Herbie Hancock Mr. Hands

Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands (1980/2008/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands (1980/2008/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:58 minutes | 887 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Mr. Hands was originally released in 1980 and is Herbie Hancock's thirtieth album. It was one of the last albums on which Hancock played more "straight" electric jazz before moving on to focus more on R&B influences. The track "4 A.M." features the late great bassist Jaco Pastorius.
Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands (1979) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands (1979) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3997
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Jazz Funk / Piano

Reissue. Comes with new liner notes. Herbie Hancock's lackluster string of electric albums around this period was enhanced by this one shining exception: an incorrigibly eclectic record that flits freely all over the spectrum. Using several different rhythm sections, Herbie Hancock is much more the imaginative hands-on player than at any time since the prime Headhunters period, overdubbing lots of parts from his ever-growing collection of keyboards. He has regained a good deal of his ability to ride in the groove.

Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands  Music

Posted by Hungry Mind at Nov. 18, 2006
Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands

Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands
Jazz | Mp3 - 320 Kbps | Label Columbia | 1992 year | 95 Mb

Anyone who has heard Headhunters, Thrust, Man-Child, and Secrets knows that Herbie Hancock is one of the most gifted and talented keyboardist that has ever lived. Then he goes further into his creativeness and adds vocoder stylings to his keyboard playing and gives us Sunlight. Here on Mr. Hands Herbie smooths out his funky playing on uptempo tracks like the Latin-Tinged Calypso, the Disco groove Just Around the Corner, the Jazz-Funk 4AM, and the Swing-Jazz Shiftless Shuffle. Then he shows us his softer side on Spiraling Prism and Textures. I'd just like to say that Textures is one of the most beautiful songs that Mr. Hancock has ever written. I'd put it on the same level as Vein Melter, Butterfly, Bubbles, Sun Touch, People Music, Come Running to Me, and No Means Yes. So having said that get Mr. Hands and you will not be disappointed!

Herbie Hancock - Mr. Funk: 1972-1988 The Columbia Years (1998)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Jan. 19, 2017
Herbie Hancock - Mr. Funk: 1972-1988 The Columbia Years (1998)

Herbie Hancock - Mr. Funk: 1972-1988 The Columbia Years (1998)
Jazz, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans-300dpi (JPEG) | 76:43 Min | 508,48 Mb
Label: Sony Music Entertainment (France) S.A. | Released: 1998-10-19

Opening with the Head Hunters version of "Watermelon Man" and closing with the electro-embracing crossover hit, "Rockit," Mr. Funk is a semi-random skip across Hancock's Columbia recordings, and it technically spans 1973-1983 (at least going by release dates), rather than the 1972-1988 range printed on its cover.
Herbie Hancock - Dedication (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Herbie Hancock - Dedication (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4049 | DSD Remaster
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Piano / Electric Keyboards

Reissue with latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. This is a unique experiment in the Hancock discography, recorded in Tokyo in just one day during a tour of Japan. The first side contains two introspective, complex solo acoustic piano tracks, "Maiden Voyage" and "Dolphin Dance," which are notable since they date from a period when Hancock was supposedly totally immersed in electronics. Side two has two even more unusual pieces – "Nobu," a one-man show recorded in real time with the sample-and-hold feature of an ARP 2600 synthesizer providing a rhythm section for Hancock's electric keyboards, followed by "Cantaloupe Island" with a pre-recorded synth bassline.
Denny Zeitlin - Zeitgeist (1967) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 81}

