Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters

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Don’t be afraid of Head Hunters, even if this record will not offer you a job, but if it actually does, tell us please

A fusion release, if you don’t know Head hunters, and if you like funk, here is your door to a special universe. After Sextant, Herbie Hancock changed his way and took the most accessible elements of the Sextet period to make more effective use of synthesizers. Chameleon, brilliant and huge hit, will blow your mind with the blow thing.

Critics were not so great when it came out in 1973 but, time after time, this album is still sampled & played by funk & jazz bands, hip hop and house DJs…Influenced by Sly Stone ? In the 70s Herbie Hancock did great things, personally I also love Mwandishi in 1971 & Thrust in 1974, only got them on CDs for now, but even if we love vinyls, CD’s are quite cool !

Label : Columbia Records / Released : 1973

Credits :

Herbie Hancock : Arp Odyssey Synthesizer – Arp Soloist Synthesizer – Fender Rhodes Electric -Hohner D 6 Clavinet – Piano – Pipes

Bennie Maupin : Alto Flute – Bass Clarinet – Saxello – Soprano Saxophone – Tenor Saxophone

Bill Summers : Agogo – Balafon – Beer Bottle – Cabasa – Congas – Gankoqui – Hindewho – Log Drum – Shekere – Surdo

Paul Jackson : Electric Bass – Marimbula.

Harvey Mason : Yamaha Drums.

Produced by David Rubinson and Herbie Hancock for David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.Recorded at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco.

Tracklisting:

Side A
1 Chameleon
2 Watermelon Man

Side B
1 Sly
2 Vein Melter

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