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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!

      Other Releases by Herbie Hancock

      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 HancockStars in Your Eyes / Saturday NightColumbia
      OFFICIAL 12" reissue of Herbie Hancock's in demand slinky groover 'Stars In Your Eyes' on the much coveted, Special Disco Remix' version! This...
      • Herbie Hancock – Stars in Your Eyes (Special Disco Remix)
      • Herbie Hancock – Saturday Night (Special Disco Remix)
      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
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      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 HancockThrust (1974)Columbia
      An essential classic! The heaviest funky jazz ever recorded. Deep, deep, deep. As good as it gets! 180 gram audiophile issue vinyl.
      • Herbie Hancock – Spank-A-Lee
      • Herbie Hancock – Palm Grease
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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
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      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
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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
        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 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)
          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
            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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              Other Releases on Blue Note

              GoGo PenguinOcean In A DropBlue Note
              GoGo Penguin's 5 track EP for Blue Note draws upon the music originally written for their original live score to Godfrey Reggio’s cult film, Koyaanisqatsi....
                Donald Byrd Chant Blue Note
                High quality 180 gram reissue on the Blue Note Tone Poet series of Donald Byrd’s 1961 recording, not released until 1979, and featuring Herbie Hancock...
                • Donald Byrd – I'm An Old Cowhand From The Rio Grande
                • Donald Byrd – Chant
                Stanley TurrentineThe Look Of Love (1968)Blue Note
                Late 60s soul jazz on Blue Note with saxophonist Stanley Turrentine and huge band
                • Stanley Turrentine – The Look Of Love
                • Original LP£15.00
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                Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersIndestructibleBlue Note
                Classic 1966 hard-bop album from legendary drummer, Art Blakey! Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on 24th April/15th May...
                  The Three SoundsVibrations (1966)Blue Note
                  Tough piano soul jazz on Blue Note
                  • The Three Sounds – fever
                  • The Three Sounds – it was a very good year
                  • Original LP£30.00
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                  WarL.A. Sunshine (1977)Blue Note
                  Moody tough funk groover
                  • War – L.A. Sunshine
                  • Original 7"£8.00
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                  Robert GlasperCanvasBlue Note
                  First time on vinyl! Robert Glasper's 2005 Blue Note debut, 'Canvas' finally get the deluxe vinyl treatment. A stunning body of work from the American...
                  • Robert Glasper – Rise And Shine
                  • Robert Glasper – Canvas
                  • Robert Glasper – Portraits Of An Angel
                  • Robert Glasper – Enoch's Meditation
                  • Robert Glasper – Centelude
                  • Robert Glasper – Jelly's Da Beener
                  • Robert Glasper – Chant
                  • Robert Glasper – Riot
                  • Robert Glasper – North Portland
                  • Robert Glasper – I Remember
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                  Frank FosterManhattan Fever (1968)Blue Note
                  Rare Blue Note, recorded in '68/69, featuring Marvin Stamm, Bob Cranshaw, Garnett Brown and produced by the great Duke Pearson. Killer!
                  • Frank Foster – Little Miss No Nose
                  • Frank Foster – You Gotta Be Kiddin'
                  Wayne ShorterEtceteraBlue Note
                  A lost classic from the legendary saxophonist, originally recorded in 1965 but not released until 1980, featuring Herbie Hancock (piano), Cecil McBee (bass)...
                  • Wayne Shorter – Etcetera
                  • Wayne Shorter – Penelope
                  • Wayne Shorter – Toy Tune
                  • Wayne Shorter – Barracudas (General Assembly)
                  • Wayne Shorter – Indian Song
                  • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£36.99
                    Deluxe vinyl reissue in gatefold sleeve.
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                  Donald ByrdPlaces And Spaces (1975)Blue Note
                  Definitive jazz funk album produced by the Mizell brothers. A classic - all the way!
