Hancock Takin Off

Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 39:05 minutes | 1,62 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

At 21, Herbie Hancock was already a mature and well-traveled musician. He played Mozart with the Chicago Symphony at age 11, studied at Grinnell College and by age 20 played with Donald Byrd. Takin' Off, his Blue Note debut, is a sophisticated showcase for Hancock's ability as a group leader. Not as intellectually challenging or technically complex as his later recordings, the pianist nevertheless displays a restless imagination and technical verve. When he's not striking off on funky, swinging solos, the backing chords are restrained an unassuming. He's controlling the session and confident enough to let his soloists (Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Dexter Gordon on tenor sax – both in fine, relaxed form) take the spotlight. From the now-legendary hit "Watermelon Man" to the reflective, noir-ish "Alone and I," this is a great first album that foreshadows the greatness that would follow on his Blue Note masterworks, Empyrean Isles and Maiden Voyage.
Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off (1962) {2007 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off (1962) {2007 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 423 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 136 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb
© 2007 Blue Note / Capitol | 0946 3 92757 2 4 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Piano

Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off (1962) {2007 BN Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}

TAKIN' OFF (1962), Herbie Hancock's debut as a leader, holds up exceptionally well decades after its release, even in light of the vast, eclectic, and excellent solo catalogue that followed. Still in the thick of his groundbreaking work with Miles Davis, Hancock had already established himself as a pianist and composer of the first order, and those qualities shine on TAKIN' OFF. Flanked by superb personnel that includes trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, saxophonist Dexter Gordon, and drummer Billy Higgins, Hancock offers six excellent compositions (including the famous "Watermelon Man") that balance between adventurousness and the rigors of classic hard bop. The Rudy Van Gelder remaster, released in 2007, brings this classic back in glorious clarity.
Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (1973) {2007 Japan SACD Hybrid, SICP 10073}

Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (1973) {2007 Japan SACD Hybrid, SICP 10073}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 271 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 400 dpi (png) -> 98 Mb
© 2007 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 10073 | SACD Hybrid DSD
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Funk / Post Bop / Piano

Head Hunters was a pivotal point in Herbie 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.
Herbie Hancock - The Best Of (The Blue Note Years) (1988) Reissue 1995 [Repost, New Rip]

Herbie Hancock - The Best Of (The Blue Note Years) (1988) Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 396 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz, Modal | Blue Note | # CDP 7 91142 2, 0777 7 91142 2 1 | 01:03:47

Mirroring his onetime boss and mentor Miles Davis' own protean output, Herbie Hancock has explored hard bop, soul-jazz, fusion, funk-rock, soundtracks, hip-hop-inflected pop ("Rockit"), and many permutations in between. His early work for Blue Note, though, offers the best entrée for newcomers. Compiled from five of his albums for the label and covering a period from 1962-1968, this fine sampler includes highlights from his debut, Takin' Off ("Watermelon Man"), the classic Maiden Voyage (the title track and "Dolphin Dance"), and the early electric album Speak Like a Child (the title track and "Riot"). Add to this more indelible cuts like "Cantaloupe Island" and "One Finger Snap," not to mention the presence of numerous '60s jazz luminaries (Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Thad Jones, Hank Mobley, Billy Higgins, et al.), and you have perfect way to get a taste of some of the best modern jazz committed to wax.
Herbie Hancock - The Early Years: Selected Recordings 1961-62 (2016)

Herbie Hancock - The Early Years: Selected Recordings 1961-62
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 140:44 min | 322 MB
Label: Acrobat | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2016

Herbie Hancock is an innovative and influential jazz pianist, keyboard player, bandleader and composer who has embraced other musical developments during his career, playing funk and using synthesisers as he explored beyond the scope of the post-bop style which he helped to define as a member of Miles Davis second great quintet from 1963.
Herbie Hancock - Inventions & Dimensions (1964/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Herbie Hancock - Inventions & Dimensions (1964/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:59 minutes | 1,47 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Herbie Hancock was only 23 when he recorded the amazing Inventions & Dimensions, his third Blue Note album. Although Hancock had already recorded Takin' Off and My Point Of View, he had quickly developed his own innovative style, and was about to become a member of the Miles Davis Quintet. Inventions and Dimensions is unlike anything he had previously created.
Herbie Hancock - My Point Of View (1963/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Herbie Hancock - My Point Of View (1963/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:30 minutes | 1,31 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover

My Point of View is Herbie Hancock's sophomore album, originally released in 1963 on Blue Note Records. The album followed his successful debut album Takin' Off and helped solidify his position in the jazz world. Hancock wrote the piece "Blind Man, Blind Man" after an experience where he encountered a blind man playing his guitar on the corner of his Chicago neighborhood.
Herbie Hancock - The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions (1961-69) [6CD's]

Herbie Hancock - The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions (1961-69) [6CD's]
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 2.49GB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

From the start of his solo recording career in 1962, when he was 22, Herbie Hancock was a very original pianist/composer. Strangely enough, despite the explorative nature of much of his music, Hancock was also quite accessible, recording the future hit "Watermelon Man" on his debut date. This six-CD set is a must for all jazz collectors who do not already own Hancock's Blue Note albums, for the box contains the complete contents of the pianist's albums Takin' Off, My Point of View, Inventions & Dimensions, Empyrean Isles, Maiden Voyage, Speak Like a Child, and The Prisoner.

Herbie Hancock - This is Jazz (1998)  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Nov. 24, 2011
Herbie Hancock - This is Jazz (1998)

Herbie Hancock - This is Jazz (1998)
Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 296 MB. & 123 MB.
400dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) - 18 MB. | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (1998) | Label: Columbia/Legacy | Catalog# CK-65051 | 52:09 min.

Herbie Hancock's edition in the Columbia This Is Jazz series draws six tracks from the approximately 12-year period between 1974 and 1986. An electric band is featured on half of the selections, including "Gentle Thoughts" from Secrets, "Actual Proof" from Thrust, and "Calypso" from Mr. Hands. These aren't exactly the best tracks from Hancock's electric period, and the acoustic portion – covering "The Sorcerer" from a 1981 V.S.O.P. performance in Tokyo, the live duet "Maiden Voyage" by Hancock and Chick Corea, and "The Peacocks" from the 1986 film 'Round Midnight – are similarly erratic. All of the selections on This Is Jazz are good, but it doesn't make much sense to feature such a scattered set of tracks.

Herbie Hancock - Future 2 Future Live (2003)  Music

Posted by Melaron at Oct. 8, 2011
Herbie Hancock - Future 2 Future Live (2003)

Herbie Hancock - Future 2 Future Live (2003)
DVD-9 | Runtime: 104 min. | 7,01 Gb | Copy: Untouched
Video: NTSC, MPEG Video at 8 635 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6 channels at 384 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: Sony BMG

This DVD Video brings you a full length club performance capturing Herbie Hancock's triumphant 2002 return to the era-defining electric funk sound of the 1970's. The concert was recorded live at the Knitting Factory in L.A. in the highest audio and video fidelity available and is presented for this DVD Video in ground breaking Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround sound. The band features heralded players including Wallace Roney on trumpet, Darrell Diaz on keyboards, Terri Lyne Carrington on drums, Matthew Garrison on bass and DJ Disk on the turntable.MX Multiangle- This MX DVD Video offers approx. 30 minutes of a unique multi-angle feature which lets you see more of the onstage action.