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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 HancockAutodrive (1983)CBS
        • Original 7" (Picture Sleeve)£5.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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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
        • – Sleeping Giant
        • Original LP£25.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGUSA Original pressing gatefold sleeve, has wear to sleeve, name on back
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          180gm heavyweight vinyl
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        • CD£7.99
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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.
        • – Spank-A-Lee
        • – Palm Grease
        • New LP (180g)£28.99
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        • Original LP£25.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOrig = Orig USA vinyl, some damage at bottom of sleeve
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        • CD£7.99
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        Herbie HancockMan-Child (1975)Columbia
        Classic fusion album featuring a killer set of funky-jazz fusion. Heavyweight!
        • – hang Up Your hang ups
        • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£36.00
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        • CD£7.99
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        • Original LP£15.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl, tear on front top left
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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.
        • – I Thought It Was You
        • LP (180 gram)£28.99
          180gm heavyweight vinyl
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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....
        • – Rain Dance
        • New LP (180g)£28.99
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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...
        • – Chameleon
        • – Watermelon Man
        • – Sly
        • Original LP£10.00
          Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VG+USA orig has marks to vinyl VG-ONLY
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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...
        • – Doin' It
        Herbie HancockMaiden Voyage (1965)Blue Note
        Brilliant, brilliant album - every track's a winner! Highly recommended!
          • Reissue LP£22.99
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            • Original LP£50.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Secondhand USA vinyl Blue Note blue/black label, surface marks plays well
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            Donald ByrdBlack Byrd (1973)Blue Note
            Written and produced by Larry Mizell, their first collaboration! It's a classic! Nuff tunes, seriously deep funky heavy 70s jazz monster
            • – Flight Time
            • Original LP£50.00
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            Duke PearsonThe Right TouchBlue Note
            Super killer dance jazz classic Blue Note. 'Chilli Peppers' is one of the toughest tunes ever, a mainstay of Gilles Peterson/jazz dance back in the days...
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            • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£39.00
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            Wayne ShorterNight Dreamer (1964)Blue Note
            Wayne Shorter's debut for Blue Note, with six original compositions. A transitional record but a classic one with Shorter joined by Lee Morgan, McCoy...
            • – Night Dreamer
            • New LP (180g)£28.00
              Expected 17 NovPreorder
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              • New LP (180g)£28.00
                Expected 17 NovPreorder
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                • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£39.00
                  Expected 06 OctPreorder
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                • – I'll Remember April
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                  • Original LP£15.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Secondhand Japanese vinyl, no Obi, some sleeve staining
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                  MadlibShades of Blue (Classic Vinyl Series)Blue Note
                  Madlib invades Blue Note! Hip hop producer extroardinaire and world class jazz fiend Madlib gets let loose in the Blue Note vaults with his sampler!
                  • – Introduction
                  • – Slim's Return
                  • – Distant Land
                  • – Mystic Bounce
                  • – Stormy
                  • – Blue Note Interlude
                  • – Please Set Me At Ease
                  • – Funky Blue Note
                  • – Alfred Lion Interlude
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                  • – Andrew Hill Break
                  • – Montara
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                  • – Footprints
                  • – Peace/Dolphin Dance
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                  • New Audiophile 2×LP (180 GRAM)£36.99
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                  Blue MitchellCollision In Black (1969)Blue Note
                    • New LP £18.00
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                    • Original LP£60.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig = Orig USA first pressing blue/white label Liberty Blue Note vinyl
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                    Out Of The BlueLive At Mt. Fuji (1987)Blue Note
                      • Original LP£10.00
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                      Freddie HubbardBlue Spirits (1966)Blue Note
                      Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, James Spaulding, Larry Ridley, Harold Mabern, Big Black. Classic Blue Note session.
                      • – soul surge
                      • – jodo
                      • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£34.99
                        Tone Poet Edition
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                      Stanley TurrentineMr. NaturalBlue Note
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                        Walter Smith IIIReturn to CasualBlue Note
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                          Ike QuebecSwing Hi - Swing Lo (1969)Blue Note
                            • Original LP£10.00
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                            Donald ByrdStreet Lady (1973)Blue Note
                            Classic jazz funk album written and produced by the magnificent Mizell brothers! Includes 'Lansana's Priestess'. Personnel playing on the album include...
                            • – Lansana's Priestess
                            • – Miss Kane
                            • – Sister Love
                            • – Street Lady
                            • – Witch Hunt
                            • – Woman of The World
                            • New LP (180g)£31.99
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                            • Original LP£70.00
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                            Horace Parlan QuintetSpeakin' My PieceBlue Note
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                                • – Ain't It Funky Now
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                                • – Dracula
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                                  • LP (180 gram)£35.00
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                                  Harold VickSteppin' Out! (Tone Poet Series)Blue Note
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                                    • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£36.00
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                                    Bobby HutchersonStick-Up! (Tone Poet Series)Blue Note
                                    Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson’s 1966 album Stick-Up! found him in the company of a new band line-up with Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Lewis, and...
                                      • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£36.00
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                                      Kenny BurrellKenny BurrellBlue Note
                                      The first thing that strikes you about Kenny Burrell’s second Blue Note album, simply titled Kenny Burrell (BLP 1543) and released as part of Blue Note’s...
                                        Gene HarrisYesterday, Today & Tomorrow (1973)Blue Note
                                        Rare Wicked funky jazz on Blue Note double vinyl
                                        • – Monk's Tune
                                        • Original 2×LP£45.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original blue label liberty Blue Note. Double gatefold album, bit of minor age wear to sleeve
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                                        John ColtraneBlue TrainBlue Note
                                        **Late 50s hard bop! Coltrane's second on Blue Note.** John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, bandleaderPaul Chambers – double bassKenny Drew – pianoCurtis...
                                        • – Moment's Notice
                                        • New Audiophile 2×LP (180 GRAM)£60.00
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                                        • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£45.00
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                                        • CD£7.99
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                                        Kenny CoxIntroducing Kenny Cox and The Contemporary Jazz QuintetBlue Note
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                                        • – Mystique
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                                        • Original LP£65.00
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                                        Grant GreenThe Latin Bit (Tone Poet Edition)Blue Note
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                                        • – Mambo Inn
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                                              • – A Slice Of The Top
                                              • – Sunset
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                                              • – Ecaroh
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                                              • – Wail Bait
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                                              • – Frank’s Tune
                                              • – Autumn In New York
                                              • – Monaco
                                              • – Mr. Jin
                                              • – C.F.D.
                                              • – Black Rhythm Happening
                                              • LP£27.99
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                                              Joe HendersonPage OneBlue Note
                                              Saxophonist Henderson's 1964 debut album featuring all star line up of heavyweights - Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson, Pete La Roca, McCoy Tyner and Butch...
                                              • – Blue Bossa

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