Nirvana is an album by jazz flautist Herbie Mann with Bill Evans's Trio featuring Chuck Israels and Paul Motian, released in 1964 on the Atlantic label and featuring performances recorded in 1961 and 1962.
Personnel: Bill Evans (p) Herbie Mann (fl) Chuck Israels (b) Paul Motian (dr)
Released: Early October 1964
Recorded: December 8, 1961 & May 4, 1962 Atlantic Studios NY
Label: Atlantic SD 1426
Producer: Nesuhi Ertegun
"Nirvana" (Herbie Mann)
"Gymnopedie" (Erik Satie)
"I Love You" (Cole Porter)
"Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell)
"Lover Man" (Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman)
"Cashmere" (Herbie Mann)
The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden states "Mann, who has changed his style numerous times throughout his long career, is heard exclusively in a straight-ahead and bop context on this pair of studio dates. Evans, who studied flute through his college years, rarely recorded with a flutist though he was fond of the instrument... Fans of either Herbie Mann or Bill Evans will want to acquire this enjoyable CD"