Best of Herbie Hancock: The Blue Note Years

The Best of Herbie Hancock: The Blue Note Years

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by Herbie Hancock
     
 
Mirroring his onetime boss and mentor Miles Davis' own protean output, Herbie Hancock has explored hard bop, soul-jazz, fusion, funk-rock, soundtracks, hip-hop-inflected pop ("Rockit"), and many permutations in between. His early work for Blue Note, though, offers the best entrée for newcomers. Compiled from

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Mirroring his onetime boss and mentor Miles Davis' own protean output, Herbie Hancock has explored hard bop, soul-jazz, fusion, funk-rock, soundtracks, hip-hop-inflected pop ("Rockit"), and many permutations in between. His early work for Blue Note, though, offers the best entrée for newcomers. Compiled from five of his albums for the label and covering a period from 1962-1968, this fine sampler includes highlights from his debut, Takin' Off ("Watermelon Man"), the classic Maiden Voyage (the title track and "Dolphin Dance"), and the early electric album Speak Like a Child (the title track and "Riot"). Add to this more indelible cuts like "Cantaloupe Island" and "One Finger Snap," not to mention the presence of numerous '60s jazz luminaries (Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Thad Jones, Hank Mobley, Billy Higgins, et al.), and you have perfect way to get a taste of some of the best modern jazz committed to wax.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0077779114221
catalogNumber:
91142
Rank:
29179

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Herbie Hancock   Primary Artist,Piano
Ron Carter   Bass
George Coleman   Tenor Saxophone
Dexter Gordon   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Higgins   Drums
Thad Jones   Flugelhorn
Hank Mobley   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Williams   Drums
Chuck Israels   Bass
Grachan Moncur   Trombone
Butch Warren   Bass
Donald Byrd   Trumpet
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Peter Phillips   Bass Trombone
Mickey Roker   Drums

Technical Credits

Herbie Hancock   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Alfred Lion   Producer

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The Best of Herbie Hancock: The Blue Note Years 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everyone loves the fusion style of Herbie Hancock. Finally something that everyone can agree on! Its funky, rocky, and jazzy. This is a collection of his best starting with his most famous one, ''Watermelon Man''. I would reccomend this CD to everyone.