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Herbie’s classic debut album. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on 28th May 1962. Featuring a truly impressive quintet of Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Dexter Gordon (tenor), Butch Warren (bass) and Billy Higgins (drums). Rooted firmly in hard bop but also showcasing the exquisite ballad Alone And I. Features the all-time classic Herbie standard Watermelon Man, a top 100 pop hit for Herbie and number 10 hit for Mongo Santamaria. Produced by Alfred Lion. The famous cover art was designed and photographed by Reid Miles.

Herbie Hancock -Takin' Off

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