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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 HancockDedicationGet On Down
      **Check the stunning proto-techno of 'Nobu'!** 'Dedication' by Herbie Hancock is an anomalous entry in the discography of the revered jazz-fusion keyboardist....
      • Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage
      • Herbie Hancock – Dolphin Dance
      • Herbie Hancock – Nobu
      • Herbie Hancock – Cantaloupe Island
      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 HancockFloodGet On Down
      HEAVY, HEAVY, HEAVYWEIGHT funk-jazz fusion from the mid-seventies golden era of the Headhunters on this super-rare live double album featuring amazing...
      • Herbie Hancock – Introduction & Maiden Voyage
      • Herbie Hancock – Actual Proof
      • Herbie Hancock – Spank-A-Lee
      • Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man
      • Herbie Hancock – Hang Up Your Hang Ups
      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
        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...
          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 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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            Other Releases on Blue Note

            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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            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
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl gatefold Blue Note, original Blue Note house inner, some spine wear, sticker removal mark
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            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...
              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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                      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
                      • LP£22.99
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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
                      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
                        Hank MobleyThe TurnaroundBlue Note
                        Classic Hank Mobley from 1965 featuring Herbie Hancock, Donald Byrd and Freddie Hubbard.
                          Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Cafe Volume 1Blue Note
                          D. Byrd + Pepper Adams, Duke PEarson, Laymon Jackson, Lex Humphries.  New USA vinyl
                            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.
                                Tyrone WashingtonNatural Essence (1968)Blue Note
                                deep modal and soul jazz on Blue Note
                                  • Original LP£40.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGFantastic blue and black label Liberty pressing Blue Note Records. Some wear to top and side spine and some ageing
                                    Original USA LP Vinyl.
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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. 
                                    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.
                                            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...
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                                              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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                                              GoGo PenguinMan Made ObjectBlue Note
                                              Gilles Peterson's hottest tip!Man Made Object is the exciting new release from GoGo Penguin on the iconic Blue Note Records, a follow up to their previous...
                                              • GoGo Penguin – Allres
                                              • GoGo Penguin – Unspeakable World
                                              • GoGo Penguin – Branches Break
                                              • GoGo Penguin – Weird Cat
                                              • GoGo Penguin – Quiet Mind
                                              • GoGo Penguin – Smarra
                                              • GoGo Penguin – Initiate
                                              • GoGo Penguin – Gbfisysih
                                              • GoGo Penguin – Surrender To Mountain
                                              • GoGo Penguin – Protest
                                              • GoGo Penguin – Fading: Feigning
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                                              Andrew HillGrass Roots (1968)Blue Note
                                              Andrew Hill's best album, very highy recommended!
                                              • Andrew Hill – Mira
                                              The Three SoundsIt Just Got To Be (1963)Blue Note
                                              Top soul jazz groovy piano trio. BLUE NOTE 43 West 61st Street address. NY pressing. Microgroove. RVG stamp and ear.+High-end Audio Desk...
                                              • The Three Sounds – One For Renee
                                              Norah JonesCome Away With MeBlue Note
                                              Debut 2003 album from the now Blue Note signed - Norah Jones
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                                                Ornette ColemanLove CallBlue Note
                                                Deep, deep left of centre on Blue Note from Ornette genius like Coleman on the one.
                                                  Freddie HubbardOpen Sesame (1960)Blue Note
                                                  Freddie Hubbard trumpet, Tina Brooks sax, McCoy Tyner piano, Sam Jones bass, Clifford Jarvis drums. Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's 1960. Nuff said!
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                                                    Jackie McLeanDemon's DanceBlue Note
                                                    Blue Note classic, originally released in 1970, with Woody Shaw on trumpet and Jack DeJohnette on drums
                                                      Lee Morgan The CookerBlue Note
                                                      Classic 1958 Blue Note album from Trumpeter Lee Morgan. 
                                                      • Lee Morgan – A Night In Tunisia
                                                      • Lee Morgan – Heavy Dipper
                                                      • Lee Morgan – Just One Of Those Things
                                                      • Lee Morgan – Lover Man
                                                      • Lee Morgan – New-Ma
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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
                                                      • Stanley Turrentine – Midnight Blue
                                                      • Stanley Turrentine – Blues In Hoss' Flat
                                                      • Stanley Turrentine – Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
                                                      • Stanley Turrentine – Cherry Point
                                                      • Original LP£30.00
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                                                      Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit Blue Note
                                                      Grammy-nominated jazz singer Gregory Porter's debut album for legendary jazz institution, Blue Note. "Liquid Spirit" follows up two albums for indie label...
                                                      • Gregory Porter – No Love Dying
                                                      • Gregory Porter – Lonesome Lover
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                                                      Grant Green Grant's First Stand (1961)Blue Note
                                                      Guitarist Grant Green's debut on Blue Note as he's joined by Baby Face Willette on organ and Ben Dixon on drums. Smokin!
                                                      • Grant Green – Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
                                                      Art BlakeyAt The Cafe Bohemia Volume 1 (1955)Blue Note
                                                      The genesis of what we now know as "the Blue Note Sound." While earlier albums, including Art's "A Night at Birdland" and "Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers"...
                                                        Dexter GordonOur Man In ParisBlue Note
                                                        Recorded in 1963 while Dexter Gordon was living in Paris. The quartet was completed by two other American expatriates, Bud Powell (piano) and Kenny...
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                                                          Eric DolphyOut To Lunch!Blue Note
                                                          Eric Dolphy's most adventurous album. Recorded in February 1964.
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                                                            Sam RiversFuchsia Swing SongBlue Note
                                                            Great mid-60s album featuring the tracks Cyclic Episode and Beatrice! One of the greatest modern moments on Blue Note – ever! From the cover,...
                                                            • 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
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                                                            Horace Silver Quintet Plus J. J. JohnsonThe Cape Verdean Blues (1965)Blue Note
                                                            Killer soul jazz from the Horace Silver quintet - Joe Henderson on tenor, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Bob Cranshaw on bass - but on this occasion also joined...
                                                            • Horace Silver Quintet Plus J. J. Johnson – The Cape Verdean Blues
                                                            • Horace Silver Quintet Plus J. J. Johnson – The African Queen
                                                            • Horace Silver Quintet Plus J. J. Johnson – Pretty Eyes
                                                            • Horace Silver Quintet Plus J. J. Johnson – Nutville
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