The Best of Herbie Hancock: The Blue Note Years

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
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," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 077779114221
  • Catalog Number: 91142
  • Sales rank: 25,906

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Watermelon Man (7:10)
  2. 2 Driftin' (6:55)
  3. 3 Maiden Voyage (7:54)
  4. 4 Dolphin Dance (9:15)
  5. 5 One Finger Snap (7:15)
  6. 6 Cantaloupe Island (5:30)
  7. 7 Riot (5:40)
  8. 8 Speak Like A Child (7:40)
  9. 9 King Cobra (6:52)
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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 III 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Collection of Hancocks best

    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.

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