NOTE: THIS ALBUM IS IN 192kHz/24bit FORMAT
Shortly after jazz legend Herbie Hancock picked up his Album of the Year Grammy back in February of 2008 for The Joni Letters, a stellar, swinging crew of four began a week-long engagement at the Iridium in midtown Manhattan in which they went about interpreting classic Hancock compositions. The gig was a rousing success and the quartet - veterans Lenny White on drums and Buster Williams on bass along with young lions George Colligan on piano and Steve Wilson on saxophone - would subsequently go into the studio to document their remarkable chemistry and ingenious takes on these familiar Herbie tunes for Chesky Records.
George Colligan - Fender Rhodes
Lenny White - drums
Buster Williams - bass
Steve Wilson - alto sax, soprano sax
Producer Charles Carlini, David Chesky
Executive Producer Norman Chesky
Co-Producer Felicia Douglass, Lisa Hershfield, Adam Minkoff
Engineer Rick Eckerle, Nicholas Prout
Editing Engineer Nicholas Prout
Mastering Engineer Nicholas Prout
Recorded November 29, 2007.
This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.
Hancock Island: The Music of Herbie Hancock (SACD341)
- Cantaloupe Island [Herbie Hancock]
- Fat Albert Rotunda [Herbie Hancock]
- Butterfly [Herbie Hancock]
- Finger Painting [Herbie Hancock]
- Chameleon [Herbie Hancock/Paul Jackson/Harvey William Mason Jr./Bennie Maupin/Harvey Mason, Sr.]
- Rockit [Michael James Beinhorn/Herbie Hancock/Bill Laswell]
- Watermelon Man [Herbie Hancock]
- Maiden Voyage [Herbie Hancock]
Liner notes by Bill Milkowski.