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Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off


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Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off


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On his debut album Takin’ Off—recorded and released in 1962—jazz legend Herbie Hancock arrived fully formed at the helm of an impressive quintet with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon, bassist Butch Warren, and drummer Billy Higgins. Though rooted firmly in hard bop, the brilliant pianist and composer presented his own strikingly original voice on this 6-song album consisting entirely of his own compositions from the funky hit “Watermelon Man” to the timeless ballad “Alone and I.” This Blue Note 80 Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.



A1: Watermelon Man

A2: Three Bags Full

A3: Empty Pockets

B1: The Maze

B2: Driftin'

B3: Alone And I

Label: Blue Note ‎– 7742399, UMe ‎– 7742399, Blue Note ‎– 00602577423994, UMe ‎– 00602577423994, Blue Note ‎– BST 84109, Blue Note ‎– ST-84109, Blue Note ‎– 84109

Series: Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series –

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180g

Country: USA & Europe

Released: 10 May 2019

Genre: Jazz

Style: Bop