                  • Donald Byrd – Change
                  • Donald Byrd – Wind Parade
                  • Donald Byrd – (Fallin' Like) Dominoes
                  Donald ByrdStreet Lady (1973)Blue Note
                  Classic jazz funk album written and produced by the magnificent Mizell brothers! Includes 'Lansana's Priestess'.
                  • Donald Byrd – Lansana's Priestess
                  • Original LP£60.00
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                  Donald ByrdEthiopian KnightsBlue Note
                  Heavy album! Excellent 1971 rootsy funky jazz fusion album in the spirit of Miles Davis' 'Bitches Brew'! "The Emperor" is a BAD TUNE.
                  • Donald Byrd – The Emperor
                  Marcus Strickland & TWI LifePeople Of The SunBlue Note
                  Brooklyn composer-saxophonist Marcus Strickland and his band Twi-Life will release the new album People of the Sun via Blue Note/Revive Music. Strickland...
                    Lou DonaldsonSay it LoudBlue Note
                    One of the great Blue Note funk albums from 1969! Features Idris Muhammad on drums and Charles Earland on B3!
                    • Lou Donaldson – Say it loud I'm black and I'm proud
                    • Lou Donaldson – Snake Bone
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                    John PattonUnderstanding (1968)Blue Note
                    Heavy LP in G cond only (lot of marks/background noise/sleeve wear)
                      • Original LP£14.00
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                      MadlibShades Of BlueBlue Note
                      Back in stock!! Madlib invades Blue Note! Hip hop producer extroardinaire and world class jazz fiend Madlib gets let loose in the Blue Note vaults with...
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                        George RussellThe African GameBlue Note
                        Mint, sealed, opened once Original = Original USA Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM- (cutout hole) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
                          Art Blakey And The Jazz MessengersLike Someone In LoveBlue Note
                          An album resulting from exactly the same 1960 sessions as the better-known 'A Night in Tunisia' Original =B1-84245 1988 pressing Original = Original...
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                            GoGo PenguinA Humdrum StarBlue Note
                            UK troupe, GoGo Penguin return with their second album for Blue Note. 'A Humdrum Star' is a heady meld of jazz and electronic experimentalism that joins...
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                              Thelonious Monk Quartet with John ColtraneAt Carnegie HallBlue Note
                              Deluxe 180g reissue of the 1957 LP by Thelonious Monk's quartet, feat. John Coltrane, performed at a gala concert at Carnegie Hall, NYC.
                                McCoy TynerExpansions (1969)Blue Note
                                Seminal deep modal jazz on Blue Note w/ Woody Shaw, Gary Bartz, Ron Carter, Herbie Lewis and Freddie Watts. Produced by Duke Pearson. HEAVY! Orig= Blue...
                                • McCoy Tyner – Vision
                                • McCoy Tyner – Smitty's Place
                                • McCoy Tyner – Peresina
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                                Elvin Jones With Joe FarrellThe UltimateBlue Note
                                Classic Elvin Jones LP with Joe Farrell on fire, switching between tenor, soprano and flute.
                                • Elvin Jones With Joe Farrell – In The Truth
                                Tony AllenThe SourceBlue Note
                                Long time Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen drops a new album for 2017 - a hybrid fusion of jazz and Afrobeat!
                                • Tony Allen – Moody Boy
                                • Tony Allen – Bad Roads
                                • Tony Allen – Cruising
                                • Tony Allen – On Fire
                                • Tony Allen – Woro Dance
                                • Tony Allen – Tony's Blues
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                                Grant GreenTalkin' AboutBlue Note
                                1964. With Elvin Jones and Larry Young.
                                  Grant GreenNever Can Say Goodbye (1970)Blue Note
                                  Original BLUE NOTE 45. 
                                  • Grant Green – Never Can Say Goodbye
                                  Ornette ColemanNew York Is Now! (1968)Blue Note
                                  DEEP DEEP heavyweight left-field new thing Blue Note jazz. Discordant, heavy and profound. W/Dewey Redman, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones.
