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HERBIE HANCOCK

TAKIN’ OFF + 4 BONUS TRACKS
Label ESSENTIAL JAZZ CLASSICS
Catalog EJC55630
Format CD
Discs 1
Category JAZZ/BLUES/COUNTRY
Street Date 2013-12-15
Description
24 BIT DIGITALLY REMASTERED STEREO INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET.
The complete Herbie Hancock LP Takin’ Off (Blue Note ST-84109) which marks the pianist’s first album under his own name. All of the compositions are by the leader who is backed by such stars as Dexter Gordon Freddie Hubbard Butch Warren and Billy Higgins. The album includes one of Hancock’s best known compositions “Watermelon Man” which made it to the Top 100 on the pop charts went on to become a jazz standard and would later be successfully covered by Mongo Santamaria. The three surviving alternate takes from the session and a rare trio version of “Like Someone in Love” (recorded by Hancock live in St. Louis the previous year) have been added here as a bonus.
tracklisting
01 WATERMELON MAN
02 THREE BAGS FULL
03 EMPTY POCKETS
04 THE MAZE
05 DRIFTIN’
06 ALONE AND I
07 WATERMELON MAN [alternate take]
08 THREE BAGS FULL [alternate take]
09 EMPTY POCKETS [alternate take]
10 LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE
Total Time: 68:40

All tracks composed by HERBIE HANCOCK
Except “Like Someone in Love” (Johnny Burke-Jimmy Van Heusen)
Freddie Hubbard trumpet
Dexter Gordon tenor sax
Herbie Hancock piano
Butch Warren bass
Billy Higgins drums
Englewood Cliffs New Jersey May 28 1962.
Original sessions recorded by RUDY VAN GELDER and produced by ALFRED LION.

*BONUS TRACK (10):
HERBIE HANCOCK piano
CLEVELAND EATON bass
TEDDY ROBINSON drums
Live at Jorgie’s Jazz Club St. Louis Missouri June 24 1961.
 

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