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Herbie Hancock Head Hunters Hybrid Multi-Channel & Stereo SACD

Herbie Hancock

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SKU:
APSAM084
UPC:
753088008467
Hybrid Multi-Channel & Stereo SACD Mastered at Sterling Sound by Ryan Smith!

There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock.

In 1963, Miles Davis invited Hancock to join the Miles Davis Quintet. During his five years with Davis, Herbie recorded many classics with the jazz legend including ESP, Nefertiti and Sorcerer, and later on he made appearances on Davis' groundbreaking In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew.

Hancock's own solo career blossomed on Blue Note, with classic albums including Maiden Voyage, Empyrean Isles, and Speak Like a Child. After leaving Davis' fold, Herbie put together a new band called The Headhunters and, in 1973, recorded Head Hunters. Head Hunters was a pivotal point in Hancock's career, bringing him into the vanguard of jazz fusion. Hancock had pushed avant-garde boundaries on his own albums and with Miles Davis, but he had never devoted himself to the groove as he did on Head Hunters. Drawing heavily from Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield and James Brown, Hancock developed deeply funky, even gritty, rhythms over which he soloed on electric synthesizers, bringing the instrument to the forefront in jazz. It had all of the sensibilities of jazz, particularly in the way it wound off into long improvisations, but its rhythms were firmly planted in funk, soul and R&B, giving it a mass appeal that made it the biggest-selling jazz album of all time (a record which was later broken).

Jazz purists, of course, decried the experiments at the time, but Head Hunters still sounds fresh and vital four decades after its initial release, and its genre-bending proved vastly influential on not only jazz, but funk, soul and hip-hop.

Features:
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered at Sterling Sound by Ryan Smith

Musicians:
Herbie Hancock, electric piano, clavinet, synthesizer
Bennie Maupin, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, saxello, bass clarinet, alto flute
Paul Jackson, electric bass, marimbula
Bill Summers, congas, shekere, balafon, agogo, cabasa, hindewhu, tambourine, log drum, surdo, gankogui
Harvey Mason, drums

Selections:
1. Chameleon
2. Watermelon Man
3. Sly
4. Vein Melter
Description
Hybrid Multi-Channel & Stereo SACD Mastered at Sterling Sound by Ryan Smith!

There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock.

In 1963, Miles Davis invited Hancock to join the Miles Davis Quintet. During his five years with Davis, Herbie recorded many classics with the jazz legend including ESP, Nefertiti and Sorcerer, and later on he made appearances on Davis' groundbreaking In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew.

Hancock's own solo career blossomed on Blue Note, with classic albums including Maiden Voyage, Empyrean Isles, and Speak Like a Child. After leaving Davis' fold, Herbie put together a new band called The Headhunters and, in 1973, recorded Head Hunters. Head Hunters was a pivotal point in Hancock's career, bringing him into the vanguard of jazz fusion. Hancock had pushed avant-garde boundaries on his own albums and with Miles Davis, but he had never devoted himself to the groove as he did on Head Hunters. Drawing heavily from Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield and James Brown, Hancock developed deeply funky, even gritty, rhythms over which he soloed on electric synthesizers, bringing the instrument to the forefront in jazz. It had all of the sensibilities of jazz, particularly in the way it wound off into long improvisations, but its rhythms were firmly planted in funk, soul and R&B, giving it a mass appeal that made it the biggest-selling jazz album of all time (a record which was later broken).

Jazz purists, of course, decried the experiments at the time, but Head Hunters still sounds fresh and vital four decades after its initial release, and its genre-bending proved vastly influential on not only jazz, but funk, soul and hip-hop.

Features:
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered at Sterling Sound by Ryan Smith

Musicians:
Herbie Hancock, electric piano, clavinet, synthesizer
Bennie Maupin, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, saxello, bass clarinet, alto flute
Paul Jackson, electric bass, marimbula
Bill Summers, congas, shekere, balafon, agogo, cabasa, hindewhu, tambourine, log drum, surdo, gankogui
Harvey Mason, drums

Selections:
1. Chameleon
2. Watermelon Man
3. Sly
4. Vein Melter
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Herbie Hancock
Title
Head Hunters
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
Record Speed Record Size
Multi Channel
1
Stereo
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
08-07-2015
Release Date
04-28-2016
Availability
Discontinued
Format
SACD
ISBN
ASSOC
S
Scratch & Dent
0
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