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Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off download flac

Performer: Herbie Hancock
Title: Takin' Off
Country: US
Style: Hard Bop, Modal
Category: Jazz
Size FLAC: 1613 mb
Size MP3: 1118 mb
Size WMA: 1415 mb

Complete your Herbie Hancock collection. Takin' Off ‎(LP, Album, Mono).

Takin' Off is the debut album by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock that was released in 1962 by Blue Note Records. The recording session included Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Dexter Gordon on tenor saxophone. The album was a hard bop LP, with its characteristic two horns and a rhythm section. The bluesy single "Watermelon Man" made it to the Top 100 of the pop charts, and went on to become a jazz standard.

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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. Released October 1962. Takin' Off Tracklist. 1. Watermelon Man Lyrics.

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Takin’ Off. By: Herbie Hancock (1962, Jazz). More albums from Herbie Hancock: Possibilities by Herbie Hancock. The Prisoner by Herbie Hancock. Speak Like A Child by Herbie Hancock. View all albums . Takin’ Off.


1 Watermelon Man 7:09
2 Three Bags Full 5:27
3 Empty Pockets 6:09
4 The Maze 6:45
5 Driftin' 6:58
6 Alone And I 6:25
7 Watermelon Man (Alt Take) 6:33
8 Three Bags Full (Alt Take) 5:31
9 Empty Pockets (Alt Take) 6:27

Companies, etc.

  • Marketed By – EMI
  • Distributed By – EMI
  • Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Pressed By – – 2100001950989
  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


  • Bass – Butch Warren
  • Drums – Billy Higgins
  • Engineer [Recording] – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Liner Notes – Leonard Feather
  • Photography By [Cover Photo], Design – Reid Miles
  • Piano, Composed By – Herbie Hancock
  • Producer – Alfred Lion
  • Reissue Producer – Michael Cuscuna
  • Remastered By [Digitally] – Ron McMaster
  • Tenor Saxophone – Dexter Gordon
  • Trumpet – Freddie 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.

© ℗ 1996 Capitol Records, Inc.

Declaration on back cover and disc:
Printed in Holland - on back cover.
Made in Holland - on disc.

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Issued in standard jewel case, black tray, with a 6-page foldout booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24383 76432 7
  • Barcode (Scan): 724383764327
  • Matrix / Runout: 2100001950989 8376432
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0133
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9R96

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BLP 4109 Herbie Hancock Takin' Off ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Blue Note BLP 4109 US 1962
TOCJ-6436 Herbie Hancock Takin' Off ‎(CD, Album) Blue Note TOCJ-6436 Japan 2004
37053 Herbie Hancock Takin'Off ‎(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, 180) Jazz Images 37053 Europe 2017
DOL882H Herbie Hancock Takin' Off ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) DOL DOL882H Europe 2015
BST 84109 Herbie Hancock Takin' Off ‎(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BST 84109 France 1982

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