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Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off CD (album) cover


Herbie Hancock


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.83 | 42 ratings

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3 stars Herbie Hancock appeared in Chicago in 1940. And, he is accomplishing competing with the symphony orchestra in Chicago at the age of 11. It was 20-year-old time that he debuted as Pianist of Jazz. However, it was music and electronic engineering that he majored in at the university. It might be clear will be deeply related to his music character of the element.

It is said that he influenced Pianist of Jazz from Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. In him, the music character influenced was converted into an original sense of it was by the back. He might already have had the mind of the code and the song with a melody and a transparent feeling with the detailed consideration. And, progress and Harmony by complex harmony might be one of the methods of his expression.

The fact to which trumpeter's Donald Byrd was going to notice the existence of Hancock and to expand the width of the place of his performance was exactly lucky. And, Blue Note was introduced to Hancock by Byrd. Hancock that the name was not so known to the world until that time after it debuts will exactly get on the wave of the day. And, this album that had been recorded at the age of 22 became the leader album of the commemoration of Hancock.

At that time, the counterplan is exactly an album that splendidly digests distinguished services and merits and demerits of JazzGiants by Hancock in the flow that changes from BOP into the mode and works.

"Watermelon Man" collected to this album became one of the tunes of his representative. The certain tune ..funky tune with deriving original element from the flow of Jazz till then.. has finished. However, the expression of a composition and a soft sound with a transparent feeling consistently has been splendidly achieved if it thinks about the composition of the entire tune. The flow in which that is elegant might be proof that follows the element of the musician from whom he was influenced. And, the history of his music starts indeed from this album and will leave a lot of masterpieces for the history of Blue Note.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |


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