The Record Collection

Herbie Hancock: Takin’ Off (1962)

Blue Note BST 84109

Track list:

01 – Watermelon Man
02 – Three Bags Full
03 – Empty Pockets
04 – The Maze
05 – Driftin’
06 – Alone and I

Personnel:

Freddie Hubbard – trumpet, flugelhorn
Dexter Gordon – tenor sax
Herbie Hancock – piano
Butch Warren – bass
Billy Higgins – drums

Recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; May 28, 1962.

Producer: Alfred Lion
Recording Engineer: Rudy van Gelder

Cover design & photo: Reid Miles
Liner photography: Francis Wolff

Liner notes: Leonard Feather

Takin’ Off -notes (pdf 73KB)

Re-mastered in 2007 by Rudy van Gelder
Re-issue producer: Michael Cuscuna

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