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In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Serenade to a Soul Sister”, the 16th Horace Silver album. It was recorded February – March 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone
  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Tolliver – trumpet
  • Bob Cranshaw – bass, electric bass
  • John Williams – bass
  • Mickey Roker – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums, photography
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Horace Silver.

  1. Psychedelic Sally
  2. Serenade to a Soul Sister
  3. Rain Dance
  4. Jungle Juice
  5. Kindred Spirits
  6. Next Time I Fall in Love

On June 15, 1978.

On June 15, 1978, “Columbia” label released “Sunlight”, the 19th Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by David Rubinson and Herbie Hancock.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock – lead and background vocals (vocoder), keyboards, synthesizers, string, brass and woodwind arrangements
  • Patrick Gleeson – additional synthesizers
  • Bennie Maupin – soprano saxophone solo
  • Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker, Jr. – guitar
  • Byron Miller, Paul Jackson, Jaco Pastorius – electric bass
  • Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, James Levi, Harvey Mason, Sr., Tony Williams – drums
  • Raul Rekow, Bill Summers – percussion
  • Baba Duru – table
  • Bobby Shew, Maurice Spears, Robert O’Bryant, Garnett Brown – brass
  • Ernest J. Watts, Fred Jackson, Jr., Jack Nimitz, David Willard Riddles – woodwind
  • Terry Adams, Roy Malan, Nathan Rubin, Linda Wood, Emily VanValkenburgh – strings
  • David Rubinson, Fred Catero, Chris Minto, Cheryl Ward – engineers
  • Steve Mantoani – engineer
  • Terry Becker – assistant engineer
  • Phill Brown – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks composed by Herbie Hancock, except where noted.

  1. I Thought It Was You – Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin, Jeffrey Cohen
  2. Come Running to Me – lyrics by Allee Willis
  3. Sunlight
  4. No Means Yes
  5. Good Question

On February 24, 1971.

On February 24, 1971, “Columbia” label released “Jack Johnson”, the 39th Miles Davis album. It was recorded February – April 1970, at “30th Street” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • Steve Grossman – soprano saxophone
  • Bennie Maupin – bass clarinet
  • John McLaughlin – electric guitar
  • Sonny Sharrock – electric guitar
  • Herbie Hancock – organ
  • Chick Corea – electric piano
  • Dave Holland – electric bass
  • Michael Henderson – electric bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Brock Peters – narration
  • Teo Macero – conduction of “unknown orchestra”
  • Stan Tonkel – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Miles Davis.

  1. Right Off
  2. Yesternow

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Caramba!” the 29th Lee Morgan album. It was recorded in May 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Francis Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Reggie Workman – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums
  • Cal Massey – arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Lee Morgan except where noted.

  1. Caramba
  2. Suicide City
  3. Cunning Lee
  4. Soulita
  5. Helen’s Ritual

On June 30, 1969.

On June 30, 1969, “Solid State” label released “Is”, the third Chick Corea studio album. It was recorded in May 1969, at “Bell Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Sonny Lester.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea – piano, electric piano
  • Woody Shaw– trumpet
  • Bennie Maupin– tenor saxophone
  • Hubert Laws– flute, piccolo flute
  • Dave Holland– double bass
  • Jack DeJohnette– drums
  • Horace Arnold– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Chick Corea.

  1. Is
  2. Jamala
  3. This
  4. It

In February 1972.

In February 1972, “Groove Merchant” label released “Sundance”, the fourth Chick Corea album. It was recorded in May 1969, and was produced by Sonny Lester.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea– piano
  • Hubert Laws– flute, piccolo flute
  • Bennie Maupin– tenor saxophone
  • Woody Shaw– trumpet
  • Dave Holland– bass
  • Jack De Johnette– drums
  • Horace Arnold– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Chick Corea.

  1. The Brain
  2. Song of Wind
  3. Converge
  4. Sundance

 

On January 21, 1979.

