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 - Mr. Hands - shrink - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.20, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 21-May-2022 15:04)on May 26, 2022 at 6:53 pm
HERBIE HANCOCK Mr. Hands (1980 UK 6-track LP, a Herbie classic cut inbetween his disco album phase, including the beyond-'Sly', Headhunters leftover 'Shiftless Shuffle', which is worth the price of admission alone. The picture sleeve is still in open shrinkwrap with a period shop price sticker attached. The vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with merely the odd faint hairline not affecting play)
- Herbie Hancock - Sunlight + Hype Sticker - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.90, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 21-May-2022 15:00)on May 26, 2022 at 6:53 pm
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, hype-stickered picture sleeve with an insert illustrating Herbie's monstrous keyboard set-up! The sleeve is Excellent with light edge wear & the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with little play)
- Herbie Hancock - Secrets - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.90, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 21-May-2022 14:55)on May 26, 2022 at 6:53 pm
HERBIE HANCOCK Secrets (1976 UK graduated orange label 7-track LP, fused with a relaxed Caribbean influence, switching to the mellow tones of the Rhodes piano & using thick synth pads foreshadowing ambient music. Includes the funky groover 'Gentle Thoughts' & an updated 'Cantelope Island'. The picture sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl is clean & grades Excellent with just a few faint paper scuffs not affecting play)
- Herbie Hancock - Rockit - p/s - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $12.60, €11.80 (New Item) (arrived 16-May-2022 10:08)on May 26, 2022 at 6:53 pm
HERBIE HANCOCK Rockit (1983 UK 3-track 12" single, featuring the S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D version of the single with some scratching contributions from Grand Mixer DST. Also includes the keyboard ace's two disco-era hits You Bet Your Love & I ThoughtIt Was You, complete with the title sleeve. The sleeve shows light ring wear & the vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play TA3577)
- Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters - Remastered - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $31.49, €29.49 (New Item) (arrived 27-Apr-2022 12:00)on May 26, 2022 at 6:53 pm
HERBIE HANCOCK Head Hunters (2009 UK/EU exclusively remastered limited edition 4-track LP pressed on 180-gram audiophile vinyl. The all-time classic album first released in 1973, including Chameleon, an updated Watermelon Man and the jazz-dancer's favourite, Sly! Picture sleeve with the orginal artwork, presented in its clear resealable with hype sticker. Essential) #Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
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