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


Anonymous 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!