Herbie Hancock

Takin´ Off (37053)

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Takin´ Off

Herbie Hancock

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LPS 150672

37053

JAZZ

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LP 14,99 €

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"Takin’ Off" marked Herbie Hancock’s first album under his own name. All of the compositions are by the leader, who is backed by such stars as Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Butch Warren, and Billy Higgins. The album includes one of Hancock’s best known compositions, “Watermelon Man”, which made it to the Top 100 on the pop charts. The tune would become a jazz standard, and would be covered by Mongo Santamaria, among others. Renowned jazz critic Leonard Feather stated the following about the LP: “As the first solo album by Herbie Hancock, this record will serve for many listeners as an introduction to the talents of a young and unmistakably promising artist who recently signed an exclusive Blue Note contract.”

PERSONNEL:

FREDDIE HUBBARD, trumpet
DEXTER GORDON, tenor sax
HERBIE HANCOCK, piano
BUTCH WARREN, bass
BILLY HIGGINS, drums

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, May 28, 1962.

SIDE A:

01 WATERMELON MAN
02 THREE BAGS FULL
03 EMPTY POCKETS

SIDE B:

01 THE MAZE
02 DRIFTIN’
03 ALONE AND I

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