Herbie Hancock – Monster (Epic 2017 #111)

The Epic 2017 Project #111: 170421

Herbie Hancock – Monster (1980)

Herbert Jeffrey “Herbie” Hancock (born April 12, 1940) started his career with Donald Byrd.  Then he  joined the Miles Davis Quintet where he helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. He was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and funk music. Hancock’s music is often melodic and accessible; he has had many songs “cross over” and achieved success among pop audiences.

His best-known compositions include “Cantaloupe Island”, “Watermelon Man” (later performed by dozens of musicians, including bandleader Mongo Santamaría), “Maiden Voyage”, “Chameleon”, and the singles “I Thought It Was You” and “Rockit”

Monster was his twenty-ninth album.  Released as a follow-up to the “Feets” album, it avoided jazz and funk in favor of disco.

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