Herbie Hancock

Jazz Biography

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Not really a jazz biography of Herbie Hancock on any level, the music included here does feature his Mwandishi band sans electronics. Known as the Blow-Up second or "extra" session, the ensemble plays some excellent early-'70s postmodern neo-bop, with Julian Priester (trombone), Eddie Henderson (trumpet), Bennie Maupin (tenor sax/bass clarinet/flute), Buster Williams (bass), and Billy Hart (drums). Hancock's acoustic piano playing here is quite inspired, and if you do not have this in another form, if any, it's worth your while.

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