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Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off


Label:

Blue Note

Genre:

Jazz

Product No.:
XUNI21587F192
Availability:
noshow
Category:

FLAC 192kHz/24bit Download



FLAC 192kHz/24bit Download

Only Available in the
USA
and
Canada

Also available on:
XRCD24 CD
180 Gram Vinyl Record



Total download size: 1.50GB Total play length: 39:04

Cover art included, liner notes not included

Masterd by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. 

At 21, Herbie Hancock was already a mature and well-traveled musician. He played Mozart with the Chicago Symphony at age 11, studied at Grinnell College and by age 20 played with Donald Byrd. Takin' Off, his Blue Note debut, is a sophisticated showcase for Hancock's ability as a group leader. Not as intellectually challenging or technically complex as his later recordings, the pianist nevertheless displays a restless imagination and technical verve. When he's not striking off on funky, swinging solos, the backing chords are restrained an unassuming. He's controlling the session and confident enough to let his soloists (Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Dexter Gordon on tenor sax – both in fine, relaxed form) take the spotlight. From the now-legendary hit "Watermelon Man" to the reflective, noir-ish "Alone and I," this is a great first album that foreshadows the greatness that would follow on his Blue Note masterworks, Empyrean Isles and Maiden Voyage.



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