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      • 1. Watermelon Man
      • 2. Three Bags Full
      • 3. Empty Pockets
      • 4. The Maze
      • 5. Driftin'
      • 6. Alone And I

      Takin' Off is the debut album by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock that was released in 1962 by Blue Note Records. The recording session includes Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Dexter Gordon on tenor saxophone. Classic hard bop business!

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      Herbie HancockMwandishiWarner Bros
      Long out of print heavyweight Headhunters progressive, fusion hardcore! Album originally released in 1971 - first time on vinyl in long time. Essential...
      • Herbie Hancock – Ostinato (Suite For Angela)
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      Herbie HancockMan-Child (1975)Columbia
      Classic fusion album featuring a killer set of funky-jazz fusion. Heavyweight!
      • Herbie Hancock – hang Up Your hang ups
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      Herbie HancockDirectstepGet On Down
      Get On Down reissue Herbie Hancock's classic, Japanese 'direct-to-disc' album recording 'from 1979 - a jazz-fusion gem available on vinyl again for the...
      • Herbie Hancock – Butterfly
      • Herbie Hancock – Shiftless Shuffle
      • Herbie Hancock – I Thought It Was You
      Herbie HancockDeath Wish (Original Soundtrack Recording)Music On Vinyl
      Tough tough Headhunters-stylee fusion. Moody! Original sound track from the 1974 film 'Death Wish', written by Herbie Hancock.
      • Herbie Hancock – Death Wish (Main Title)
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      Herbie HancockSunlightMusic On Vinyl
      Jazz-funk fusion at it's finest, featuring Bill Summers, Paul Jackson, Ray Parker Jr. and Jaco Pastorius.
      • Herbie Hancock – I Thought It Was You
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      Herbie HancockSextant (1972)Columbia
      'Sextant' from 1972 was recorded just before 'Headhunters', and can be seen in the same vein, but it's more than just an introduction to a masterpiece....
      • Herbie Hancock – Rain Dance
      Herbie HancockHeadhunters (1973)Columbia
      This is THE definitive funk-jazz fusion album - truly jaw-droppingly good stuff that instantly set the standard against which other fusion musicians measured...
      • Herbie Hancock – Chameleon
      • Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man
      • Herbie Hancock – Sly
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      Herbie HancockSecrets (1976)Columbia
      Seminal jazz funk fusion album including top funky re-version of Hancock's own "Cantelope Island". Also "Doin It" and "Gentle Thoughts" all with the great...
      • Herbie Hancock – Doin' It
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      Herbie HancockTakin' Off (1962)Blue Note
      Herbie Hancock's debut album in 1962 launched a phenomenal career. Features Freddie Hubbard and Dexter Gordon and includes the seminal 'Watermelon Man".
      • Herbie Hancock – watermelon man
      Herbie HancockMr Hands (1980)Columbia
      Harvey Mason, Bill Summers, Bennie Maupin, Paul Jackson et al. Includes the killer fusion of 'Shiftless Shuffle'.
      • Herbie Hancock – shiftless shuffle
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      Herbie HancockCantaloupe Island Blue Note
      This formidable recording neatly summarises Herbie Hancock's work in the 60s. The title track, Cantaloupe Island, provided inspiration for US3, who sampled...
        Herbie HancockMy Point Of ViewBlue Note
        Brilliant, less-well-known Herbie Hancock album featuring a larger group than usual with guitar and trombone! Check the superb "King Cobra"! Recommended!
        • Herbie Hancock – Blind Man, Blind Man
        • Herbie Hancock – King Cobra
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        Herbie HancockCrossings (1972)Warner Bros
        Tough, tough, tough heavy Headhunters fusion, 1972 in the zone! Classic Herbie Hancock group line-up with Benny Maupin, Billy Hart and Buster Williams
        • Herbie Hancock – Sleeping Giant
        Herbie HancockThe PrisonerBlue Note
        Herbie's last recording for Blue Note, in 1969, is the bridge between 'Speak Like A Child' and, his first on Warner Brothers, 'Fat Albert Rotunda'. It...
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          Herbie HancockMaiden Voyage (1965)Blue Note
          Brilliant, brilliant album - every track's a winner! Highly recommended!
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            Herbie HancockFat Albert Rotunda (1969)Warner Bros.
            The definitive funky soul jazz monster! Nuff tunes! Monster, monster, monster funk jazz bomb! Killer late 60s with 'Wiggle-Waggle'.
