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Herbie Hancock's first and still, to my ears, his best!
'Grew up listening to my dad's mono copy; 'bought my own stereo vinyl copy while away at college; 'got sucked into a... Read more
This is a good version of HH's first album on Blue Note. Good arrangements and players add to a great introduction for a musical career that has spanned and survived for four... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Gary Proctor
very good arrangements and a superb hancock sound.I am happy that I bought this fine piece,almost classic recording.
A pleasure to listen.
I was trolling around on youtube and found an interview that Herbie had done about how he came to write "Watermelon Man. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by James E. Gray II
Recorded in May 1962, midway through Herbie Hancock's two year Jazz apprenticeship that began the year before, all of the signs of his future greatness are here. Read morePublished on June 5, 2008 by Michael Birman
Takin' Off was Herbie Hancock's first album as a leader, having served as pianist for five previously released sessions with trumpeter Donald Byrd. Read morePublished on March 18, 2008 by Jack Baker
What is with jazz musicians naming their debuts egotistically anyway? Mingus' first major label album gets pegged as Pithecanthropus Erectus, which just screams "I am artist, hear... Read morePublished on November 18, 2007 by finulanu