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Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters flac album
Title:
Head Hunters
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Style:
Fusion, Jazz-Funk
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FLAC album size:
1982 mb
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Rating:
4.5 ✪

Head Hunters is the twelfth studio album by the American pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, released October 13, 1973, on Columbia Records. Recording sessions for the album took place in the evening at Wally Heider Studios and Different Fur Trading Co. in San Francisco, California. Head Hunters is a key release in Hancock's career and a defining moment in the genre of jazz

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.

Album · 1973 · 4 Songs. While keyboardist Herbie Hancock had gone electric with Miles Davis, and in his outward-looking solo projects before Head Hunters, nothing he’d done previously packed such a deep funk groove. It's particularly evident on the rump-bumpin’ Chameleon, and there's more than a subtle nod to Sly Stone on "Sly". The tribal-electric version of Watermelon Man reveals just how far the band were willing to go-and Hancock's use of cutting-edge synthesiser technology made it all the more funky. Head Hunters Herbie Hancock.

Looking back on Herbie’s twelfth album, Head Hunters, which was released on this day in 1973. Recorded at Wally Heider Studios and Different Fur Trading Co. in San Francisco, the album went on to become one of Herbie’s best known records and represented a landmark moment in jazz history. The album was later added to the Library Of Congress’s National Recording Registry which collects "culturally, historically or aesthetically important" sound recordings from the 20th century.

Chameleon (15:44) Trust me on this one, you�ve heard this song before. Jazz bands around the world have covered this song. The unforgettable opening bass line will get in your head for hours, possibly even days

Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (1973) gone were the days of progressive fusion for Herbie, instead we've got a inventive funk/jazz. Their was need for more commercial succes and so Herbie got to work with the Headhunter, who would later make their own funk albums. Head Hunters was the first album in which Herbie Hancock attempted to weld his jazz and neo-classical sensibilities to his sophisticated take on the popular funk beats of the time. It's not a bad album and has some great moments, but it's not as developed as his future funk/fusion masterpieces; Thrust and Man Child.

The album, which is Hancock’s most commercial venture to date, was built around the original Hancock sextet that included Johnny Coles (trumpet, flugelhorn), Garnett Brown (trombone), Joe Henderson (tenor sax, alto flute), Buster Williams (bass, electric bass) and Albert Tootie Heath (drums), with studio reinforcements added. Part 4: HEAD HUNTERS. Herbie and The Mwandishi Band were booked to headline a week of 16 shows in Los Angeles at the famed Troubadour club as part of their newly designed and expanded touring regime: rock clubs and college campuses. The nominal opening act was a newly signed group from San Francisco, the Pointer Sisters.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Chameleon
Written-By – B. Maupin*, H. Mason*, H. Hancock*, P. Jackson*
15:43
B Watermelon Man
Arranged By – Harvey MasonWritten-By – H. Hancock*
6:30
C Sly
Written-By – H. Hancock*
10:19
D Vein Melter
Written-By – H. Hancock*
9:10

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Columbia Records
  • Published By – Hancock Music Company
  • Manufactured For – Analogue Productions
  • Manufactured By – Sony Music Entertainment
  • Pressed By – Quality Record Pressings
  • Recorded At – Wally Heider Studios
  • Recorded At – Different Fur Studios
  • Remastered At – Sterling Sound

Credits

  • Congas, Shekere, Balafon, Agogô, Cabasa, Tambourine, Slit Drum [Log Drum], Surdo, Bells [Gankoqui], Whistle [Hindewho], Other [Beer Bottle] – Bill Summers
  • Design [Cover] – Victor Moscoso
  • Drums [Yamaha] – Harvey Mason
  • Electric Bass, Marimbula – Paul Jackson
  • Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Clavinet [Hohner D6], Synthesizer [ARP Odyssey], Synthesizer [ARP Soloist], Other [Pipes] – Herbie Hancock
  • Engineer [Different Fur] – Dane Butcher, John Vieira
  • Engineer [Wally Heider Studios] – Fred Catero, Jeremy Zatkin
  • Lacquer Cut By – RKS*
  • Photography By – Waldo Bascom
  • Producer – David Rubinson, Herbie Hancock
  • Remastered By – Ryan K. Smith*
  • Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Saxello, Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute – Bennie Maupin

Notes

Released in a gatefold cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 753088008474
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): AAPJ-084-45A RKS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): AAPJ-084-45B RKS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, Etched): AAPJ-084-45C RKS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, Etched): AAPJ-084-45D RKS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A/B/C/D, Stamped): STERLING

