Herbie Hancock

Takin' Off (Colored Vinyl) (350244)

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Takin' Off (Colored Vinyl)

Herbie Hancock

20th Century Masterworks

8436563184123

LPS 167892

350244

JAZZ

1

LP 12,39 €

4 1/2 stars all music gUIDE

INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK

CONTAINS NEW SPECIALLY PREPARED LINER NOTES BY PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ'S WRITER BRIAN MORTON AND BY PARIS' PRESTIGIOUS JAZZ MAGAZINE

"As one musician of the time put it, once that record came out, you heard 'Watermelon Man' everywhere; kids were playing it on jukeboxes, it was on the radio, guys were trying to do it in the subway. You knew at once it was special.” Penguin Guide to Jazz

"Very few jazzmen have had the chance to score such a tremendous hit with their first album as Herbie Hancock did with Takin’ Off. It presented the bluesy hit 'Watermelon Man' to the world. The song would be covered by countless bands and performed in every imaginable style, subsequently becoming one of the most famous jazz standards. This is an album whose contrasts announce the exceptional diversity of an unparalleled career." Jazz Magazine

PERSONNEL:

  • Freddie Hubbard (trumpet)
  • Dexter Gordon (tenor sax)
  • Herbie Hancock (piano)
  • Butch Warren (bass)
  • Billy Higgins (drums)

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, May 28, 1962

  • (*) BONUS TRACKS:
  • Donald Byrd (tp), Pepper Adams (bar), Herbie Hancock (p), Butch Warren (b), Billy Higgins (d).
  • Englewood Cliffs, N.J., September 21, 1961.

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • A1 WATERMELON MAN
  • A2 THREE BAGS FULL
  • A3 EMPTY POCKETS
  • A4 HUSH (*)
  • SIDE B:
  • B1 THE MAZE
  • B2 DRIFTIN’
  • B3 ALONE AND I