Herbie Hancock – Then and Now: The Definitive Herbie Hanckock

Artist: Herbie Hancock
Title: Then and Now: The Definitive Herbie Hanckock
Year Of Release: 2008
Label: Verve
Genre: Jazz
Quality: Mp3 / 320kbps
Total Time: 78:03 min
Total Size: 177 MB

01.Maiden Voyage
02.Cantaloupe Island
03.Wiggle Waggle
04.Chameleon (Edit)
05.St. Louis Blues
06.Chan’s Song (Never Said)
08.Don’t Explain
09.All Apologies
10.Watermelon Man
11.Rockit (Live)
Bonus Tracks
12.River (Live)
13.Maiden Voyage (Live)

The idea of collecting tracks off several of jazz legend Herbie Hancock’s albums from the influential ’60s Blue Note years through to his Grammy-winning 2007 album River is a nice idea that doesn’t quite come together on Verve’s Then and Now: The Definitive Herbie Hancock. Obviously designed to showcase the whole of Hancock’s career post his 2007 Grammy win for River: The Joni Letters, Then and Now doesn’t really give you the full picture. With only five tracks devoted to his ’60s/’70s recordings (arguably his most essential and defining period), there’s just not enough "then" here to really qualify this as a "definitive" collection. Not to mention that Then and Now basically ignores Hancock’s ’70s recordings, opting for merely an "edit" of "Chameleon" and the album version of "Watermelon Man," which comes out of chronological order near the end of the collection. Add in that you only get a live version of "Rockit" and you’re left with less a definitive view of Hancock’s career and more of a thumbnail sketch.




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