Herbie Hancock

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Inventive, intelligent, and talented pianist/keyboardist whose distinguished career has covered modern jazz, fusion, hip-hop, and dance.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Takin' Off
1962 Takin' Off Blue Note
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My Point of View
1963 My Point of View Blue Note
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Empyrean Isles
1964 Empyrean Isles Blue Note
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Inventions & Dimensions
Inventions & Dimensions Blue Note
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Maiden Voyage
1965 Maiden Voyage Blue Note
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Blow-Up
1966 Blow-Up EMI
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Hear, O Israel
1968 Hear, O Israel Trunk
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Speak Like a Child
1968 Speak Like a Child Blue Note
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The Prisoner
The Prisoner Blue Note
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Fat Albert Rotunda
Fat Albert Rotunda Warner Bros.
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Single/EP 196? Fat Mama/Wiggle Waggle Warner Bros.
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Mwandishi
1971 Mwandishi Warner Bros.
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Crossings
1972 Crossings Warner Bros.
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Sextant
1973 Sextant Legacy
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Head Hunters
1973 Head Hunters Legacy
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The Jewel in the Lotus
1974 The Jewel in the Lotus Decca / ECM
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Thrust
1974 Thrust Legacy
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Dedication
1974 Dedication Wounded Bird
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Comp 1974 Treasure Chest Wounded Bird
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Death Wish [Original Soundtrack]
1974 Death Wish [Original Soundtrack] Sony Music
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Comp 1975 Herbie Hancock
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Man-Child
1975 Man-Child Columbia
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Flood
1975 Flood Wounded Bird
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Secrets
1976 Secrets Columbia
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Comp 1976 Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner Atlantic
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V.S.O.P., Vol. 1
1976 V.S.O.P., Vol. 1 Columbia
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Album 1977 Live in Japan Columbia
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Tempest in the Colosseum
1977 Tempest in the Colosseum Columbia
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Sunlight
1977 Sunlight Sony Music
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V.S.O.P.: The Quintet
1977 V.S.O.P.: The Quintet Columbia
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The Herbie Hancock Trio [1977]
1977 The Herbie Hancock Trio [1977] Wounded Bird
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Third Plane
1977 Third Plane Milestone
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An Evening with Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock
1978 An Evening with Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock Polydor
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An Evening with Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea: In Concert
1978 An Evening with Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea: In Concert Legacy
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Five Stars
1979 Five Stars Wounded Bird
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Comp 1979 The Best of Herbie Hancock [Sony] Columbia / Sony Music Distribution
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Directstep
1979 Directstep Wounded Bird
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Feets Don't Fail Me Now
1979 Feets Don't Fail Me Now Columbia
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In Concert
1979 In Concert Legacy
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Comp 1979 The Best of Herbie Hancock [CBS] CBS Records
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Album 197? Jingle Bells Jazz Columbia
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The Piano
1980 The Piano Sony Music
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Comp 1980 Hancock Alley Manhattan Records
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Monster
1980 Monster Sony Music
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Mr. Hands
1980 Mr. Hands Columbia
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Live Under the Sky
1981 Live Under the Sky Legacy
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Magic Windows
1981 Magic Windows Sony Music
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Quartet
1982 Quartet Columbia
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Single/EP 1982 Rockit/Mega Mix Columbia
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Herbie Hancock Trio [1982]
1982 Herbie Hancock Trio [1982] Wounded Bird
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Lite Me Up
1982 Lite Me Up Sony Music
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Future Shock
1983 Future Shock Legacy
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Single/EP 1983 Rockit (S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D Version) CBS Records
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Video 1984 Herbie Hancock & the Rockit Band [Video] Image Entertainment
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Comp 1984 Hot and Heavy Star
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Video 1984 Hurricane View Video
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Sound-System
1984 Sound-System Legacy
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Album 1985 Village Life Columbia
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Comp 1986 Jazz Africa: Live 1986 Universal / Verve Reissues
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Comp 1987 Jazzvisions: Jazz Africa Verve
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Perfect Machine
1988 Perfect Machine Legacy
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Comp 1988 The Best of Herbie Hancock: The Blue Note Years Blue Note
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Comp 1991 A Jazz Collection Columbia
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Video 1991 Jazz Africa [Video] Polygram
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Comp 1992 Collection Griffin
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Comp 1994 Jamming Royal Co.
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Comp 1994 Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings Warner Archives / Warner Bros.
