Herbie Hancock’s ‘Head Hunters’

Herbie Hancock’s ‘Head Hunters’ is his twelfth studio album co-produced with David Rubinson and released on October 13, 1973 by Columbia.

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Track Listing : 1.Chameleon (Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Bennie Maupin) – 15:41 . 2.Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock) – 06:29 . 3.Sly (Herbie Hancock) – 10:15 . 4.Vein Melter (Herbie Hancock) – 09:09

Musicians : Herbie Hancock – Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Hohner D6 Clavinet, Arp Odyssey Synthesizer, Arp Soloist Synthesizer . Bennie Maupin – Soprano And Tenor Saxophones, Saxello, Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute . Paul Jackson – Electric Bass, Marímbula . Bill Summers – Congas, Shekere, Balafon, Agogô, Cabasa, Hindewhu, Tambourine, Log Drum, Surdo, Gankogui, Beer Bottle . Harvey Mason – Drums

Production : Produced By Herbie Hancock, David Rubinson . Fred Catero – Engineer . Jeremy Aztkin – Engineer . Dane Butcher – Engineer . John Vieira – Engineer

Package : Victor Moscoso – Cover Design . Waldo Bascom – Photography

Recorded In September 1973 At Wally Heider Studios, Different Fur Trading Co. (San Francisco, California).

Released On October 13, 1973 By Columbia.

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Guardian
By comparison, Head Hunters sounds pretty simple: the tune in Chameleon, for example, is just a few two-note phrases over a bass riff. But the complexity is in the style, the purposeful invention across the beat. […]

All About Jazz
Moreover, it ultimately changed the way people heard music by opening the door to new musical soundscapes and possibilities. For that fact alone, Head Hunters remains as one of the most sought after, influential jazz recordings ever created. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
People will say that ‘Kind of Blue’ is jazz’s finest moment, but Headhunters by Herbie Hancock gives Miles Davis a run for his money. This is the album that busted it all wide open for an entire generation of jazzoids […]

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Herbie Hancock’s ‘Head Hunters’

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