Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters - Live 1973 - CD
Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters 1973, Fairfield Theatre, East Lansing, MI 1973, National Public Radio
“I was tired of everything being heavy. I wanted to play something lighter.”
After Mwandishi, his early 70s experimental sextet, met with critical and commercial indifference, Herbie Hancock turned his gaze to Sly and the Family Stone and James Brown. The result was Headhunters, a new and tighter fusion of jazz and funk. Great tunes, high-precision grooves and vein melting solos. This appearance captures Herbie, Bennie Maupin and Anthony Jackson in full flight just after the release of their debut album, replacement drummer Mike Clark fitting in perfectly.
Herbie Hancock – keyboards / Bennie Maupin – reeds / Paul Jackson – bass / Mike Clark - drums
1. Intro - Sly / 2. Watermelon Man - Band Intro / 3. Shiftless Shuffle / 4. Chameleon / 5. The Spook Who Sits By The Door