Herbie Hancock — Fat Albert Rotunda

 

1969’s Fat Albert Rotunda was Herbie Hancock’s first record for the Warner Brothers label and features a jazz/funk style that he would explore in the following decade.  The music was composed for Bill Cosby’s Fat Albert television show and includes a great group of musicians, notably Joe Henderson (ts) and Buster Williams (bs).  Although much of the LP leans heavily on the funk side (and is excellent), some tracks, like beautiful tune “Tell Me A Bedtime Story”, are still firmly in the jazz tradition with added soul and r&b influences.

(Details: Warner Brothers WS 1834)

Herbie Hancock — Tell Me A Bedtime Story

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