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  • Herbie Hancock Recruits James Genus for Summer Tour

    Herbie Hancock Recruits James Genus for Summer Tour

    Jazz legend Herbie Hancock has announced a tour of the United States and Europe this summer, and it’s going to be incredible. He’s put together a killer lineup for his band with Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Lionel Loueke on guitar, Terrace Martin on drums, and James Genus on bass. The bassist has been a mainstay... »

  • Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters: “Butterfly” Live with Marcus Miller

    Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters: “Butterfly” Live with Marcus Miller

    Herbie Hancock took the stage at the Tokyo Jazz Festival in 2005 with a version of the Headhunters which included bassist Marcus Miller. Here the group performs “Butterfly”, which appeared on Hancock’s 1974 album Thrust. Marcus starts things off on bass clarinet before picking up his bass. And at that point, things get extra groovy.... »

  • Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters: Palm Grease (Live, 1974)

    Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters: Palm Grease (Live, 1974)

    Oh yes, this is the good stuff. Anchored by bassist Paul Jackson and drummer Mike Clark, here’s Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters performing live in November 1974 at Musikladen in Bremen, Germany. Funky! »

  • Funk! Paul Jackson with Herbie Hancock (1979)

    Funk! Paul Jackson with Herbie Hancock (1979)

    Rick Suchow shares this super funky live performance of Herbie Hancock and his Headhunters band performing live in 1979 at Chelsea College in London. And as usual, bassist Paul Jackson brings the funk. Someone better light a match! »

  • Herbie Hancock with Paul Jackson: “Hang Up Your Hang Ups” live 1979

    Herbie Hancock with Paul Jackson: “Hang Up Your Hang Ups” live 1979

    Paul Jackson is laying it down in this 1979 live performance of Herbie Hancock’s “Hang Up Your Hang Ups”. The concert took place at Chelsea College, London, with Herbie on keys, Jackson on bass, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, Bennie Maupin on sax, Ray Obiedo on guitar, Bill Summers on percussion and Webster Lewis Jr. on... »

  • Miles Davis Quintet: All Blues live (1964)

    Happy Sunday. Enjoy one from the archives: the Miles Davis Quintet performing “All Blues”, with Ron Carter on bass The group: Miles Davis – trumpet Wayne Shorter – tenor sax Herbie Hancock – piano Ron Carter – bass Tony Williams – drums »

  • Headhunters: Chameleon, Live

    Headhunters: Chameleon, Live

    Check out this 1998 performance of Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters, performing Chameleon. Bassist Paul Jackson is holding down the low end (and the upper register too!) Also on the date: Benny Maupin on sax, Bill Summers on percussion and Mike Clark on drums. »

  • Bunny Brunel: Ivanhoe re-released

    Bunny Brunel‘s Ivanhoe, originally released in 1983, has been reissued by Planet Blue label today. The CD features eight original compositions by Brunel, with appearances by Chick Corea on Mini-Moog and Fender Rhodes, Herbie Hancock on piano, Stanley Clarke on bass, Tony Williams on drums, Joe Farrell on saxophone, Bill Watrous on trombone, Tom Brechtlein... »