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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
The follow-up to the breakthrough Headhunters album was virtually as good as its wildly successful predecessor: an earthy, funky, yet often harmonically and rhythmically sophisticated tour de force. There is only one change in the Headhunters lineup -- swapping drummer Harvey Mason for Mike Clark -- and the switch results in grooves that are even more complex. Hancock continues to reach into the rapidly changing high-tech world for new sounds, most notably the metallic sheen of the then-new ARP string synthesizer which was already becoming a staple item on pop and jazz-rock records. Again, there are only four long tracks, three of which "Palm Grease," "Actual Proof," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
The follow-up to the breakthrough Headhunters album was virtually as good as its wildly successful predecessor: an earthy, funky, yet often harmonically and rhythmically sophisticated tour de force. There is only one change in the Headhunters lineup -- swapping drummer Harvey Mason for Mike Clark -- and the switch results in grooves that are even more complex. Hancock continues to reach into the rapidly changing high-tech world for new sounds, most notably the metallic sheen of the then-new ARP string synthesizer which was already becoming a staple item on pop and jazz-rock records. Again, there are only four long tracks, three of which "Palm Grease," "Actual Proof," "Spank-A-Lee" concentrate on the funk, with plenty of Hancock's wah-wah clavinet, synthesizer textures and effects, and electric piano ruminations that still venture beyond the outer limits of post-bop. The change-of-pace is one of Hancock's loveliest electric pieces, "Butterfly," a match for any tune he's written before or since, with shimmering synth textures and Bennie Maupin soaring on soprano Hancock would re-record it 20 years later on Dis Is Da Drum, but this is the one to hear. This supertight jazz-funk quintet album still sounds invigorating a quarter of a century later.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/14/2009
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886974040613
  • Catalog Number: 740406

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Palm Grease (10:38)
  2. 2 Actual Proof (9:42)
  3. 3 Butterfly (11:18)
  4. 4 Spank-A-Lee (7:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Herbie Hancock Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals, Clavinet, ARP, fender rhodes, Arp 2600, Arp Odyssey, Arp Strings
Bennie Maupin Percussion, Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute, Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Wind, Saxello
Mike Clark Drums
Bill Summers Percussion
Paul Jackson Bass, Electric Bass
Oren Waters Vocals
The Headhunters Group
Technical Credits
Bob Belden Reissue Producer
Herbie Hancock Composer, Producer
Bennie Maupin Composer
Mike Clark Liner Notes
Dane Butcher Engineer
Fred Catero Engineer
David Rubinson Producer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Randall Martin Reissue Design
John Vieira Engineer
Rob Springett Cover Art
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