5 Songs, 39 Minutes

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Mastered for iTunes

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Mastered for iTunes
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4.2 out of 5

22 Ratings

22 Ratings

herbie sings

GaoJie

Funky and melodic and harmonically beautiful, his specialty. Even though Mr. Hancock admitted himself (with regard to the Grammy winning River project) that lyrics aren't his thing, on this album he created a unique sounding voice through his trusty vocoder and delivered a great vocal part, lyrics and all. Even after getting into his later, more complex and intellectual (or so I think) music, going back to the 70s and listening to this is still fun.
'Come running to me.' gets me every time.

(And thanks Apple for putting this up...I know I requested it at some time or another.)

incredible songs and sound

Pascal CLAPS

AMAZING ALBUM, A CLASSIC

Classic

CaliPhresh

He was one of the very first to use the vocoder and did a nice job. Other musicians try to take credit for it, but he was a pioneer. Nice album to relax to.

About Herbie Hancock

If Herbie Hancock had faded from view after his momentous mid-’60s stint with the Miles Davis Quintet and his pioneering Blue Note releases in the same period, his reputation as one of the most consequential pianists in jazz history would still have been assured. But Hancock repeatedly changed course, from the abstract electric jazz of his Mwandishi sextet to the tightly coiled jazz-funk fusion of Head Hunters to his prescient electronic experimentation with producer Bill Laswell in the ’80s. The Chicago-born Hancock achieved commercial success on his own terms, following a genuine creative path while ignoring barriers between jazz and pop (the title shared by his 2005 album and his 2014 memoir, Possibilities, said much about his worldview). He remains a “Chameleon,” true to his signature track from 1973, covering songs by his friend and collaborator Joni Mitchell and working alongside Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat, and Flying Lotus in the studio.

HOMETOWN
Chicago, IL
GENRE
Jazz
BORN
April 12, 1940

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