Herbie Hancock

Man-Child - 180 Gram (Columbia PC 33812)

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Man-Child - 180 Gram

Herbie Hancock

Speakers Corner

4260019714305

LPS 149643

Columbia PC 33812

JAZZ

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Man-Child - 180 Gram

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LP 23,96 €

PERSONNEL:

BUD BRISBOIS, trumpet
GARNETT BROWN, trombone
DICK HYDE, tuba
WAYNE SHORTER, soprano sax
BENNIE MAUPIN, soprano & tenor sax, flute
JIM HORN, sax, flute
STEVE WONDER, harmonica
HERBIE HANCOCK, keyboards
DAVID T. WALKER, guitar
WHA WHA WATSON, guitar
HENRY DAVIS, bass
JAMES GADSON, drummer
BILL SUMMERS, percussion

Recorded in San Francisco & Los Angeles, July 1975.

SIDE A:

01. Hang Up Your Hang Ups
02. Sun Touch
03. The Traitor

SIDE B:

01. Bubbles
02. Steppin' In It
03. Heartbeat

After his early avant-garde years with Blue Note Records, Herbie Hancock achieved much success with pop music fans by gradually turning towards a mixture of Afro-American styles in which he combined soul, jazz and funk. Having composed the soundtrack to Bill Cosby’s animated children’s show "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and released a popular family-orientated album entitled "Fat Albert Rotunda", Hancock stated that instead of looking for jazz musicians who could play funky music, he had searched for funk musicians with a feeling for jazz. That this concept functions only too well is demonstrated in the funky album "Man-Child", which features such brilliant jazz musicians as Wayne Shorter, Bennie Maupin and Ernie Watts. But wait! There’s no narcissistic showing off here as in a jam session. The whole band performs as one, playing concentrated grooves around Hancock’s carefully intertwined electronic sounds. The result is a fast-paced funky style, due to the collective efforts of the band, although each member is given ample opportunity to show off his prowess in short solo interludes and thus delight the listener with his unique style.