Herbie Hancock Flood on 180g Import 2LP from Speakers Corner
In the stream of modern jazz during the last decades of the 20th century, the imprint left by pianist, keyboardist, synthesist, composer, arranger, producer, and bandleader Herbie Hancock on jazz, fusion, pop music, R&B, disco, hip-hop, electronica and more – including his beloved traditional post-bop – spans generations.
At the heart of that career are his 16 productive years as a Columbia and CBS/Sony (Japan) recording artist from 1972 to 1988, by far his longest, most prolific association with any record label. Those 16 years encompassed the evolution from the "Mwandishi" Sextet, to the Head Hunters to the Herbie Hancock Group. Of special note in this collection are the eight albums that were released only in Japan.
They are comprised of acoustic and electric, studio and live recordings, and several of them were notable for their deployment of advanced audio technologies in early development in Japan, such as digital recording and direct-to-disc. Flood is one of those efforts, an excellent 1975 collection recorded live in Japan which features Hancock and the Head Hunters Band performing hits from their Head Hunters (1973), Thrust (1974) and Man-Child (1975) albums.
Herbie Hancock (keyboards)
Bennie Maupin (saxophone, clarinet, flute, percussion)
Blackbird McKnight (guitar)
Paul Jackson (bass)
Mike Clark (drums)
Bill Summers (conga, percussion)