            • Herbie Hancock – Wiggle-Waggle
            • Herbie Hancock – Fat Mama
            • Herbie Hancock – Oh! Oh! Here He Comes
            • Herbie Hancock – Fat Albert Rotunda
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            Herbie HancockEmpyrean IslesBlue Note
            Stone cold classic Herbie Hancock featuring Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter and Tony Williams! Includes the timeless 'Cantaloupe Island'
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                              • War – L.A. Sunshine
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                              • Robert Glasper – I Remember
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                              A lost classic from the legendary saxophonist, originally recorded in 1965 but not released until 1980, featuring Herbie Hancock (piano), Cecil McBee (bass)...
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                              • Donald Byrd – Change
                              • Donald Byrd – Wind Parade
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                              • Ronnie Laws – Fever
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                              Written and produced by Larry Mizell, their first collaboration!
                              • Donald Byrd – Flight Time
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                                  • Richard Groove Holmes – Groovin' For Mr. G.
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                                  • Original LP£35.00
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                                    • Grant Green – Never Can Say Goodbye
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                                          Bobbi HumphreyFancy Dancer (1975)Blue Note
                                          Classic jazz funk album produced by the awesome Mizell Brothers which includes the classic track "Uno Esta"! Recommended! USA original (tape on...
                                          • Bobbi Humphrey – Uno Esta
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                                          Norah JonesFeels Like HomeBlue Note
                                          2004 contemporary vocal jazz album from the award winning Norah Jones. 
                                            Norah JonesNot Too LateBlue Note
                                            Award winning Norah Jones' 2007 album, Not Too Late features her usual soft jazzy vocals.  
                                              Ike QuebecBlue & SentimentalBlue Note
                                              Recorded on December 16, 1961 (tracks A1 to B2) and on December 23 (track B3). Blue Note 2016 Stereo Reissue.
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                                                Mind-numbingly CLASSIC 
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                                                    Fantastic late period Silver - deeper than ever.
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                                                        • Lee Morgan – A Night In Tunisia
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                                                        • Lee Morgan – Just One Of Those Things
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                                                        Stanley TurrentineA Chip Off The Old Block (1975)Blue Note
                                                         One of the few albums Stanley Turrentine recorded with his wife, Shirley Scott. features Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Stanley Turrentine, tenor...
                                                        • Stanley Turrentine – One O'Clock Jump
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                                                        • Stanley Turrentine – Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
                                                        • Stanley Turrentine – Cherry Point
                                                        • Original LP£30.00
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                                                        Hank Mobley No Room For Squares Blue Note
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                                                        • Hank Mobley – Three Way Split
                                                        • Hank Mobley – No Room For Squares
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                                                          • Original LP£60.00
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                                                          Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit Blue Note
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                                                          • Gregory Porter – No Love Dying
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                                                          CLASSIC Blue Note album on limited press 180gm vinyl
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                                                            • Sam Rivers – Fuchsia Swing Song
                                                            • Sam Rivers – Downstairs Blues Upstairs
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                                                            Herbie HancockTakin' Off (1962)Blue Note
                                                            Herbie Hancock's debut album in 1962 launched a phenomenal career. Features Freddie Hubbard and Dexter Gordon and includes the seminal 'Watermelon Man".
                                                            • Herbie Hancock – watermelon man
                                                            Art Blakey And The Jazz MessengersA Night In Tunisia (1960)Blue Note
                                                            There are more versions of 'A Night In Tunisia' than perhaps any other jazz tune - but this is the mother of them all. Art Blakey on drums, Lee Morgan...
                                                              Herbie HancockCantaloupe Island Blue Note
                                                              This formidable recording neatly summarises Herbie Hancock's work in the 60s. The title track, Cantaloupe Island, provided inspiration for US3, who sampled...
                                                                Herbie HancockMy Point Of ViewBlue Note
                                                                Brilliant, less-well-known Herbie Hancock album featuring a larger group than usual with guitar and trombone! Check the superb "King Cobra"! Recommended!
                                                                • Herbie Hancock – Blind Man, Blind Man
                                                                • Herbie Hancock – King Cobra
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                                                                John ColtraneBlue Train (1957)Blue Note
                                                                Late 50s hard bop, Coltrane's second on Blue Note. Killer line-up: John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, bandleader Paul Chambers – double bass Kenny...
                                                                • John Coltrane – moment's notice
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