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    Posted: May 21 2010 at 09:46
Why compare these two? They both played worlds a part, genre-wise. Each is special though in his own right.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2010 at 22:00
Confused   Herbie!  And I have only seen a few live performances on youtube, been meaning to check out his albums properly but never got around to it.  Don't need to know more though to know who's the better keyboardist.  Emerson was influential for prog keyboard but somewhat overrated.   

This is a great live performance of Herbie by the way:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrgP1u5YWEg


What next...Greg Lake (as bassist)  v/s Percy Jones, may I suggest?  LOL  Stolt v/s Metheny?




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2010 at 13:57
Here's one for the Emerson fans:





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2010 at 13:42

KEITH!!!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2010 at 12:23
Originally posted by harmonium.ro

Considering we're on a Prog forum the results are interesting. I would have expected Emerson crushing Herbie.


I would expect many not to vote who like Emerson, though, because they're not really familiar with Hancock.  I know I wouldn't vote in such a poll unless I felt that I was sufficiently familiar with both to make a choice.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2010 at 05:03
Considering we're on a Prog forum the results are interesting. I would have expected Emerson crushing Herbie.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2010 at 02:17
Emerson ofcourse Thumbs Up

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2010 at 22:08
I can't vote.  We're here on PA; the automatic vote would be for Emerson.  But Herbie has his own magic, which I've  been fortunate enough to witness live from literally his feet.  In the end, the two are both too skilled in their own way to compare, or especially to judge against the other.  Sextant?  Tarkus?  I don't really want to choose one over the other. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2010 at 18:05
Herbie Hancock cuz I'm familiar with both.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2010 at 16:22
Emerson cuz I'm not real familiar with Herbie Hancock
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2010 at 12:19
Originally posted by RoyFairbank

I DL'd Crossings, one of his few, few albums with even a few tracks not locked on Napster, others were parts of Monster and Perfect Machine. Crossings is pretty good but I've only given it one "spin." Thumbs Up Didn't hear any Emerson like theatrics though.

One prob I have with Emerson is all his stuff sounds the same in a way.... like he's hitting all the keys at once or something... he stands out, but not in the same amazing way as say, Moon or Entwistle or Gilmour or Hendrix with their respective instruments.

Wakeman sounds just silly all the time.... bottle-blowing noises and what not....

I'd go for Tony Banks as the definite best to me... methinks


Emerson and Hancock's styles are very different of course.

Good, and you can check out Sextant on youtube.  I love his earlier albums too, and a couple of later ones. I'm not so keen on his Head Hunters album, though that was a much talked about one when his admission to PA was suggested.

Since you've heard Crossings, it's neat to compare the Maupin-penned versions of "Quasar" and "Water Torture" off Crossings and Maupin's later (1977) Slow Traffic to the Right (I love those too -- such good funk, and more accessible):





Interestingly, I had written this as a Hancock versus Banks poll, but changed it just before posting.

If you like Crossings (and Sextant when you hear it -- see youtube), there are many excellent related albums by performers on it (the Mwandishi Players) -- my particular faves being Julain Priester's Love, Love aand Eddie Henderson's Realization.

Excuse me if I -re-post something I wrote in my Henderson - Realization review:

"[Realization] is an absolutely essential album for those who like Herbie Hancock and friends Mwandishi trilogy. Aside from "Crossings", "Sextant", and "Mwandishi", albums with a musical relation to "Realization" worth getting include: Eddie Henderson's "Inside Out" (if you don't have Anthology, Vol. II) and "Sunburst"; Julian Priester's fantastic "Love, Love" and his "Polarization"; Bennie Maupin's "The Jewel in the Lotus" and "Slow Traffic to the Right";  Buster Williams Pinnacle; and Norman Connors - "Dance of Magic" and "Dark of Light".

Lenny White, who performed on Realization, released to my mind one of the most stunning Fusion tracks with "Venusian Summer"... Billy Hart's "Enchance is good", and, though different, Pat Gleeson's electronic explorations in "Beyond the Sun" are very good."


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2010 at 23:15
I DL'd Crossings, one of his few, few albums with even a few tracks not locked on Napster, others were parts of Monster and Perfect Machine. Crossings is pretty good but I've only given it one "spin." Thumbs Up Didn't hear any Emerson like theatrics though.

One prob I have with Emerson is all his stuff sounds the same in a way.... like he's hitting all the keys at once or something... he stands out, but not in the same amazing way as say, Moon or Entwistle or Gilmour or Hendrix with their respective instruments.

Wakeman sounds just silly all the time.... bottle-blowing noises and what not....

I'd go for Tony Banks as the definite best to me... methinks
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2010 at 21:03
I like both.  I think that Emeson is more talented, but Hancock's style and jazz sensibilities are better so he gets my vote.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2010 at 20:41
Herbie,  not a hard choice for me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2010 at 20:34
Originally posted by thellama73

I wasn't going to vote in this, but given that Herbie is getting creamed, I will step up to help. Emerson is a hack. A talented hack, but a hack no less.

You might want to be careful because he could throw knives at you.  I don't know if Hancock has been into throwing knives.  Of course with Hancock you should watch out for your head. Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2010 at 19:39
I wasn't going to vote in this, but given that Herbie is getting creamed, I will step up to help. Emerson is a hack. A talented hack, but a hack no less.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2010 at 19:28
Wow.  I know this is a prog site, but I'm still surprised Emerson has such a commanding lead.

I voted Herbie.  Which reminds me that I haven't  listen to Crossings lately. LOL


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2010 at 15:50
Two great players seen them both but in the end i relate more to Keith's music than Herbie's.  


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2010 at 15:40
interesting... more comments suporrting Herbie but more votes to Emerson.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2010 at 12:42
Herbie of course.
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