The all-time classic album first released in 1973, including Chameleon, an updated Watermelon Man and the jazz-dancer’s favourite, Sly!
Head Hunters (1973) was the first offering of Herbie’s new backing band,the Head Hunters. In his own words: “I began to feel that I had been spending so much time exploring the upper atmosphere of music and the more ethereal kind of far-out spacey stuff. Now there was this need to take some more of the earth and to feel a little more tethered; a connection to the earth….I was beginning to feel that we (the sextet) were playing this heavy kind of music, and I was tired of everything being heavy. I wanted to play something lighter.”
This is one of Herbie’s funkiest records and one of the best selling albums in Jazz, due to the fact it appealed to a broad audience – think Hip Hop, Funk, Soul & Jazz Funk fans. With Head Hunters, Hancock claims a stake in Jazz with his infectuous synthesizers and clavinet melodies on top of a supertight groove, augmented by subtile horn soloing. Classic songs such as ‘Chameleon and ‘Watermelon Man’ are living proof of his genius and ability to craft a coherent jazz fusion album. Special mention for drummer Harvey Mason, bassist Paul Jackson and reedist Bernie Maupin (who also contributed to Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew).
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- Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.20, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 19-Sep-2022 12:37)on September 26, 2022 at 8:27 pm
HERBIE HANCOCK Head Hunters (80s UK issue of the 1973 4-track LP, including Chameleon, an updated Watermelon Man & the jazz-dancer's favourite Sly, what a band! iconic picture sleeve designed by Victor Moscoso, The glossy picture sleeve displays some light wear and crease lines, whilst the vinyl looks barely played)
- Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $16.20, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 06-Sep-2022 14:09)on September 26, 2022 at 8:27 pm
HERBIE HANCOCK V.S.O.P. (1977 UK 9-track double LP, recorded live on June 29th 1976 with an all-star cast including Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Tony Williams & more, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little edge scuffing & the vinyl looks barely played)
- Herbie Hancock - Thrust - Remastered - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £26.99, $29.15, €30.23 (New Item) (arrived 17-Aug-2022 11:30)on September 26, 2022 at 8:27 pm
HERBIE HANCOCK Thrust (2009 UK/EU 4-track LP, remastered and pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl. Originally released in 1974 this album directly followed Head Hunters and Herbie used the same band except for drummer Harvey Mason, whois replaced by jazz great Mike Clark. Again, only four songs on this single LP, each around 10 minutes long. Butterfly is a great spacey jam with intricate twists and turns and the intro drum break of Palm Grease is essential for all groove addicts! Picture sleeve replicates the original Rob Springett artwork, hype sticker and resealable clear outer. Essential)
- Herbie Hancock - Speak Like A Child - US - vinyl LP - £30.00, $32.40, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 04-Aug-2022 10:54)on September 26, 2022 at 8:27 pm
HERBIE HANCOCK Speak Like A Child (80s US stereo DMM issue of the 1968 6-track LP, also featuring Thad Jones on Fluegelhorn, Ron Carter on Bass, Peter Phillips on Bass Trombone, Mickey Roker on Drums & Jerry Dodgion on Alto Flute, barcoded picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played BST84279)
- Herbie Hancock - Quartet - Dutch - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $16.20, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 02-Aug-2022 14:08)on September 26, 2022 at 8:27 pm
HERBIE HANCOCK Quartet (1982 Dutch graduated orange label 9-track digitally recorded double LP, featuring Ron Carter & Tony Williams on bass & drums & a young Wynton Marsalis on trumpet. This was the first recording of the V.S.O.P. Quartet without Freddie Hubbard & Wayne Shorter, captured at Tokyo's CBS Sony Studios in July 1981. The picture sleeve is Excellent with minimal wear and the vinyl discs are clean & in Excellent condition with minimal play)
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