Herbie Hancock

Takin' Off (2CD) Mono + Stereo

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2CD version of Herbie Hancock's Takin' Off, one in mono, one in stereo.

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Chicago-born pianist/composer Herbie Hancock had already made his mark when, in 1962, he recorded ‘Takin’ Off’ for the Blue Note label; it was his first under his own name. Hancock had emerged as a child prodigy, studied at the liberal arts college Grinnell and eventually got a job offer from trumpeter Donald Byrd. All the material on ‘Takin’ Off’ came from the pianist’s own hand but it was one track in particular that really took off. The Latin-based ‘Watermelon Man’ , as one writer remarked, ‘’Watermelon Man’ alone must have earned Hancock more in BMI copyright returns than most jazz composers see in a whole career.’

Tracklist

CD1 MONO

1. Watermelon Man
2. Three Bags Full
3. Empty Pockets
4. The Maze
5. Driftin’
6. Alone And I

CD2 STEREO

1. Watermelon Man
2. Three Bags Full
3. Empty Pockets
4. The Maze
5. Driftin’
6. Alone And I