Herbie Mann dies

HerbieMann95.jpgJazz flautist Herbie Mann has died of prostate cancer at his home in Santa Fe. He was 73. Mann, who combined a variety of musical styles in his music and who deeply influenced genres such as World Music and Fusion was an exponent of Bebop and "cool" jazz who regularly toured Africa, Brazil and Japan seeking out new music forms. Mann had moved to Santa Fe in the late 80s after spending most of his professional life in his native New York.