Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off


Label:

Blue Note (Blue Note 80)

Genre:

Jazz

Product No.:
ABLU 7742399
UPC: 602577423994
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180 Gram Vinyl Record


New Arrival

180 Gram LP



From the Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series

Curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman

Mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes

180-gram LP pressed at Optimal in Germany

Former Miles Davis' sideman Herbie Hancock launched his long and illustrious solo career with Takin' Off, released by Blue Note in 1962. Featuring Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Dexter Gordon on tenor saxophone, Butch Warren on bass and Billy Higgins on drums, Takin' Off showcased Herbie's abilities as both a leading pianist and as a composer.

The standout track is undoubtedly "Watermelon Man," a hard bop workout that was to become something of a jazz standard, thanks in part to a cover version by Mongo Santamaria, with Herbie returning to the song in 1973 and caming up with a jazz funk version. As a whole, Takin' Off is an exceptional debut album, one that merely hints at the future creativity of one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time.

This Blue Note 80 vinyl edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal in Germany.



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

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