Through Dec 31st: All orders $75+ will receive a free flexi disc of Auld Lang Syne by Wheedle's Groove artists Black on White Affair + free domestic media mail shipping on one shipment per order. (For retail customers). Choose PRIORITY MAIL for guaranteed arrival before Christmas for all orders placed by DEC 17th 4PM PST (domestic / lower 48 states only)

Herbie Hancock

Man-Child

Columbia PC 33812
Release Notes
  • 180 gram LP w/ Standard Sleeve
  • Recording: July 1975 at Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco / Village Recorders, Los Angeles / Funky Features, San Francisco / Crystal Studios, Los Angeles

After his early avant-garde years with Blue Note Records, Herbie Hancock achieved much success with pop music fans by gradually turning towards a mixture of Afro-American styles in which he combined soul, jazz and funk.

Having composed the soundtrack to Bill Cosby’s animated children’s show “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids” and released a popular family-orientated album entitled “Fat Albert Rotunda”, Hancock stated that instead of looking for jazz musicians who could play funky music, he had searched for funk musicians with a feeling for jazz. That this concept functions only too well is demonstrated in the funky album “Man-Child”, which features such brilliant jazz musicians as Wayne Shorter, Bennie Maupin and Ernie Watts. But wait! There’s no narcissistic showing off here as in a jam session. The whole band performs as one, playing concentrated grooves around Hancock’s carefully intertwined electronic sounds. The result is a fast-paced funky style, due to the collective efforts of the band, although each member is given ample opportunity to show off his prowess in short solo interludes and thus delight the listener with his unique style.