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Herbie Hancock

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1986

Songs / Tracks Listing


Disc One

1. Watermelon Man
2. 'Round Midnight
3. Cantaloupe Island
4. Maiden Voyage
5. Circle
6. The Sorcerer
7. Tell Me a Bedtime Story
8. Hidden Shadows
9. Chameleon
10. Joanna's Theme


Disc Two

1. Butterfly
2. People Music
3. Milestones
4. 4 AM
5. Come Running To Me
6. Finger Painting
7. Stars In Your Eyes
8. Rockit
9. St. Louis Blues
10. Manhattan (Island of Lights and Love)

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Line-up / Musicians


Alex Al Bass
Michael Beinhorn Electronic Drums, Dmx, Mini Moog
Garnett Brown Trombone
Terri Lyne Carrington Drums
Ron Carter Bass
Mike Clarke Drums
George Coleman Sax (Tenor)
Johnny Coles Flugelhorn
Miles Davis Trumpet
Jerry Dodgion Flute (Alto)
Sheila Escovedo Percussion
Patrick Gleeson Resonator
Dexter Gordon Sax (Tenor)
Grandmixer D.ST Turntables
Herbie Hancock Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Organ (Hammond), Piano (Electric), Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Arp Echoplex, Handclapping, Fender Rhodes, Oberheim, Mini Moog, Arp Pro Soloist, Arp 2600, Arp Odyssey, Arp Strings, Fairlight CMI, Micro Moog, Rhythm Sequencing, Clavitar
Billy Hart Percussion, Drums
Albert "Tootie" Heath Drums
Eddie Henderson Trumpet
Joe Henderson Flute, Sax (Tenor)
Billy Higgins Drums
Freddie Hubbard Trumpet, Cornet
Paul Jackson Bass (Electric)
Thad Jones Flugelhorn
Bill Laswell Bass (Electric)
James Levi Drums
Harvey Mason, Sr. Drums
Bennie Maupin Clarinet (Bass), Flute (Alto), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Roy McCurdy Drums
Alphonse Mouzon Drums, Keyboards
Baba Duru Oshun Tabla
Jaco Pastorius Bass (Electric)
Peter Phillips Trombone (Bass)
Daniel Ponce Bata
Julian Priester Trombone (Alto)
Raul Rekow Conga
Mickey Roker Drums
Sonny Rollins Sax (Tenor)
Wayne Shorter Sax (Tenor)
Bill Summers Percussion
Greg Walker Vocals
Butch Warren Bass
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington Bass (Electric)
Wah Wah Watson Guitar
Buster Williams Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
Tony Ruption Williams Drums
Stevie Wonder Harmonica, Vocals

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2-CD Columbia Records 2006
Originally released in 1986, Columbia/Legacy

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4 stars I have long had an intention to listen to Herbie Hancock's most progressive fusion albums from the 70's. Also in general I haven't yet formed a closer picture of the large discography of the legandary American jazz keyboardist, but this 2-CD compilation served as a good basic introduction a couple of years ago. It covers the years from 1962 to 1996 (the CD was released in 2006). I had made myself a "best of the best" single disc of it, and after listening to it this morning with great pleasure I thought to write the first review here.

I'm fond of jazz (favouring more recent stuff, vocal jazz and fusion included) but I'm not an expert in the genre's historical phases. When I listen to a canonised classic jazz musician it's not so important for me to fully ackowledge the musician's place in the genre development. One of Hancock's achievements is the vast diversity, including the aforementioned progressive fusion, hip hop and other danceable styles. Some of his music perhaps goes too much into territories not very pleasant to us prog listeners.

The opening tracks 'Watermelon Man' and 'Round Midnight' (the latter being an overplayed jazz standard, not written by Hancock or even associated to him especially) didn't make it to my own CD, but starting from 'Cantaloupe Island' from his perhaps first masterpiece album Maiden Voyage (1965) the music feels timeless, not worn-out in the least bit. The title track of that album is wonderful, nearly 8-minute composition with plenty of progressivity. The music has intelligence and passion in perfect balance, as well as groove and melody. Side by side with Hancock's piano the leading role is given to e.g. reed instruments, such as Freddie Hubbard's cornet/trumpet.

The late 60's collaborations with MILES DAVIS are also represented, but not the electric fusion side of it. Finishing the first disc, 'Joanna's Theme' is taken from the Death Wish soundtrack (1974). It's really good to have the music in chronological order, so the compilation gives an overall picture of Hancock's different phases. Disc Two wanders from acoustic piano trio stuff to fusion and to the futuristic electricity of 'Rockit'. The New Standard (1996) was an album that covered e.g. Peter Gabriel ('Mercy Street'), Simon & Garfunkel, Prince and Sade. Here it's represented by HH's own tune 'Manhattan'.

There's no doubt that connoisseurs would have much to argue about what's included and what's not, not to speak about the inability to pack the whole respectable career in just two discs, but even with an emphasis on well known tracks this is more than a decent compilation, and a very functionable introduction.

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