(excerpt : first two minutes)
Herbie Hancock Bootleg #45 for the collection :
Well why not a 2nd post in a day for this blog's anniversary ?
Two hours and four minutes of Herbie Hancock and his Mwandishi band, recorded live on August 4th, 1971 at NDR Studios in Hamburg, Germany as a continuous take.
1970-71 saw a seismic change in Hancock's music - after finishing the "Fat Albert Rotunda" album at the end of 1969; his major recordings during 1970 were the Miles Davis albums "A Tribute to Jack Johnson" and "Live Evil", then his studio album "Mwandishi" was recorded on December 31st, 1970. Quite a way to spend New Year's Eve! This session comes eight months later.
In searching for information about this session, I can only see that it's changed hands between traders as a tape and then a 2 CD set for many years; and that the 50 min section of "Ostinato" has sometimes been sold in some places. My version is a Soulseek find @ 192kbps; and I thought it would be good to release this into the blogosphere.
Hope you enjoy it!
... and more Hancock bootlegs here.
TRACKLIST1. Toys (46:44)
2. Speak like a child (27:13)
3. Ostinato (50:36)
Herbie Hancock - fender rhodes, acoustic piano
Bennie Maupin - tenor sax, flute, bass clarinet
Billy Hart - drums
Buster Williams - bass
Julian Priester - trombone
Eddie Henderson - trumpet, flugelhorn
NDR Studios, Hamburg, Germany, August 4th 1971
Thanks Max for the details.
Other albums linked to here are at San Pasquale Ent., Call It Anything, Oufar Khan, Into the Rhythm.
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