At the forefront of that style was head hunters, herbie hancocks foray into the. Hancocks head hunters is the secondbestselling jazz album of all time. Its a virtuosic journey of mindblowing highs that had a huge and lasting impact on the worlds of jazz and jazz fusion. For this album herbie hancock only kept bennie maupin of his more experimental band sextant and formed a new band called the headhunters to be able to change his style of music to a. Head hunters herbie hancock 1973 full album youtube. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. Herbie hancock is one of the most prolific jazz pianists of the 20th century. This book will fascinate scholars and fans of jazz and popular music, as well as. The best way to learn the voicing is to memorise these scale degrees and then apply it to any minor key. This version is the pitman pressing variation and can be identified by the arrangement of and the. Herbie hancock, at 74, looks back at his rich life in jazz with his memoir, possibilities, cowritten with lisa dickey.
Herbie hancock head hunters lyrics and tracklist genius. Listen to your favorite songs from head hunters by herbie hancock now. Booking agent book herbie hancock for corporate events. Hancock rerecorded the tune for head hunters 1973, combining synthesizers with a sly stone and james brown funk influence, adding an eightbar section. Herbie and the management team are here to keep you up to date on everything important in the world of herbie hancock. Headhunters represents a shift in direction for hancock, his first serious foray into funk. After my first read i was able to see him and wayne shorter in concert, so it brought me right back to the text.
Maiden voyage is the fifth album led by jazz musician herbie hancock, and was recorded by rudy van gelder on march 17, 1965 for blue note records. Buy herbie hancocks album titled sextant to enjoy in your home or car, or gift it to. As an improviser on his instrument, he is practically without peer, if not in a class by himself. Head hunters was a pivotal point in herbie hancocks career, bringing him into the vanguard of jazz fusion. With an illustrious career spanning five decades and 14 grammy awards, including album of the year for river. Herbie hancock wikimili, the best wikipedia reader. The staff of headline booking group will work with you to produce a memorable event. Born in chicago, he began classical piano study at age seven. A candid autobiography from herbie hancock, and a less forthcoming one by george benson.
Head hunters is the twelfth studio album by american jazz musician herbie hancock, released october, 1973, on columbia records in the united states. Herbie hancock has won fourteen grammy awards, as well as an academy award for the score of round midnight. Herbie hancock pulls back the curtain on his life in his new memoir possibilities and in a recent conversation in chicago. Herbie hancock and the mwandishi band and a forthcoming book about miles daviss lost quintet university of chicago press. Possibilities during more than a halfcentury in the public eye, herbie hancock has been acclaimed as a jazz pianist and composer and an explorer of new musical forms. World books jazz appreciation month jam continues with happy birthday wishes for jazz legend herbie hancock, who turns 77 years old today, april 12.
The joni letters, he continues to amaze audiences across the globe. Herbie hancock has had the kind of career thats unlikely to ever be duplicated. In 2003, the album was ranked number 498 in the book version of rolling stone magazines list of the 500 greatest. In 2008 a video, called watermelon man, was released in germany of a concert recorded in tokyo on august 2005 under the name herbie hancocks headhunters featuring hancock, wah wah watson with marcus miller on electric bass guitar, terri lyne carrington on drums, lionel loueke on electric guitar and vocals, munyungo jackson on percussion and. Appearing on landmark recordings with miles davis as well as his own band in. I dont exactly know what it was that compelled me to get this book, but im glad that i did. In 2011 he was named as a unesco goodwill ambassador, in 20 he was a recipient of the kennedy center honors, and in 2014 he was the first jazz musician to deliver the. Head hunters, an album by herbie hancock on spotify. The record features the two performing on acoustic pianos at three different venues across california and one in michigan. Herbie hancock has had some amazing experiences and he shares a lot of wisdom that he has acquired throughout his life.
The herbie hancock voicing is a richsounding, twohanded minor 11th chord. Herbie hancock and the headhunters any short list of ideas from the 70s worth reviving should include a reunion of the headhunters, herbie hancocks groundbreaking yet. Roger brown is a corporate headhunter, and hes a master of his prof. Herbie hancock 1 pianist, composer drawn to jazz improvisation 2 played with 3miles davis 4 quintet expanded musical interests 5 dance music and film scores 6 hosted instructional series 7 selected discography 8 sources 9 virtuoso pianist herbie hancock 10. He has had some of the bestselling albums in jazz history, and his music has earned him 14 grammy awards. Views dates here watch herbies austin city limits performance herbies brandnew memoir. Before reading this i had very little prior knowledge about herbie hancock or even jazz for that matter. Drawing heavily from sly stone, curtis mayfield, and james brown, hancock developed deeply funky, even. Herbie hancock fender rhodes electric piano, hohner d6 clavinet, arp odyssey, arp soloist, arp 2600, arp string ensemble bennie maupin soprano and tenor saxophone, saxello, bass clarinet. Herbie hancock albumbyalbum thread steve hoffman music. People will say that kind of blue is jazzs finest moment, but headhunters by herbie hancock gives miles davis a run for his money.
Herbie hancocks head hunter is simply one of the most seminal and influential jazz fusion albums ever released. Herbie hancocks memoir recalls a creative life and all. The making of jazzs first platinum album jazz perspectives steven f. A child prodigy, he played with the greats such as donald byrd and miles davis. Herbie hancock and the mwandishi band and a forthcoming book. Herbie hancocks head hunters charted a new course for a musician who had. From miles davis to curtis mayfield, we continue the series with herbie hancock and the ten records essential to understanding where head. Hancock is an influential and versatile musician, bandleader, and composer. Before diving into the commercial waters that would become headhunters in 1973, hancock and his tough group including billy hart, julian priester, dr. Head hunters by herbie hancock on amazon music unlimited. Channelling the wisdom of the oldschool record shop refrain. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. Herbie hancocks head hunters charted a new course for a musician who had come to see. Herbie hancocks new book, possibilities, elevates, transforms, and illumines.
Herbie hancock offers revelations in memoir and conversation. Head hunters is the twelfth studio album by the american pianist and composer herbie hancock, released october 26. Explore books by herbie hancock with our selection at. Hancock had pushed avantgarde boundaries on his own albums and with miles davis, but he had never devoted himself to the groove as he did on head hunters. Herbie hancock has had the kind of career thats unlikely. Herbie hancock is one of the most rounded and eclectic musicians in the history of jazz. Herbie hancock, musician and author of possibilities in a candid interview, the everinnovative pianist traces the lines between buddhist chants, sly stone and miles davis, while. Herbie hancock and the headhunters take to the road in the live double album flood, recorded and released only in japan. New books by herbie hancock and george benson the new.414 830 1196 722 1330 1553 84 1535 829 723 446 1253 897 618 161 951 256 1109 1187 620 491 1438 671 795 1548 427 1222 1075 414 1036 571 195 38 215 1201 38 502 712 454 1247 942 875 673 1379 351 1109 599 1378 184 545