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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 HancockSunlightMusic On Vinyl
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      Herbie HancockSextant (1972)Columbia
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      Herbie HancockSecrets (1976)Columbia
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      • 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
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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'.
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      Herbie HancockCantaloupe Island Blue Note
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        • Herbie Hancock – Blind Man, Blind Man
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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 HancockThe PrisonerBlue Note
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          Brilliant, brilliant album - every track's a winner! Highly recommended!
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                    • Donald Byrd – The Emperor
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                    • Donald Byrd – Flight Time
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                        • Original LP£35.00
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                              • Bobbi Humphrey – Uno Esta
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                                    Horace SilverSilver 'N Wood (1976)Blue Note
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                                      • Original LP£15.00
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                                      Lee Morgan The CookerBlue Note
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                                      • Lee Morgan – A Night In Tunisia
                                      • Lee Morgan – Heavy Dipper
                                      • Lee Morgan – Just One Of Those Things
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                                      Stanley TurrentineA Chip Off The Old Block (1975)Blue Note
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                                      • Stanley Turrentine – One O'Clock Jump
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                                      • Original LP£30.00
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                                      The 3 Sounds"Hey There" (1961)Blue Note
                                      New York pressing original Blue Note Stereo orig. WITH "P" (ear) and VAN GELDER Stamp w/original Blue Note inner sleeve. V. RARE!
                                        • Original LP£60.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl, has some surface marks plays solid!

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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
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                                        Kenny BurrellMidnight Blue (1967)Blue Note
                                        CLASSIC Blue Note album on limited press 180gm vinyl
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                                          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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                                          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...
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                                              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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                                              Horace SilverHorace-Scope (1960)Blue Note
                                              By the time of this album - July 1960 - the Horace Silver Quintet was like a well-oiled machine. Horace Silver plus Junior Cook (ts), Blue Mitchell (t)...
                                                Wayne ShorterThe All Seeing Eye (1965)Blue Note
                                                Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Alan Shorter (Wayne's brother), Grachan Moncur, James Spaulding, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Joe Chambers. Hardcore and...
                                                • Wayne Shorter – The All Seeing Eye
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                                                Donald ByrdA New Perspective (1963)Blue Note
                                                Remarkable 1963 album with Hank Mobley, Kenny Burell, Herbie Hancock & gospel choir! includes the classic 'Cristo Redentor'. Killer and deep!
                                                  Wayne ShorterJuju (1964)Blue Note
                                                  Saxophonist Shorter is joined by Coltrane's seminal rhythm team - McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman and Elvin Jones. Deep and seminal.
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                                                    Larry YoungUnity (1965)Blue Note
                                                    Going deep. Larry Young explores new vistas on this essential 2nd LP on Blue Note. Larry Young – organ Woody Shaw – trumpet Joe...
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                                                      Lee MorganThe Rumproller (1965)Blue Note
                                                      Classic soul jazz session from trumpeter Morgan with quality Blue Note line-up (as always) - Joe Henderson, Ronnie Mathews, Victor Sproles and Billy Higgins.
                                                      • Lee Morgan – The Rumproller
                                                      • Lee Morgan – Edda
                                                      Lee Morgan The Sidewinder (1963)Blue Note
                                                      All time soul jazz classic from trumpeter Morgan on Blue Note joined by Joe Henderson, Billy Higgins, Barry Harris and Bob Cranshaw.
                                                      • Lee Morgan – the sidewinder
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                                                      Wayne ShorterThe Soothsayer (1965)Blue Note
                                                      Recorded around the same time as All Seeing Eye but not released until 15 years later as Blue note 'unreleased' sessions, this has stood the test of time...
                                                      • Wayne Shorter – the soothsayer
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                                                      Big John PattonOh Baby!Blue Note
                                                      Wicked soul jazz grooves from organist Patton with Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Grant Green on guitar.
                                                        Wayne ShorterSpeak No EvilBlue Note
                                                        Classic mid-sixties Blue Note period album from Miles Davis' saxophonist, Wayne Shorter! Essential modal jazz featuring Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock,...
                                                        • Wayne Shorter – Witch Hunt
                                                        • Wayne Shorter – Fee Fi Fo Fum
                                                        • Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil
                                                        • Wayne Shorter – Infant Eyes
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