Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (Analogue Productions)

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"Columbia's LP release had decent sound, but Analogue Productions' new vinyl mastering by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, takes the sound up several notches from there. The LP is housed in a gorgeous film-laminated jacket from Stoughton Printing — it looks and sounds better than ever."

Hancock already had an acclaimed career before taking a slight detour in the early 70's Head Hunters, however, was something different: a stripped-down date featuring reed man Bennie Maupin as the only horn player, and a funk-oriented rhythm section made up of Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, and Bill Summers.

Hancock traded in his sophisticated piano performances and complex compositions for simple melodies, slow-burn funk grooves, and light electric keyboard splashes. the results, particularly on the tracks "Chameleon" and "Watermelon Man," had a profound impact on other musicians. A true fusion classic.

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