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Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off FLAC
Herbie Hancock
Takin' Off
Hard Bop, Modal
Blue Note
CDP 7243 8 37643 2 7, 7243 8 37643 2 7
FLAC size:
2194 mb
MP3 size:
2186 mb
WMA size:
1592 mb


1Empty Pockets6:09
2Watermelon Man7:09
3Three Bags Full5:27
4Empty Pockets (Alt Take)6:27
5Alone And I6:25
6Watermelon Man (Alt Take)6:33
7Three Bags Full (Alt Take)5:31
9The Maze6:45


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
BLP 4109Herbie Hancock Takin' Off ‎(LP, Album, Mono)Blue NoteBLP 4109US1962
TOCJ-6436Herbie Hancock Takin' Off ‎(CD, Album)Blue NoteTOCJ-6436Japan2004
37053Herbie Hancock Takin'Off ‎(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180)Jazz Images37053Europe2017
DOL882HHerbie Hancock Takin' Off ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180)DOLDOL882HEurope2015
BST 84109Herbie Hancock Takin' Off ‎(LP, Album, RE)Blue NoteBST 84109France1982


  • BassButch Warren
  • DrumsBilly Higgins
  • Engineer [Recording]Rudy Van Gelder
  • Liner NotesLeonard Feather
  • Photography By [Cover Photo], DesignReid Miles
  • ProducerAlfred Lion
  • Reissue ProducerMichael Cuscuna
  • Remastered By [Digitally]Ron McMaster
  • Tenor SaxophoneDexter Gordon
  • TrumpetFreddie Hubbard


Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on May 28, 1962.

Reissue of the original 1962 LP release with three alternative takes as bonus cuts.


  • Barcode (Text): 7 2438-37643-2 7
  • Matrix / Runout: 724383764327


  • Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey



Takin' Off is the debut album by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock released on 4 July 1962 by Blue Note Records. The recording session features Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Dexter Gordon on tenor saxophone. The album is in the hard bop idiom, with its characteristic two horns and a rhythm section. The bluesy track Watermelon Man made it to the Top 100 of the singles charts, and went on to become a jazz standard. The album has been called one of the most accomplished and stunning debuts in the annals of. Herbie Hancocks debut as a leader, Takin Off, revealed a composer and pianist able to balance sophistication and accessibility, somewhat in the vein of Blue Notes prototype hard bopper Horace Silver. Yet while Hancock could be just as funky and blues-rooted as Silver, their overall styles diverged in several ways: Hancock was lighter and more cerebral, a bit more adventurous in his harmonies, and more apt to break his solos out of a groove instead of using them to create one. So even if, in retrospect, Takin' Off is among Hancock's most conventional albums, it shows a young stylist already strikingly mature for his age, and one who can interpret established forms with spirit and imagination. Case in point: the simple, catchy Watermelon Man, which became a Hancock signature tune and a jazz standard in the wake of a hit cover by Latin jazz star Mongo Santamaria. Takin' Off. Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off 1962. To favorites 8 Download album. Listen album. Herbie Hancock. Songs in album Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off 1962. Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man. Herbie Hancock - Three Bags Full. Herbie Hancock - Empty Pockets. Herbie Hancock - The Maze. Herbie Hancock - Driftin'. Herbie Hancock - Alone And I. Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man Alternate Take. Takin' Off, Hub-Tones - 2 Original Albums. The Orchard Music, UMG от лица компании IntBertus AMRA, Sony ATV Publishing, Audiam Publishing. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Herbie Hancock: все альбомы, включая All the Best Tracks , Time To Relaxe , Guitar Town Music и другие. Ищете треки из альбома Takin' Off исполнителя Herbie Hancock Тогда заходите на наш сайт - слушайте музыку онлайн и скачивайте бесплатно. Empty Pockets Herbie Hancock. The Maze Herbie Hancock. Driftin' Herbie Hancock. Alone And I Herbie Hancock. Herbie Hancock : Takin' Off,альбом, рецезия, трек-лист, mp3, тексты песен. Jazz Rock. Список групп Jazz Rock Herbie Hancock Takin' Off. Добавить тексты песен альбома. Добавить рецензию. Add an audio file. Нет оценок. Album 1961 9 Songs. Takin' Off Remastered Herbie Hancock

  • Hilarious Kangaroo
Great album from start to finish. Love Hancock's style, Freddie Hubbard is great and Dexter Gordon is sublime