FUNK FOUNDATIONS #11 tribute to Herbie Hancock // 14.04.21
The time has come to cover one of the greatest… one of the founding fathers of the jazz-funk…true legend…my favorite… Mr. Herbie Hancock.
Born April 12, 1940 in Chicago…. Today we celebrate his birthday and his legacy…
He is one of the best-known modern jazz composers, creator of standards such as “Watermelon Man”, “Maiden Voyage”, “Dolphin Dance”, … than the jazz-fusion anthems such as “Chameleon”, “Palm grease”, “Butterfly”, and all the way to the funk of the L70’s and E80’s.
He has played with jazz legends such as Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Hank Mobley, Wes Montgomery …and most distinguished of them all …Mr. Miles Davis.
His largest-selling jazz record of all times “Head Hunters” and the follow up albums “Thrust”…are probably 2 of the most significant albums and reference points for jazz-funk fusion. Played together with his super band “Headhunters”….seriously must have for every collector and lovers of good music.
On today show…I will touch little bit of his huge body of work… his solo releases, his crossover hits, his collaborations, and contributions…all from my private collection.
Ladies and gentlemen I present to you Mr. Headhunter himself …Herbie Hancock