Sunday, June 10, 2007


Herbie Hancock: Wiggle-Waggle and Fat Albert Rotunda [1969]

ripped from the cryptically-titled Fat Albert Rotunda

"Wiggle-Waggle": Very hip 8-bar "blues" chord progression on this.

"Fat Albert Rotunda": Great free jazz stylings from Joe Henderson and shamanistic percussion from (?).

This is also the album that contains the classic Fat Mama.

The players:
Herbie Hancock - piano, electric piano
Joe Henderson - alto flute, tenor sax
Johnny Coles - trumpet, fluegel horn
Garnet Brown - trombone
Tootie Heath - drums
Buster Williams - acoustic bass, electric bass
[guitarist and percussionist uncredited, at least on my copy]

all selections written, arranged and conducted by Herbie Hancock

recorded at Van Gelder Recording Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

2 comments:

Little Superstar said...

Very underrated album from Herbie. The players are all top-notch.

bob said...

I think the percussion is Billy Hart. Great music on your blog!