On January 21, 1979, “CBS / Sony” label released (only in Japan) “Directstep” the twenty-fourth Herbie Hancock studio album. It was recorded October 17 – 18, 1978, and was produced by David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– vocals, Fender Rhodes,  clavinet,  Oberheim,  Prophet, Yamaha CS-80, Minimoog  synthesizers, Sennheiser vocoder
  • Webster Lewis- Hammond B-3 organ; Prophet, Yamaha CS-40, ARP String Ensemble and Minimoog synthesizers; Fender Rhodes, backing vocals
  • Bennie Maupin- soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone,  lyricon
  • Ray Obiedo- electric guitar
  • Paul Jackson- electric bass
  • Alphonse Mouzon– drums
  • Bill Summers- percussion

Track listing:

  1. Butterfly – Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin
  2. Shiftless Shuffle – Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Bill Summers
  3. I Thought It Was You – Jeffrey Cohen, Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Columbia” label released “Secrets”, the 16th Herbie Hancock studio album. It was recorded in 1976, in San Francisco, and was produced by David Rubinson and Herbie Hancock.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– acoustic piano, Rhodes electric piano, electric grand piano, ARP Odyssey, ARP String Ensemble,  Hohner D6 Clavinet,  Micromoog, Oberheim 4 Voice, Echoplex
  • Bennie Maupin– soprano sax, tenor sax, saxello, lyricon, bass clarinet
  • Ray Parker Jr.– guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul Jackson– bass
  • James Gadson, James Levi– drums
  • Kenneth Nash– percussion
  • Wah Wah Watson– guitar, Maestro universal synthesiser system / sample and hold unit, voice bag; vocals, bass

Track listing:

  1. Doin’ It – Melvin Ragin, Ray Parker, Jr.
  2. People Music – Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin, Paul Jackson
  3. Cantelope Island – Herbie Hancock
  4. Spider – Melvin Ragin, Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson
  5. Gentle Thoughts – Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin
  6. Swamp Rat – Paul Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin
  7. Sansho Shima – Bennie Maupin

On September 6, 1974.

Herbie Hancock_Thrust

On September 6, 1974, “Columbia” label released “Thrust”, the fourteen Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded August 1974, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by David Rubinson and Herbie Hacock.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hohner D6 clavinet, ARP Odyssey, ARP Soloist, ARP 2600, ARP String Ensemble
  • Bennie Maupin– tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, saxello, bass clarinet, alto flute
  • Paul Jackson– electric bass
  • Mike Clark– drums
  • Bill Summers- percussion

Track listing.

All tracks by Herbie Hancock except where noted.

  1. Palm Grease
  2. Actual Proof
  3. Butterfly – Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin
  4. Spank-a-Lee – Herbie Hancock, Mike Clark, Paul Jackson

 

On August 22, 1975.

Man Child

On August 22, 1975, “Columbia” label released “Man-Child”, the seventeenth Herbie Hancock studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, at “Wally Heider Studios”; “Funky Features” in San Francisco, “Village Recorders”; “Crystal Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Rubinson and Herbie Hancock.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– synthesizer, acoustic piano, electric piano, ARP Odyssey, ARP Pro Soloist, Oberheim 4 Voice, Fender Rhodes, clavinet
  • Wayne Shorter– alto and soprano saxophones
  • Jay DaVersa, Bud Brisbois– trumpet
  • Bennie Maupin– bass clarinet, alto flute, saxello, bass flute, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, percussion
  • Dick “Slide” Hyde– tuba and bass trombone
  • Garnett Brown– trombone
  • Henry E. Davis, Paul Jackson, Louis Johnson– electric bass
  • Harvey Mason, James Gadson, Mike Clark– drums
  • Stevie Wonder– harmonica
  • Bill Summers– percussion
  • Ernie Watts, Jim Horn– flute and saxophone
  • Dewayne McKnight, David T. Walker– electric guitar
  • Wah Wah Watson– synthesizer, voice bag, electric guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Herbie Hancock, except where noted.

  1. Hang Up Your Hang Ups – Herbie Hancock, Ragin, Paul Jackson
  2. Sun Touch
  3. The Traitor – Herbie Hancock, Ragin, Louis Johnson, Wayne Shorter
  4. Bubbles – Herbie Hancock, Ragin
  5. Steppin’ in It
  6. Heartbeat – Herbie Hancock, Ragin, Paul Jackson