music. The results were generally appealing, melodic and danceable. On such songs as "What's Going On," "Never Can Say Goodbye," "What'd I Say" and the title cut, Mann utilizes an impressive crew of musicians, which include guitarist Duane Allman and keyboardist Richard Tee.
Performance CreditsHerbie Mann Primary Artist,Flute,Alto Flute
Chuck Rainey Bass
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Duane Allman Guitar
Gene Bianco Harmonica,Harp
Cornell Dupree Guitar
Donald "Duck" Dunn Bass
Gerald Jemmott Bass
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
David Spinozza Guitar
Richard Tee Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Al Jackson Drums
Jerry Jemmott Bass
Gene Bianca Harp
Technical CreditsJimmy Douglass Engineer
Arif Mardin Producer,Remixing
Bob Porter Producer
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Push Push based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
I love Herbie Mann, he is totally mint deluxe. When he starts a-blowin that flute it sho'nuff is a mellow groove. A stone get-off you might say. The only drawback is on some of his tapes he's got this guitar player named Sonny Sharrock. He just makes noise, and that's not music! I dig a smooth, flutey melody to sooth my jangled nerves. Thankfully, this Push Push tape doesn't have any Sonny Sharrock to ruin it. Sit back, kick the shoes off and feel the funky flute man blow! And the cover is a treat for the eyes!!
I have long been a fan of Herbie Mann, "Memphis Underground" is classic jazz in my book. Listening to Push Push I heard the sixties "come alive" again. He is without a doubt the best jazz flutist in the world, and when he surrounds himself with such great musicians as this, it can't help but be successful. A very relaxing, easy listening album for a rainy Sunday afternoon !
Neal Rosengarden was left off of the credits. He now spells his name Neil Rosengarden (legal) and he was the Production Assistant on Push Push. Whoever left him off should be tarred and feathered.