Herbie Hancock records ‘Fat Albert Rotunda’ with Joe Henderson, Joe Farrell et al (1969)

Herbie Hancock‘s ‘Fat Albert Rotunda’ is his eighth album originally done for a TV special, recorded in May–June 1969 and released on December 8, 1969 by Warner Bros.

Track Listing : 1.Wiggle-Waggle (Herbie Hancock) – 05:51 . 2.Fat Mama (Herbie Hancock) – 03:49 . 3.Tell Me A Bedtime Story (Herbie Hancock) – 05:01 . 4.Oh! Oh! Here He Comes (Herbie Hancock) – 04:08 . 5.Jessica (Herbie Hancock) – 04:13 . 6.Fat Albert Rotunda (Herbie Hancock) – 06:29 . 7.Lil’ Brother (Herbie Hancock) – 04:26

Musicians : Herbie Hancock – Piano, Electric Piano . Joe Henderson – Tenor Sax, Alto Flute . Joe Farrell – Tenor Sax . Garnett Brown – Trombone . Johnny Coles – Trumpet, Flugelhorn . Joe Newman – Trumpet . Buster Williams – Electric & Acoustic Bass . Albert Tootie Heath – Drums . Bernard Purdie – Drums . Eric Gale – Guitar

Production : Produced By Herbie Hancock . Herbie Hancock . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Arrangements : Herbie Hancock

Package : Ed Thrasher – Art Direction

Recorded In May–June 1969 At Van Gelder Recording Studios In Englewood Cliffs, Nj.

Released On December 8, 1969 By Warner Bros.

(Source Herbie Hancock‘s ‘Fat Albert Rotunda’ | The Official Site)

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A mighty euphoric, Fat Albert Rotunda turns like a potent chemical key, spinning at 33 1/3 rpm to unlock endorphins deep inside the brain. “I’ve played with some fantastic soloists,†he told Blumenthal, […]

After many listens, however, I’m more inclined to think that The Fat Albert Rotunda is in many ways a natural progression from his last two Blue Noters Speak Like A Child and The Prisoner, which found Hancock experimenting with a sextet (3 horn) configuration for the first time. […]

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Hancock leaves most of the soloing to others, anchoring most of the pieces with electric piano grooves. ….Mostly a sextet featuring Joe Henderson on sax and Buster Williams on bass, although two of the funk tracks have Eric Gale on lead guitar and a bunch of other people. […]


Herbie Hancock‘s ‘Fat Albert Rotunda’


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