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 - Remastered - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $34.74, €28.74 (New Item) (arrived 14-Apr-2021 11:24)on May 8, 2021 at 11:36 am
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
- Herbie Hancock - The Herbie Hancock Box - US - cd album box set - £35.00, $48.65, €40.25 (New Item) (arrived 09-Apr-2021 13:40)on May 8, 2021 at 11:36 am
HERBIE HANCOCK The Herbie Hancock Box (Scarce long out of print 2002 US 34-track 4-CD box set, including acoustic material, much of it featuring the VSOP line-up of Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams, along with electronics and commercial material including 'Rain Dance' from Sextant plus some rare material and a previously unissued performance of 'Red Clay'. The four discs are housed in a clear 5" Lucite Cube with each disc plus booklet sliding into their own grooves along the box's sides)
- Herbie Hancock - Sound-System - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $13.90, €11.50 (New Item) (arrived 29-Mar-2021 11:37)on May 8, 2021 at 11:36 am
HERBIE HANCOCK Sound-System (1984 UK 6-track LP with stock labels, housed in a picture sleeve. The cover shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played)
- Herbie Hancock - I Thought It Was You - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $9.72, €8.04 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jan-2021 16:39)on May 8, 2021 at 11:36 am
HERBIE HANCOCK I Thought It Was You (1978 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including No Means Yes, die cut company paper sleeve. Tune! The sleeve shows a little shelfwear whilst the vinyl appears barely played SCBS6530)
- Herbie Hancock - Sextant - UK - CD album - £8.00, $11.12, €9.20 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jan-2021 15:45)on May 8, 2021 at 11:36 am
HERBIE HANCOCK Sextant (1998 UK/EU remastered 3-track CD, originally released in 1973, featuring Julian Priester, Benny Maupin plus the legendary Dr. Patrick Gleeson on Arp Synthesizers. An album light years ahead of its time and a perfect artefact that not just jazz-rock but all dance and electronic music fans will appreciate. Backed by his Mwandishi group (inspired by Swahili names), Herbie is truly inspired, pushing the boundaries of jazz to the outer limits whilst embracing new technology to full effect. In hindsight it gives all contemporary electronica outfits a run for their money! Standard jewel case with booklet picture sleeve)
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