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Customer Reviews

herbie sings

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.)


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.

incredible songs and sound



Born: April 12, 1940 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Herbie Hancock will always be one of the most revered and controversial figures in jazz -- just as his employer/mentor Miles Davis was when he was alive. Unlike Miles, who pressed ahead relentlessly and never looked back until near the very end, Hancock has cut a zigzagging forward path, shuttling between almost every development in electronic and acoustic jazz and R&B over the last third of the 20th century and into the 21st. Though grounded in Bill Evans and able to absorb blues, funk, gospel,...
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