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1 - HANCOCK, HERBIE - CROSSINGS - (LP) 
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Crossings was the second release by the Herbie Hancock Sextet lineup known as the Mwandishi Band, following 1971's Mwandishi which stretched Hancock's already-adventurous writing and expanded the music through post-production. This approach would play an even larger role on Crossings, the pianist's final album for Warner Bros.For two of Crossings' three pieces ("Quasar" and "Water Torture"), Hancock took basic instrumental tracks to Patrick Gleeson's Different Fur Studios, hoping to learn how to play the Moog synthesizer. Instead, Hancock let Gleeson contribute layers of sound to both pieces. On "Quasar," a ballad in 7/4 time, Gleeson extends the horn playing of Bennie Maupin, Julian Priester and Eddie Henderson through electronic accents, while on "Water Torture," he provides a ghostly counter melody on the Mellotron, a keyboard that utilizes samples from string instruments.These studio enhancements give Crossings an otherworldly dimension, making the album feel bigger and more fantastical, yet the Sextet's playing - recorded without much in way of edits or overdubs - keeps everything grounded. Indeed, Gleason's additions are often so natural that it is hard to pick out what's acoustic and what's synthesized.While the Mwandishi Band's tenure was unfortunately short-lived, the advances Herbie Hancock made with them still sound exciting today and would propel him into further inventive territory with future jazz-funk project The Headhunters.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Sleeping Giant 02. Quasar 03. Water Torture


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 05-04-2019
Item # : 525264     NEW
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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2 - HANCOCK, HERBIE - EMPYRIAN ISLES - (LP) 
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Reissue on ULTRA CLEAR vinyl, classic Hancock from 1964. From soul-jazz cuts to avant-garde explorations, Empyrean Isles revealed that Herbie Hancock was a jazz icon in the making.

TRACKLISTING: 01. One Finger Snap 02. Oliloqui Valley 03. Cantaloupe Island 04. The Egg


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 03-09-2021
Item # : 550801     
Availability: IN STOCK
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3 - HANCOCK, HERBIE - FAT ALBERT ROTUNDA - (LP) 
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If Fat Albert Rotunda sounds like the most fun Herbie Hancock had in his early years as a band leader, it should. He composed the music for the pilot of the children's television show Fat Albert, redirecting the post-bop jazz he honed in a five-year stint with the Miles Davis Quintet towards the R&B and funk styles with which he was becoming enamored. The result was a playful, joyous album in which Hancock clearly had a great time.The same goes for the rest of his Sextet, which by the time of recording in late 1969 was both razor sharp and confidently loose from rehearsing and touring. Flying high with three horn players - Joe Henderson on sax and flute, Garnett Brown on trombone and Johnny Coles on trumpet and flugelhorn - alongside Hancock's soaring Fender Rhodes electric piano, the group could swing freely on a track like the rousing "Fat Mama" and emote precisely on the subtle "Tell Me A Bedtime Story."Their versatility won over Warner Bros. who signed Hancock after hearing these infectious compositions and watched Fat Albert Rotunda climb the Billboard Jazz Charts. In subsequent years, Hancock would expand and experiment with the Sextet's sound, creating two more albums for Warner Bros. Regardless of where he went next, Fat Albert Rotunda is still, 50 years later, about as fun as music gets.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Wiggle-waggle 02. Fat Mama 03. Tell Me A Bedtime Story 04. Oh! Oh! Here He Comes 05. Jessica 06. Fat Albert Rotunda 07. Lil Brother


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 05-04-2019
Item # : 525262     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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4 - HANCOCK, HERBIE - HEADHUNTERS: WATERMELON MAN - TOKYO 2005 - (DVD) 
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Format: DVD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 24-03-2015
Item # : 472324     
Availability: IN STOCK
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5 - HANCOCK, HERBIE - JAZZ TO FUNK - (CD) 
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Rare 1960s recordings by Jazz legend. Includes outtakes from the sound track to the classic 1966 film BLOW UP. Rare 1969 session with the Albert ''Tootie'' Heath Octet. Features the absolute cream of 60s Jazz superstars: Jack DeJohnette, Joe Henderson, Joe Newman, Jim Hall, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, Phil Woods, Don Cherry, Albert Heath, Jimmy Heath and more. From Hancock's first great era. A must have for fans of classic ''Hard Bop'' mainstream Jazz.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Maulana 02. Baraka/kamli 03. Kawanda 04. Dunia 05. Witch Fire 06. Jammin' With Herbie 07. Herbie's Blues 08. Rock Your Soul 09. Hot Piano 10. Smoochie 11. Live And Awake 12. Night Walker 13. Afro Boogie 14. Far Out 15. Hot And Heavy


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 15-02-2021
Item # : 546192     
Availability: IN STOCK
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6 - HANCOCK, HERBIE - MONTREUX - (LP) 
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NOT FOR SALE TO G.A.S (GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND)This vinyl features the sterling show Herbie and Co. played on July 14th 98, in its entirety, taken from the live TV and FM Radio broadcast that was transmitted at the time!

TRACKLISTING: 01. New York Minute 02. Norwegian Wood 03. Mercy Street 04. Thieves In The Temple DISC #2: 01. Youve Got It Bad Girl 02. Love Is Stronger Than Pride


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 13-03-2021
Item # : 547418     NEW
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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7 - HANCOCK, HERBIE - MWANDISHI - (LP) 
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After releasing their Warner Bros. debut, the Herbie Hancock Sextet underwent a major transformation in the early '70s. Over the course of a year, every member was replaced (except Herbie Hancock himself and bassist Buster Williams) and each adopted Swahili names. (Williams even led the group in occasional sessions of Buddhist chanting.) Hancock chose the moniker Mwandishi (meaning "composer"), and the Sextet became unofficially known as the Mwandishi Band.The lineup's first album - simply titled Mwandishi - reflects Hancock's new aesthetic and spiritual directions. Stretching out from the R&B / jazz fusion of Fat Albert Rotunda, the pianist would draw inspiration from his time with Miles Davis (whose classic Bitches Brew came out in 1970) as well as through the creative relationship he had formed with producer David Rubinson (known for his work with Moby Grape and Santana)."Ostinato (Suite for Angela)," dedicated to political activist Angela Davis, is an extended jam with stunning rhythmic complexity - enhanced by studio effects, such as Echoplex delay. On the ballad "You'll Know When You Get There," Hancock's tight arrangements are saturated in reverb, which gives an ever-shifting dimensionality. Side-long closer "Wandering Spirit Song," written by trombonist Julian Priester (aka Pepo Mtoto), goes even further out: alternating between dynamic soloing and group improvisation, the Sextet fully manifests the radical potential of their collective identity / energy.Mwandishi remains a bold and expansive statement, even after nearly 50 years.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Ostinato (suite For Angela) 02. Youll Know When You Get There 03. Wandering Spirit Song


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 05-04-2019
Item # : 525263     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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8 - HANCOCK, HERBIE - OUT OF THIS WORLD - (CD) 
WESTWIND





Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 19-03-2015
Item # : 472746     
Availability: IN STOCK
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