Monday, March 13, 2017

Herbie Hancock

Artist:  Herbie Hancock
Birth Name:  Herbert Jeffrey Hancock
Born:  April 2, 1940.  Chicago, Illinois, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Bebop, Post-Bop, Jazz Fusion, Jazz Funk, Hard Bop, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Electro, Classical
Occupation:  Musician, Composer, Producer
Instruments:  Piano, Electric Piano, Keyboard, Synthesizers, Organ, Clavinet, Keytar

Herbie Hancock is an American Pianist, Keyboardist and Composer.  He started his career with Donald Byrd, shortly joined the Miles Rhythm Quintet.  He was one of the first Jazz Musicians to embrace Synthesizers and Funk Music.  His music embraces elements from Jazz, , Blues, Modern Classical Music, Funk and Soul.  His best-known Solo works include "Cantaloupe Island", "Watermelon Man" (later performed by dozens of musicians including Mongo Santamaria), "Maiden Voyage", "I Thought It Was You".  In 2008, he won Grammy Award for Album Of The Year from Tribute album River:  The Joni Letters.

Title:  The Prisoner  (2016)
Genre:  Jazz, Bebop, Post-Bop, Jazz Fusion, Jazz Funk, Hard Bop, Piano Jazz, Jazz Instrument
Label:  Blue Note Records
Rating:   *****


 1.  I Have A Dream  (10:58)
 2.  The Prisoner  (7:57)
 3.  Firewater  (7:33)
 4.  He Who Lives In Fear  (6:51)
 5.  Promise Of The Sun  (7:52)


Herbie Hancock:  Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano
Johnny Coles:  Flugelhorn
Garnett Brown:  Trombone
Joe Henderson:  Tenor Saxophone, Alto Flute
Buster Williams:  Bass
Tootie Heath:  Drums
Tony Studd:  Bass Trombone on Tracks:  1, 2, 4
Jack Jeffers:  Bass Trombone on Tracks:  3, 5
Hubert Laws:  Flute on Tracks:  1, 2, 4
Jerome Richardson:  Bass Clarinet on Tracks:  1, 2, 4, Flute on Tracks:  3, 5
Romeo Penque:  Bass Clarinet on Tracks:  3, 5

The Prisoner is the seventh album by Herbie Hancock, originally in 1969 by Blue Note Records, remastered and reissued in 2016 by Blue Note Records, featuring Johnny Coles, Garnett Brown, Joe Henderson, Buster Williams, Tootie Heath, Tony Studd, Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson and Romeo Penque.

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