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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, March 25, 1997
Head Hunters, however, was something different: a stripped-down date featuring reedman Bennie Maupin as the only horn player, and a funk-oriented rhythm section made up of Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, and Bill Summers. Hancock traded in his sophisticated piano performances and complex compositions for simple melodies, slow-burn funk grooves, and light electric keyboard splashes. The results, particularly on the tracks "Chameleon" and "Watermelon Man," had a profound impact on other musicians, although critics charged Hancock with playing to the galleries. But the album has stood the test of time--something neither the wealth of Hancock's imitators nor his own subsequent albums in this vein have been able to do. --Fred Goodman
One of the best jazz recordings released and arguably his best solo album in an over 40-year recording career.
This is an album I've heard praised by fans of many different genre's of music and is one I know will be enjoyed by any who give it a listen.
Herbie's use of the synthesizer and electric piano was revolutionary in the progression of Jazz Funk during that time.
This is one of Herbie Hancock's classic albums. Some of the songs tend to be a bit drawn out and lacking in variety, but overall it is still a good listen even after all these... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephen K. Mercer
Warning - there is a stereo only version and a stereo/multichannel version of this as a Super Audio CD (SACD). Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. Floyd
One of those albums I used to have on vinyl. A classic. So I got a jones to hear this msuic again and downloaded it. Great to hear it again!!Published 4 months ago by Bob Coldiron
Belongs in any Herbie Hancock collection. The beginning of Herbie Hancock's evolution in sound, it's enjoyable listening, and takes you back to the beginning stages of this great... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lisa Gilbert
This is one of the best funky Jazz albums by Herbie and it's on my list of favorites. I highly recommend it.Published 9 months ago by Daniel Nickoli
First heard this when it came out in original vinyl. He was cool, then. Now after being honored by the Kennedy Center, I go buy the CD. Read morePublished 10 months ago by magic fingers
Herbie at his electronic best .I am on a quest to buy all of Herbie Hancock's music. Does that say it all?Published 11 months ago by gron4u