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Speakers Corner Records / Columbia

Herbie Hancock ‎– Man-Child

$55.00

Speakers Corner Records / Columbia

Herbie Hancock ‎– Man-Child

$55.00

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“After his early avant-garde years with Blue Note Records, Herbie Hancock achieved much success with pop music fans by gradually turning towards a mixture of Afro-American styles in which he combined soul, jazz and funk. Having composed the soundtrack to Bill Cosby’s animated children’s show "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and released a popular family-orientated album entitled "Fat Albert Rotunda", Hancock stated that instead of looking for jazz musicians who could play funky music, he had searched for funk musicians with a feeling for jazz.

That this concept functions only too well is demonstrated in the funky album "Man-Child", which features such brilliant jazz musicians as Wayne Shorter, Bennie Maupin and Ernie Watts. But wait! There’s no narcissistic showing off here as in a jam session. The whole band performs as one, playing concentrated grooves around Hancock’s carefully intertwined electronic sounds. The result is a fast-paced funky style, due to the collective efforts of the band, although each member is given ample opportunity to show off his prowess in short solo interludes and thus delight the listener with his unique style.” – Speakers Corner Records

“Perhaps the funkiest album of Herbie Hancock's early- to mid-'70s jazz/funk/fusion era, Man-Child starts off with the unforgettable "Hang Up Your Hang Ups," and the beat just keeps coming until the album's end. "Sun Touch" and "Bubbles" are slower, but funky nonetheless. Hancock is the star on his arsenal of keyboards, but guitarist Wah Wah Watson's presence is what puts a new sheen on this recording, distinguishing it from its predecessors, Head Hunters and Thrust. Others among the all-star cast of soloists and accompanists include Wayne Shorter on soprano sax, Stevie Wonder on chromatic harmonica, and longtime Hancock cohort Bennie Maupin on an arsenal of woodwinds.” – AllMusic

Musicians:

  • Herbie Hancock - keyboards
  • Wayne Shorter - soprano saxophone
  • Bud Brisbois - trumpet
  • Garnett Brown - trombone
  • Dick Hyde - tuba, bass trombone
  • Bennie Maupin - soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, saxello, bass clarinet, flute
  • Jim Horn - saxophones, flute
  • Stevie Wonder - harmonica
  • David T. Walker - guitar
  • Wah Wah Watson - guitar, voice bag, synthesizer
  • Henry Davis - electric bass
  • James Gadson - drums
  • Bill Summers - percussion

Item description:

Artist:

Herbie Hancock

Title:

Man-Child

Label:

Speakers Corner Records / Columbia

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Remastered, 180 Gram

Pressing:

Germany

Release Date:

This reissue: 2013 | Original – 1975

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Catalog No:

PC 33812

Condition:

New