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Dis Is Da Drum
1994 Dis Is Da Drum Mercury
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A Tribute to Miles
1994 A Tribute to Miles Qwest
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Comp 1995 Jammin' with Herbie Prime Kutz / Prime Cuts
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Comp 1995 Jazz Portrait TriStar Music
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Comp 1995 Cantaloupe Island Blue Note
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The New Standard
1996 The New Standard Verve
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Single/EP 1996 Stars in Your Eyes Sex
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Comp 1996 Living Jazz Graphix Zone
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Comp 1997 Jazz Profile Blue Note
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1+1
1997 1+1 Verve
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Comp 1998 This Is Jazz, Vol. 35 Legacy / Sony Music Distribution
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Return of the Headhunters!
1998 Return of the Headhunters! Verve / Universal / Verve Forecast
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Comp 1998 Rare Tracks Import
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Comp 1998 The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions Blue Note
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Gershwin's World
1998 Gershwin's World Verve
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Comp 1998 Dr Jazz: The Blue Note Years 1962/69 Blue Note / EMI Digital
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Comp 1999 Dancin' Grooves Columbia
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Comp 1999 Riot Import
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Comp 1999 The Blue Note Years [Limited Edition]
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Comp 1999 Backtracks Renaissance Records
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Comp 1999 Live Jazzdoor
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Comp 1999 Live in New York Jazzdoor
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Comp 1999 Jammin' with Herbie [Synergy] Synergy
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Comp 2000 Les Incontournables WEA International
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Comp 2000 The Best of Herbie Hancock: The Hits Legacy / Columbia
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Comp 2000 Night Walker Direct Source
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Comp 2000 Ken Burns Jazz Legacy / Columbia
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Video 2000 Live in Concert Pioneer
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Comp 2000 Portrait: Herbie Hancock Sony Music Distribution
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Comp 2000 Jammin' with Herbie Hancock Collectables
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Comp 2001 Mr. Funk Columbia
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Single/EP 2001 The Essence [Remixes, Pt. 1] Transparent Music
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Single/EP 2001 The Essence [Remixes, Pt. 2) Transparent Music
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Future 2 Future
2001 Future 2 Future Transparent Music
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Single/EP 2001 The Essence JVC Compact Discs
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Video 2002 BET on Jazz [Video/DVD] Image Entertainment
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Single/EP 2002 Rockit (2002 Remix) Japanese Import
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Comp 2002 Hot Piano Delta Distribution
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Single/EP 2002 Rockit [12" Single] Transparent Music
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Comp 2002 Day Dreams Prism Entertainment / Prism Leisure
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Comp 2002 The Herbie Hancock Box Columbia / Legacy
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Comp 2002 The Columbia Years 1972-1986 Sony Music
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Video 2002 Future 2 Future Live Sony Music Distribution
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Comp 2002 Head Hunters/Thrust Sony BMG
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Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall
2002 Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall Verve
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Video 2003 In Concert [2003 DVD] Image Entertainment
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Comp 2003 Thrust/Mr Hands/Secrets Robinsongs
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Comp 2004 Blue Note Years, Vol. 20 Blue Note
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Comp 2004 Jazz Moods: 'Round Midnight Legacy / Columbia
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Comp 2004 Headhunters/Sextant/Thrust Columbia
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Comp 2005 Herbie Hancock [Platinum Disc] Platinum Disc
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Other 2005 Live: Detroit/Chicago Hudson Street
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Video 2005 In Concert [2005 DVD] Immortal
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Possibilities
2005 Possibilities Hear Music
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Single/EP 2005 Harima Celluloid
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Comp 2006 The Essential Herbie Hancock [Columbia/Legacy] Legacy / Columbia
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Video 2006 World of Rhythm: Live In Lugano TDK
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Comp 2006 Anthology Retro Music
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Comp 2006 Great Sessions Angel Records
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Video 2006 Possibilities [DVD] Magnolia Records
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Comp 2006 Jazz to Funk Aim Records
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Comp 2006 Very Best of Herbie Hancock Music Brokers
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Comp 2006 Baraka Jazz World
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Comp 2006 Piano Fiesta Jazz Hour / IMC (Netherlands)
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Comp 2007 Mastercuts Mastercuts
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Comp 2007 Out of This World West Wind / Records Vertriebsges.mbH / WestWind
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Comp 2007 Finest in Jazz EMI Music Distribution
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Comp 2007 Rock Your Soul King Road Multi Media
