by Herbie Hancock
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Having long since established his funk credentials, Herbie Hancock continues the direction of Head Hunters and its U.S. successors here, welding himself to the groove on electric keyboards while Bennie Maupin again shines sardonic beams of light on a variety of reeds. In "Doin' It," the most successful track, Hancock makes a more overt bid for the dancefloor, for the tune is basically one long irresistible groove with a very commercial-sounding bridge. Again Hancock chooses to recompose one of his standards; "Cantelope [sic] Island" is almost unrecognizable converted into a sauntering, swaggering thing. A streamlining process has set in -- the drumming has been simplified, some of the old high-voltage drive has been muted -- yet there are still enough enjoyable, intelligently musical things happening here to hold a Hancock admirer's attention.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972483627
catalogNumber: 724836
Rank: 28802

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Herbie Hancock   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer,ARP,Micro Moog
Bennie Maupin   Bass Clarinet,Lyre,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Lyricon,Saxello
Kenneth Nash   Percussion
Art Baldacci   Vocals,Background Vocals
Fred Dobbs   Vocals,Background Vocals
James Gadson   Drums,Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Bass
James Levi   Drums
Chris Mancini   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ray Parker   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Julia Tillman Waters   Vocals
Wah-Wah Watson   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Sampling,Voice Bag
Don Kerr   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Herbie Hancock   Composer,Echoplex,Producer
Fred Catero   Engineer
Mike Fusaro   Engineer
Paul Jackson   Composer
Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin   Composer
David Rubinson   Producer,Engineer
Ron Coro   Art Direction

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