Herbie Hancock

“A cooking rendition of the uptempo blues”

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Throughout his wide-ranging career, Herbie Hancock has played everything from straight-ahead jazz to post-bop, electronic music, funk, pop, and music that cannot be easily categorized.

But no matter what idiom Hancock is exploring at the moment, he can always switch back to bop on a moment’s notice.

Hancock shows his expertise on an uptempo version of the Miles Davis straight-ahead blues “Walkin’” at a Jan. 26, 1983 concert that took place at the Palazzo del Congress in Lugano, Italy.

Bassist Ron Carter and drummer Billy Cobham also have their chances to share the spotlight on this spirited version.


Herbie Hancock, piano
Ron Carter, bass
Billy Cobham, drums

-Scott Yanow


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