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Herbie Hancock


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.70 | 42 ratings

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4 stars First after-Miles Herbie Hancock solo album. Hancock turned jazz-funk for a first time and released perfect album. Musicians team is almost all-stars ( still jazz-stars), Hancock is playing vintage 60-s funk jazz with Fender piano rich inclusions. All musicians are high level professionals, and you can hear it! Originally the album is based on soundtrack for the Bill Cosby TV show Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. Still not his heavy, complex and in moments monotonous funk fusion of later works, there is melodic, light and groovy mix of funk and brassy be-bop. Still as very early fusion example, it is perfect be-bop and fusion mix, demonstrating great Hancock musical abilities. And very pleasant listening as well.

snobb | 4/5 |


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