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Comp 2007 Jazz Biography United Multi Consign
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Comp 2007 V.S.O.P. [2 CD] Sony Music Distribution
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River: The Joni Letters
2007 River: The Joni Letters Verve
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Comp 2007 The Herbie Hancock Trio in Concert Jazz Hour
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Comp 2007 Original Album Classics
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Video 2007 Evening With Herbie Hancock [DVD] Immortal
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Comp 2008 Late Night Jazz Favourites Stardust Records / Cleopatra
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Comp 2008 Soul and Funk Mastercuts
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Video 2008 In Lugano
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Video 2008 Herbie Hancock And New Standard Allstars: In Japan Jazzdoor / Mc
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Comp 2008 Then and Now: The Definitive Herbie Hancock Verve
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Comp 2008 Future Shock/Head Hunters Legacy
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Comp 2008 Playlist: The Very Best of Herbie Hancock Columbia / Legacy
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Comp 2008 Hot and Heavy: Jazz Cafe Presents Herbie Hancock
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Comp 2008 32 Festival de Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteiz 2008 Universal Distribution
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Comp 2008 Les Incontournables du Jazz : Herbie Hancock Warner Music
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Video 2009 Watermelon Man: Tokyo 2005 Jazzdoor
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Video 2009 Live in Japan [DVD] Immportal
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Comp 2009 Best of Herbie Hancock [Blue Note Box Set] EMI Music Distribution / Blue Note / EMI
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Comp 2009 Triple Best Of New Release
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The Imagine Project
2010 The Imagine Project Hancock Records
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Video 2010 Live in Lugano: Supertrio in Concert Jazzdoor / Mc
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Comp 2010 L' Essentiel Columbia
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Comp 2010 Under Tokyo Skies Jazz World
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Comp 2010 The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988 Columbia
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Comp 2010 Blue Note TSF Blue Note
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Comp 2010 Watermelon Man: The Ultimate Hancock! Blue Note
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Comp 2011 Jazz Inspiration EMI
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Comp 2012 Ultimate Herbie Hancock
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Comp 2012 Watermelon Man AP
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Comp 2013 Takin' Off/Maiden Voyage Blue Note
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Comp 2013 Jazz Icons from the Golden Era: Herbie Hancock Dwk Records
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Comp 2014 The Warner Bros. Years 1969-1972 Rhino / Warner Music
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Comp 2015 Bread & Roses Festival, 1978 Iconography
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Comp 2015 Herbie Hancock [Feltrinelli Exclusive]
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Comp 2016 The Early Years: Selected Recordings 1961-62 Acrobat Music
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Comp 2016 Sunlight/Feets Don't Fail Me Now Robinsongs
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Comp 2016 5 Original Albums Blue Note
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Comp 2017 VSOP II: Tokyo 1983 Hi Hat
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Comp 2017 Live at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia, June 23rd, 1990 DOL
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Comp 2018 Takin' Off/Hub-Tones
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Comp 2018 Three Essential Albums Decca
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Single/EP Maiden Voyage Blue Note
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Comp Live in Chicago 1977 Forced Exposure / Hi Hat
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Video Live in Philadelphia [DVD] Ais
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Comp V.S.O.P., Vol. 2 Columbia
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Single/EP Beat Wise/Chemical Residue Columbia
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Comp Omaha Civic Auditorium, 17th November, 1975 Hi Hat
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Single/EP Rockit/You Bet Your Love/I Thought It Was You Old Gold Records
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Comp De Luxe Warner Bros.
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Comp Empyrean Isles/Maiden Voyage Blue Note
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Comp The Blue Note Albums
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Single/EP Court and Spark Universal Classics & Jazz
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Blow-Up
Blow-Up Sony Classical / Sony Music
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Comp The Blow Up Extra-Sessions Vintage Classic
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Comp The Best of Herbie Hancock [Blue Note] Toshiba EMI
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Single/EP Metal Beat Columbia
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Comp Goin' West/Feelin' the Spirit Master Jazz
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Comp My Point of View/Empyrean Isles/Maiden Voyage/Speak Like a Child EMI Gold / EMI Music Distribution
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Single/EP Hardrock Columbia
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Video One Night in Japan [DVD] Immortal
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Comp Hot Piano [K-Tel] K-Tel
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Comp RTL Jazz: La Collection Blue Note
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Comp Live at the Boston Jazz Workshop Hi Hat
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Single/EP Vibe Alive Columbia
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Comp All Time Best: Reclam Musik Edition COLUMBIA
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