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Takin Off

Audio CD | Import

4.0 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

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Takin' Off (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
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This historic session from '62 was Hancock's first album as a leader. With guest artist Dexter Gordon (with whom Herbie would again team 24 years later on the film 'Round Midnight), trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, bassist Butch Warren and drummer Billy Higgins, Hancock proved that he could blend artistry and appeal without diminishing either. On this re-release, 3 previously unissued alternate takes have been added.

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In some respects Herbie Hancock's first recording as a leader typifies the hard-bop/funk of many late-'50s/early-'60s Blue Note productions (notably Horace Silver's tight-knit group). At the same time, Hancock's lyrical bent and pliable comping point toward the greater abstraction and open-ended, chamber dimensions to come. Blue Note's splendid remastering brings the underrated bassist Butch Warren's bedrock sonority into focus, while Dexter Gordon's laconic virility meshes surprisingly well with the pianist's quicksilver palette. And for those who want to hear the original, unadulterated version of Hancock's earliest signature composition "Watermelon Man," look no further. The disc is rounded out by additional, previously unissued alternate takes. --Jed Distler

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Product details

  • Audio CD (May 28, 1996)
  • Original Release Date: 1962
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic
  • ASIN: B000005H3A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,771 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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