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||Chameleon||Herbie Hancock||15:41||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Watermelon Man||Herbie Hancock||6:28||$2.19||View In iTunes|
||Sly||Herbie Hancock||10:15||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Vein Melter||Herbie Hancock||9:09||$2.19||View In iTunes|
Head Hunters was a pivotal point in Herbie Hancock's career, bringing him into the vanguard of jazz fusion. Hancock had pushed avant-garde boundaries on his own albums and with Miles Davis, but he had never devoted himself to the groove as he did on Head Hunters. Drawing heavily from Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield, and James Brown, Hancock developed deeply funky, even gritty, rhythms over which he soloed on electric synthesizers, bringing the instrument to the forefront in jazz. It had all of the sensibilities of jazz, particularly in the way it wound off into long improvisations, but its rhythms were firmly planted in funk, soul, and R&B, giving it a mass appeal that made it the biggest-selling jazz album of all time (a record which was later broken). Jazz purists, of course, decried the experiments at the time, but Head Hunters still sounds fresh and vital decades after its initial release, and its genre-bending proved vastly influential on not only jazz, but funk, soul, and hip-hop.
Great Funk and Jazz
Great Songs Chameleon is really funky
Reccemended by my bass teacher
Cool and funky, definitely some bass lines in there to learn as well.
Born: 12 April 1940 in Chicago, IL
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by Herbie Hancock
||Don't Give Up (feat. John Legend, P!nk)||The Imagine Project||7:28||$2.19||View In iTunes|
||Imagine (feat. P!nk, Seal, India.Arie, Jeff Beck, Oumou Sangare)||The Imagine Project||7:20||$2.19||View In iTunes|
||Rockit||Future Shock||5:28||$2.19||View In iTunes|
||Stitched Up (feat. John Mayer)||Possibilities||5:25||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Chameleon||The Best of Herbie Hancock||7:39||$2.19||View In iTunes|
||Manhattan (Island Of Lights And Love)||The New Standard||4:05||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||A Song for You (feat. Christina Aguilera)||Possibilities||7:04||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Watermelon Man||Head Hunters||6:28||$2.19||View In iTunes|
||Safiatou (feat. Santana & Angelique Kidjo)||Possibilities||5:22||$1.69||View In iTunes|
||Don't Explain (feat. Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan)||Possibilities||4:51||$1.69||View In iTunes|