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
KC 32731 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Columbia KC 32731 US 1973
CM 65123 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters ‎(MD, Album) Columbia, Legacy CM 65123 Europe 1997
KC 32731, PC 32731 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters ‎(LP, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia KC 32731, PC 32731 US Unknown
CBS 65928 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters ‎(LP, Album) CBS, Suzy CBS 65928 Yugoslavia 1975
KC 32731 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters ‎(LP, Album) Columbia KC 32731 Canada 1973

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Chameleon
Written-By – B. Maupin*, H. Mason*, H. Hancock*, P. Jackson*
15:41
A2 Watermelon Man
Arranged By – Harvey MasonWritten-By – H. Hancock*
6:29
B1 Sly
Written-By – H. Hancock*
10:18
B2 Vein Melter
Written-By – H. Hancock*
9:10

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Recorded At – Wally Heider Studios

Credits

  • Congas, Shekere, Balafon, Agogô, Cabasa, Whistle [Hindewho], Tambourine, Slit Drum [Log Drum], Surdo, Bells [Gankoqui], Percussion [Beer Bottle] – Bill Summers
  • Design – Victor Moscoso
  • Drums [Yamaha] – Harvey Mason
  • Marimbula, Electric Bass – Paul Jackson
  • Producer – David Rubinson, Herbie Hancock
  • Recorded By – Dane Butcher, Fred Catero, Jeremy Zatkin, John Vieira
  • Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Saxello, Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute – Bennie Maupin
  • Synthesizer [Arp Odyssey, Arp Soloist], Electric Piano, Clavinet [Hohner D 6], Pipe [Pipes] – Herbie Hancock

Notes

Recorded at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
KC 32731 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Columbia KC 32731 US 1973
CM 65123 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters ‎(MD, Album) Columbia, Legacy CM 65123 Europe 1997
KC 32731, PC 32731 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters ‎(LP, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia KC 32731, PC 32731 US Unknown
CBS 65928 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters ‎(LP, Album) CBS, Suzy CBS 65928 Yugoslavia 1975
KC 32731 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters ‎(LP, Album) Columbia KC 32731 Canada 1973

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Chameleon
Arranged By – Harvey MasonWritten-By – B. Maupin*, H. Mason*, H. Hancock*, P. Jackson*
15:41
2 Watermelon Man
Arranged By – Harvey MasonWritten-By – H. Hancock*
6:29
3 Sly
Written-By – H. Hancock*
10:18
4 Vein Melter
Written-By – H. Hancock*
9:10

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Distributed By – CBS Records
  • Recorded At – Wally Heider Studios
  • Recorded At – Different Fur Studios

Credits

  • Congas, Shekere, Balafon, Agogô, Cabasa, Whistle [Hindewho], Tambourine, Slit Drum [Log Drum], Surdo, Bells [Gankoqui], Percussion [Beer Bottle] – Bill Summers
  • Design [Cover] – Victor Moscoso
  • Drums [Yamaha] – Harvey Mason
  • Electric Bass, Marimbula – Paul Jackson
  • Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Clavinet [Hohner D 6], Synthesizer [Arp Odyssey, Arp Soloist], Pipe [Pipes] – Herbie Hancock
  • Photography By – Waldo Bascom
  • Producer – David Rubinson, Herbie Hancock
  • Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Saxello, Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute – Bennie Maupin

Notes

Made in Austria (disc)
Printed in Holland (back tray insert)
No CBS logo on front

℗ 1974 CBS Inc.
© 1974 CBS Inc.

Produced by David Rubinson and Herbie Hancock for David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.

Originally released on Columbia KC 32731 in 1973.

This recording has been digitally transferred onto compact disc to obtain the best possible reproduction from the original master.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: none
  • Matrix / Runout: CDCBS-65928 13 B1 MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 0149
  • Price Code: CB 701
  • Other: DIDP-10071

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
KC 32731 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Columbia KC 32731 US 1973
CM 65123 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters ‎(MD, Album) Columbia, Legacy CM 65123 Europe 1997
KC 32731, PC 32731 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters ‎(LP, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia KC 32731, PC 32731 US Unknown
CBS 65928 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters ‎(LP, Album) CBS, Suzy CBS 65928 Yugoslavia 1975
KC 32731 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters ‎(LP, Album) Columbia KC 32731 Canada 1973


Reviews:
  • just one girl
Nearly 16 min at 45 RPM might be pushing it, but I'm sure it still sounds better than any 33 1/3 RPM pressings made of this LP.
  • Keth
Amazing pressing, one of the best sounding in my collection for sure
  • Bradeya
I take it, this just a repress of the 2015 AJP-084?
  • Kazracage
This is a 2 album set cut at 45rpm. It may be from the same source though.
  • invasion
Thanks for this, Yeah, I've just noticed that too. FFS, I have just bought a copy of the 2015 press :)
  • Jothris
This one looks to be 2 LP's cut @ 45 RPM, instead of a single LP cut @ 33 RPM.