Original Release Date: 1974
Hancock/Electric Piano, Synthesizers, Bennie Maupin/Saxophones,
Bass Clarinet, Flute, Paul Jackson/Electric Bass, Harvey
Mason/Drums, Bill Summers/Percussion, Congas
2. Watermelon Man
4. Vein Melter .
a funky album! Herbie Hancock has invented a new brand
of jazz using this album. Funky-jazz. It's George Clinton
meet Miles Davis. "Chameleon" is a classic; this version
is much better than what my classmates performed at
college. "Watermelon Man" is twisted. "Sly" and "Vein
Melter" are cool and mellow. This album would get an
A if "Watermelon Man" was less twisted! Still a classic!
This album opened up a new era of funk!