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 - The Best Of Herbie Hancock - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $14.76, €13.56 (New Item) (arrived 30-Dec-2022 11:43)on February 1, 2023 at 11:46 am
HERBIE HANCOCK The Best Of (1979 UK 6-track LP compilation including I Thought It Was You and Chameleon, picture sleeve. Both the sleeve & vinyl show minimal sign of wear or play)
- Herbie Hancock - Rockit - Injection + P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $9.84, €9.04 (New Item) (arrived 29-Dec-2022 16:01)on February 1, 2023 at 11:46 am
HERBIE HANCOCK Rockit (1983 UK injection label 2-track 7" vinyl single - Electro classic from the Jazz legend, also featuring the talents of Bill Laswell, Michael Beinhorn, Grand Mixer DST & Daniel Ponce. Includes the b-side 'Rough', red title sleeve A3577)
- Herbie Hancock - Sunlight - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.45, €16.95 (New Item) (arrived 28-Dec-2022 10:52)on February 1, 2023 at 11:46 am
HERBIE HANCOCK Sunlight (1978 UK 5-track LP, opening with the vocodered-bliss of the hit single I Thought It Was You, later taken to Japan for the Kimiko Kasai version, & ending on the tough Fusion workout of 'Good Question' with Jaco Pastorius at his best. The picture sleeve,on the reverse, illustrating Herbie's monstrous keyboard set-up! The sleeve has some light edge and spinewear, whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play)
- Herbie Hancock - Herbie Hancock Trio With Ron Carter + Tony Williams - Japanese - vinyl LP - £45.00, $55.35, €50.85 (New Item) (arrived 24-Dec-2022 08:35)on February 1, 2023 at 11:46 am
HERBIE HANCOCK Herbie Hancock Trio With Ron Carter + Tony Williams (1981 Japanese-only 5-track digitally recorded LP, an acoustic gem from Herbie in an up-close & personal trio format, expertly recorded & mastered at the CBS/ Sony Shinanomachi Studio in Tokyo, complete with illustrated/Japanese insert & obi-strip. The picture sleeve shows little of its age & the vinyl is near mint 25AP2190)
- Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off - Mono/Stereo - 180gm Vinyl - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $30.75, €28.25 (New Item) (arrived 20-Dec-2022 17:42)on February 1, 2023 at 11:46 am
HERBIE HANCOCK Takin' Off (2014 UK 12-track mono/stereo double LP & pressed on 180gram Vinyl. This was Herbie's debut 1962 release for Blue Note, featuring all originals, & right from the off he displays compositional prowess with the classic 'Watermelon Man'. Also stars Freddie Hubbard, Butch Warren & Billy Higgins. The first disc is in mono, the second disc is in stereo. The sleeve is Near Mint & the vinyl discs are Excellent to Near Mint with merely the lightest evidence ofplay NOT2LP192)
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