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Flood
     

Flood

by Herbie Hancock
 

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Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters take to the road in the live double album Flood, recorded and released only in Japan. Contrary to the impression left by his American releases at this time, Hancock was still very much attached to the acoustic piano, as his erudite opening workout on "Maiden Voyage/Actual Proof" with his funk

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Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters take to the road in the live double album Flood, recorded and released only in Japan. Contrary to the impression left by his American releases at this time, Hancock was still very much attached to the acoustic piano, as his erudite opening workout on "Maiden Voyage/Actual Proof" with his funk rhythm section makes clear. The electric keyboards, mostly Rhodes piano and clavinet, make their first appearances on side two, where Hancock now becomes more of a funky adjunct to the rhythm section, bumping along with a superb feeling for the groove while Bennie Maupin takes the high road above on a panoply of winds. Except for "Voyage," the tunes come from the Head Hunters, Thrust, and Man-Child albums (another reason why this was not released in the U.S.). "Chameleon" comes with a lengthy outbreak of machine pink noise that attests to Hancock's wide-eyed love of gadgetry. In all, this was a great funk band, not all that danceable because of the rapid complexities of Mike Clark's drumming, and quite often, full of harmonic depth and adventure.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2014
Label:
Wounded Bird Records
UPC:
0664140989924
catalogNumber:
9899
Rank:
15625

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Performance Credits

Herbie Hancock   Primary Artist,Electric Piano,Clavinet,fender rhodes,Soloist,Piano (Grand),Arp Odyssey
Mike Clark   Drums
Bill Summers   Percussion,Conga
Paul Jackson   Fender Jazz Bass
Blackbird McKnight   Flute,Guitar,Percussion,Bass Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Saxello

Technical Credits

Herbie Hancock   Composer,Arp String Ensemble
Bennie Maupin   Composer
Paul Jackson   Composer
Harvey Mason   Composer
David Rubinson   Producer
Jean Hancock   Composer
Melvin Ragin   Composer
Blackbird McKnight   Composer

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