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Takin' Off

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Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
01-07-2022
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Barcode:
8436563184123
Packaging:
Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)
Catalog Number:
350244
350244
350244

Description

Herbie Hancock's classic 'Takin' Off' + 1 bonus track pressed on limited edition 180g red vinyl with its own unique sticker, includes specially prepared liner notes by the 'Penguin Guide to Jazz' writer, Brian Morton.

"As one musician of the time put it, once that record came out, you heard 'Watermelon Man' everywhere; kids were playing it on jukeboxes, it was on the radio, guys were trying to do it in the subway. You knew at once it was special." - Penguin Guiude To Jazz

"Very few jazzmen have had the chance to score such a tremendous hit with their first album as Herbie Hancock did with Takin' Off. It presented the bluesy hit 'Watermelon Man' to the world. The song would be covered by countless bands and performed in every imaginable style, subsequently becoming one of the most famous jazz standards. This is an album whose contrasts announce the exceptional diversity of an unparalleled career." - Jazz Magazine

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Watermelon Man
  3. Three Bags Full
  4. Empty Pockets
  5. Hush
  6. The Maze
  7. Driftin'
  8. Alone And I
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