Denny Zeitlin - Zeitgeist (1967) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 81}
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© 1967, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 81
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest 2015 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Pianist Denny Zeitlin is sporting a beard on the cover of this fourth album for Columbia Records – and his music here definitely reflects a bit of a change from his earlier cleaner-cut image! Denny steps a bit outside at times – never to much so to make the album a session of avant jazz, but definitely showing the listener at the start that he's able to stretch out in the same way as some of the more adventurous pianists of his generation – yet really sound best as a master of lyrical understatement, as on his previous few records! Zeitlin's command of chords is wonderful – these blocks of color and subtle sound in his hands – inspired by Bill Evans, but taken in a whole new direction – and set up here in two different trios, with either Charlie Haden or Joe Halpin on bass, and Oliver Johnson or Jerry Granelli on drums. The real star of the show is always Denny.
The George Benson Quartet - The George Benson Cookbook (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 34}

The George Benson Quartet - The George Benson Cookbook (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 34} (ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith)
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© 1966, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 34
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Groove / Guitar / Organ Hammond B-3

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. While the phenomenal success of George Benson’s Breezin’ (1976) album may have fattened his wallet; it led the guitarist down a path that dismayed jazz critics worldwide. Indeed, the bulk of Benson’s albums over the past 20 years have featured considerably less jazz and, unfortunately, more pop. Not so with The George Benson Cookbook (1966). This sizzling CD features the then young, hotshot string-picker on 14 swingin’ bebop/soul-jazz tracks. Benson kicks things off in rapid fashion with the aptly titled, "The Cooker." Not only does this track feature blazing licks from Benson, but baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber and organist Lonnie Smith also weigh in with tasty solos.
George Benson - It's Uptown (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 33} (ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith)

George Benson - It's Uptown (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 33} (ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith)
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© 1966, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 33
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Pop / Soul Jazz / Guitar / Organ Hammond B-3

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. George Benson's first LP for Columbia – a hard, heavy, soul jazz slammer that bears no resemblance to his overproduced work of the 70s! The album's a real cooker – recorded hot on the heels of Benson's classic work on Prestige with the Jack McDuff group, and sounding a lot like McDuff's hard wailing organ jazz of the same time. George is working with a group that features a young Lonnie Smith on organ, plus Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Ronnie Cuber on sax, and Charlie Persip on drums – all tightly coming together, and jamming hard on the album's short cooking tracks. Tracks include "Clockwise", "Jaguar", "Hello Birdie", and "Bullfight". Plus, the CD adds five bonus tracks, including "Sideman", "Minor Chant", and the previously unreleased "J.H. Bossa Nova" and "Clockwise (Alternate Take)".

Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter - 1+1 (1997) {Verve} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 17, 2017
Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter - 1+1 (1997) {Verve} [Re-Up]

Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter - 1+1 (1997) {Verve}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 258MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Beyond category or idiom, audacious in its very idea, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter perform a little over an hour of spontaneous improvised duets for grand piano and soprano sax. That's all no synthesizers, no rhythm sections, just wistful, introspective, elevated musings between two erudite old friends that must have made the accountants at PolyGram reach for their Mylanta. Hancock's piano is long on complex harmonies of the most cerebral sort, occasionally breaking out into a few agitated passages of dissonance. His technique in great shape, Shorter responds with long-limbed melodies, darting responses to Hancock's lashings, and occasional painful outcries of emotion.
The J. J. Johnson Quintet - J Is For Jazz (1956) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 79}

The J. J. Johnson Quintet - J Is For Jazz (1956) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 79}
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© 1956, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 79
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Reissue with the latest 2015 remastering. Comes with liner notes. Nicely sharp sounds from the great JJ Johnson – a set that has the trombonist really honing his edge on a host of tight, short tracks – with a vibe that almost recalls his initial bop recordings on Blue Note and Prestige! The style here is a bit more sophisticated – definitely with an ear towards the modern directions that JJ was exploring in the 50s – but the sound is also nicely spontaneous, with more focus on improvisation between group members than larger arrangements – quite nice, given that the group features excellent tenor from Bobby Jaspar on tenor – and either Tommy Flanagan or Hank Jones on piano, Percy Heath or Wilbur Little on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Tracks are short, and titles include "Overdrive", "Cube Steak", "Chasin The Bird", and "Solar".