                                  • Ornette Coleman – The Garden Of Souls
                                  Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Cafe Volume 1Blue Note
                                  D. Byrd + Pepper Adams, Duke PEarson, Laymon Jackson, Lex Humphries.  New USA vinyl
                                    Freddie HubbardBreaking PointBlue Note
                                    Freddie Hubbard + James Spaulding, Ronnie Mathews, Eddie Khan, Joe Chambers. Deep and essential Blue Note. New USA vinyl issue
                                      The New Heritage Keyboard QuartetThe New Heritage Keyboard Quartet (1973)Blue Note
                                      Blue label Liberty labels Blue Note w/ orig house inner sleeve and in orig. shrink. Orig USA vinyl
                                        The Horace Silver QuintetFinger Poppin'Blue Note
                                        With Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor sax, Gene Taylor on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. Recorded in 1959by the legendary Rudy Van Gelder.
                                          VariousBlue Break Beats (Volumes 1-3)Blue Note
                                          Absolutely killer compilation of some of Blue Note's finest releases - The jazz break beats that inspired hip-hop artists. Includes Donald Byrd, Eddie...
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                                            Blue Note take a leaf out of their rivals at Prestige for an all-star soul jazz line-up. Blue Mitchell, Idris Muhammad, Melvin Sparks, Charles Earland,...
                                              Blue Bossa - Cool Cuts From The Tropics (Volumes 1-3)Blue Note
                                              Triple CD collection of the 3 "Blue Bossa" compilations from the most famous jazz label, Blue Note. Features greats such as Horace Silver, Kenny Burrell,...
                                                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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                                                Horace SilverDoin' The Thing - At The Village Gate (1961)Blue Note
                                                Killer original soul jazz on blue note - Horace + Roy Brooks, Gene Taylor, Junior Cook, Blue Mitchell
                                                • Horace Silver – Filthy McNasty
                                                Norah JonesFeels Like HomeBlue Note
                                                2004 contemporary vocal jazz album from the award winning Norah Jones. 
                                                  Jackie McLeanLet Freedom RingBlue Note
                                                  With Walter Davis, Herbie Lewis and Billy Higgins.
                                                    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.
                                                        Blue MitchellThe Thing To Do (1964)Blue Note
                                                        Debut album on Blue Note, featuring Chick Corea.
                                                          Grant GreenAlive (1970)Blue Note
                                                          The bomb! 100% killer funky jazz monster. This group is on fire. Recorded live at the Cliche Lounge, New Jersey. Claude Bartee, Grant Green, William Bivens,...
                                                          • Grant Green – Sookie, Sookie
                                                          Horace Silver QuintetSong For My Father (1963)Blue Note
                                                          Mind-numbingly CLASSIC 
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                                                            Cecil TaylorConquistador! (1966)Blue Note
                                                            Seriously deep - actually one of Taylor's most accessible albums, which is still pretty left of centre of most players in the world! 1966 Blue Note LP.w/...
                                                            • Cecil Taylor – Conquistador
                                                            Gregory PorterTake Me To The AlleyBlue Note
                                                            Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with his new album 'Take Me To The Alley' the much-anticipated...
                                                              Reuben WilsonBlue Mode (1969)Blue Note
                                                              Classic soul jazz on Blue Note w/ Melvin Sparks guitar, Reuben Wilson organ, John Manning sax and Tommy Derrick drums.
                                                              • Reuben Wilson – Bambu
                                                              • Reuben Wilson – Knock On Wood
                                                              • Reuben Wilson – Bus Ride
                                                              • Reuben Wilson – Orange Peel
                                                              • Reuben Wilson – Twenty-Five Miles
                                                              • Reuben Wilson – Blue Mode
                                                              Jackie McLeanDestination... Out!Blue Note
                                                              Jackie McLean, alto sax; Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Larry Ridley, bass & Roy Haynes drums. A richly satisfying, though uncharacteristic,...
                                                              • Jackie McLean – Love And Hate
                                                              • Jackie McLean – Esoteric
                                                              • Jackie McLean – Kahlil The Prophet
                                                              • Jackie McLean – Riff Raff
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