Herbie Hancock   Fat Albert Rotunda
3.9
excellent
Release Date: 1969
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3.5 greatAlabaster Jones | March 17th 16

For being one of the greatest innovators and forward thinking minds in jazz, I feel that Herbie Hancock's importance is understated. He was instrumental in the development of jazz fusion, and this was one of his earliest forays into said development. What we have here are seven extremely well rounded and solid jazz-funk tracks. It's not as funky as, say, Head Hunters, but the sound is undeniable. Thus, most of these tracks, especially "Oh! Oh! Here He Comes" are very catchy, and some even danceable. From a songwriting standpoint, each of the compositions generally work in the same way, with infectious rhythms and refrains dominating the record. That is, except for "Jessica", which is a much slower and more traditional jazz number, famously used as the main sample for Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones, Part II". Hancock himself puts in a very nice performance on the keyboard, as was the usual, and though he'd easily top this record a number of times in his career, it really helped get him going when it came to fusion jazz.

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3.0 goodPsyQonaut | April 28th 16
4.0 excellentSandwichBubble | February 10th 16
4.0 excellentLowellWolfe | December 14th 15
2.5 averageJordan Hageman | October 21st 15
3.0 goodJarek | July 8th 15
3.5 greatMrYeeepa | March 14th 15
5.0 classicdevontaewest | January 17th 15
4.0 excellentFlappadoink | January 16th 15
4.5 superbffbadd | July 16th 14
4.5 superbandyfraser | March 14th 14
4.5 superbKinch | June 15th 13
3.5 greatDeputyExorcist | April 14th 13
3.5 greatboleyn2 | March 20th 13
2.5 averageSo that escalated quickly | February 23rd 13
4.5 superbwhitefinger | February 9th 13
4.0 excellentfroghawk | March 30th 12
4.0 excellentChrisjon89 | January 1st 12
4.0 excellentAustin Newell | November 14th 11
4.5 superbbthirteen | October 9th 11
5.0 classictylerdurdenpt | September 22nd 11
4.5 superbWooHa | May 1st 11

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