A few months ago, I posted a cover from this Japanese release, DISNEY MEETS JAZZ: TRIBUTE TO WALT DISNEY from 2006. I was set to post another cover today, but while doing research discovered that the recordings may not be from 2006.
Today's cover is a lovely jazz version of Beauty and the Beast by jazz piantist GIL GOLDSTEIN and his Trio. But it's his special guest that has me double checking the date. HERBIE MANN was an expert jazz flautist who was known in jazz circles as a pioneer in combining jazz and world music in the 60s.
Mann died in 2003 after a long battle with prostrate cancer. He was still quite active up until his death, so his recording with Goldstein could have been anytime up until 2003, and the album was released in 2006. I tried looking up this information, but had no luck. Does anyone out there have any clues?
This same album was released in North America under the title DISNEY ADVENTURES IN JAZZ in 2008.