Sep 8, 2011
One of my favorite blogs, Breathe of Life, has been a bit sporadic in their postings this summer. However, their latest posting of a Herbie Hancock Mixtape makes up in quality what they have lost in quantity.
As Kalamu says in his always insightful comments:
So, the three phases of Herbie Hancock’s musical development: straight ahead contemporary jazz, avant garde free expression, and mass oriented, back-beat heavy, funky dance music. The reason I’ve combined all this in the classic category beyond the obvious influence exerted by all three on the development of the music is the fact that there is a Herbie Hancock recording that perfectly illustrates the strengths of all three phases.
Check out the mixtape, which includes some bootleg performances
from the Seventies that are sure to keep Herbie fans