Track listing : . 1.Hang Up Your Hang Ups (Herbie Hancock, Melvin ‘Wah-Wah Watson’ Ragin, Paul Jackson) – 07:29 . 2.Sun Touch (Herbie Hancock) – 05:11 . 3.The Traitor (Herbie Hancock, Melvin ‘Wah-Wah Watson’ Ragin, Johnson, Shorter) – 09:38 . 4.Bubbles (Herbie Hancock, Melvin ‘Wah-Wah Watson’ Ragin) – 09:02 . 5.Steppin’ in It (Herbie Hancock) – 08:41 . 6.Heartbeat (Herbie Hancock, Melvin ‘Wah-Wah Watson’ Ragin, Paul Jackson) – 05:16 .
Musicians : Herbie Hancock – synthesizer, piano, electric piano, ARP Odyssey, ARP Pro Soloist, Oberheim, Fender Rhodes, Clavinet . Wayne Shorter – alto and soprano saxophone . Jay DaVersa– trumpet . Bud Brisbois – trumpet . Bennie Maupin – bass clarinet, alto flute, saxello, bass flute, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, percussion . Dick Slide Hyde – tuba and bass trombone . Garnett Brown – trombone . Ernie Watts – flute and saxophone . Jim Horn – flute and saxophone . Dewayne McKnight – electric guitar . David T. Walker – electric guitar . Wah Wah Watson – synthesizer, voice bag, electric guitar . Henry E. Davis – electric bass . Paul Jackson – electric bass . Louis Johnson – electric bass . Harvey Mason – drums . James Gadson – drums . Mike Clark – drums . Stevie Wonder – harmonica on(5) . Bill Summers – percussion .
Production Produced by David Rubinson, Herbie Hancock . Jack Leahy – engineer . David Rubinson – engineer . Fred Catero – engineer . Phill Brown Mastering . George Horn – mastering .
Packaging : Ren Deaton Productions – art direction . Dario Campanile – art direction .
Recorded 1974-75 at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, Village Recorders, Los Angeles, Funky Features, San Francisco, Crystal Studios, Los Angeles .
All About Jazz And Hancock gets in some memorable solos, as does Philadelphia saxman/clarinetist Bennie Maupin (who was one of the Headhunters’ strongest assets). Those who like their jazz with lots of funk shouldn’t miss this one. […]
Sputnikmusic.com There are no excruciating solos or dissonant chords, it’s just Hancock and the boys playing funk the way it should be. While many critics claim that albums such as Thrust and Headhunters are superior to Man-Child I disagree. […]
yerblues@RateYourMusic Man-Child is an overlooked Herbie Hancock album that features the last gasp of his Headhunters lineup. The opener, “Hang Up Your Hang Ups,” is a classic example of 1970s jazz-funkand one of the more fun high points of Hancock’s career. […]