Tag: Freddie Hubbard

Herbie Hancock – “Driftin'”

Keyboard legend Herbie Hancock kicked off his wildly successful recording career on this day (May 28) in 1962 with the release of his debut album as a leader, Takin’ Off.

Eric Dolphy – “Hat and Beard”

“Hat and Beard,” a tribute to pianist Thelonious Monk that employs dissonant harmonies, scattershot rhythms, and a wobbly, elastic melody in the service of good old-fashioned swing.

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