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Herbie Hancock

Speakers Corner Records / CBS/Sony

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“In the summer of 1975, the Herbie Hancock Sextet made a hugely successful tour of Japan, which made people aware of a 'new' Hancock. The last LP that the keyboard virtuoso had recorded, "Thrust", was already one year old, and the film music for the Charles Bronson classic "Death Wish" was received negatively by his fans. At his concerts in Tokyo, Herbie Hancock reached back to his hits: "Maiden Voyage", "Chameleon", and the famous, soulful "Watermelon Man" made the fans at his concert hall and open-air appearances go wild with enthusiasm. Forty years later I have the courage to confess that I couldn’t have cared less about this music at the time; in Europe there was enough that was new and exciting to see and listen to. However, this re-release in its original format has given me the opportunity to check out whether this music has withstood the test of time. And I must say: it has passed the test! Just listen to Herbie at his best! - Dr. Michael Frohne” – Speakers Corner Records

“Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters take to the road in the live double album Flood, recorded and released only in Japan. Contrary to the impression left by his American releases at this time, Hancock was still very much attached to the acoustic piano, as his erudite opening workout on "Maiden Voyage/Actual Proof" with his funk rhythm section makes clear. The electric keyboards, mostly Rhodes piano and clavinet, make their first appearances on side two, where Hancock now becomes more of a funky adjunct to the rhythm section, bumping along with a superb feeling for the groove while Bennie Maupin takes the high road above on a panoply of winds.” – AllMusic

June and July 1975 at Shibuja Kohkaido and Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, by Tomoo Suzuki


  • Herbie Hancock - keyboards
  • Bennie Maupin - saxophones, clarinet, flute, percussion
  • Dewayne "Blackbird" McKnight - guitar
  • Paul Jackson - bass
  • Mike Clark - drums
  • Bill Summers - percussion, congas

Item description:


Herbie Hancock




Speakers Corner Records / CBS/Sony


2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold 180g



Release Date:

This reissue: 2015 | Original – 1975




Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Live

Catalog No:

SOPZ 98/99