Herbie Hancock: Chameleon




Herbie Hancock (electric piano, clavinet, synthesizer, pipes)


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Herbie Hancock (electric piano, clavinet, synthesizer, pipes), Bennie Maupin (reeds), Bill Summers (percussion), Harvey Mason (drums),

Paul Jackson (electric bass, marimbula),


Composed by Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason & Bennie Maupin


Recorded: San Francisco, early 1973


Rating: 85/100 (learn more)

Get down tonight! Set your K-tel Time-Travel Device to the 1970s and prepare to boogie! Naturally you'll need platform shoes and polyester bell-bottoms, with an Aubrey Beardsley peacock shirt open to the navel. Now add 19 necklaces with garish pendants, topped by a Pam Grier Autographed Afro. I'm talkin' about Shaft! Or rather about Herbie Hancock giving jazz the shaft. "Chameleon" shows his career-long adaptive advantage in camouflaging appearance to fit the environment. With jazz's audience shrunk to the capacity of a Volkswagen Bus, heeeere's Herbie alchemizing trendy electronic gadgetry and monotonous funk into fool's gold. Act now! Supplies are limited!

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz

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