Herbie Hancock: The Prisoner (1969) Liberty/Blue Note

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Selection: The Prisoner Artists Johnny Coles (flugelhorn) Garnett Brown (trombone) Tony Studd (bass trombone) Hubert Laws (flute) Jerome Richardson (bass clarinet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone, alto flute) Herbie Hancock (piano, electric piano) Buster Williams (bass) Albert Heath (drums) recorded Rudy … Continue reading

Herbie Hancock: Maiden Voyage (1965) Blue Note

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Selection: Dolphin Dance (mono) Artists: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Anthony Williams (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 17, 1965 Music What words can describe this  in my … Continue reading

Herbie Hancock Trio (1977) CBS/Sony Japan

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  Selection: Speak Like a Child (1977) 320 kbps MP3 (warning – long, but nice) Artists Herbie Hancock (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Tony Williams (drums) recorded & mixed at the Automatt studios , San Francisco, July 13, 1977, engineer Fred … Continue reading

Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles (1964) Blue Note

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Selection: One Finger Snap (Hancock) Selection probably the most conventional of the three unconventional tracks, eschewing the fourth, the popular foot-tapper Cantaloupe Island (a family lineage to Watermelon Man, and Blind man, Blind Man). Tony Williams sparkles while Hancock’s percussive chords and rhythmic … Continue reading

Herbie Hancock Takin’Off (1962) Blue Note

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Track selection: The Maze (Hancock) As I discovered on a recent visit to the Hampton Court Maze, grandchildren in tow, the way out of a maze can be as hard to find as the centre. Twenty minutes of fruitless search and blind … Continue reading

Herbie Hancock My Point of View (1963) Blue Note

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Track Selection 1: King Cobra (Hancock) Track Selection 2: Tribute to Someone (Hancock) Artists Donald Byrd (t) Grachan Moncur III (trb) Hank Mobley (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Grant Green (g) Chuck Israels (b) Tony Williams (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood … Continue reading

Herbie Hancock Inventions and Dimensions (1963) Blue Note

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  Track Selection (no, not Succotash, everyone knows Succotash) Triangle –  a dreamy floating extended improvisation, kick off the shoes and lie back, ten minutes required, beauty therapy for brains. A Jump Ahead – the best bop/swinging Hancock high energy, get those … Continue reading