Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lenny White, Buster Williams, George Colligan, Steve Wilson: Hancock Island - The Music Of Herbie Hancock (2008)

Shortly after jazz legend Herbie Hancock picked up his Album of the Year Grammy back in February of 2008 for The Joni Letters, a stellar, swinging crew of four began a week-long engagement at the Iridium in midtown Manhattan in which they went about interpreting classic Hancock compositions. The gig was a rousing success and the quartet - veterans Lenny White on drums and Buster Williams on bass along with young lions George Colligan on piano and Steve Wilson on saxophone - would subsequently go into the studio to document their remarkable chemistry and ingenious takes on these familiar Herbie tunes for Chesky Records.
1 Cantaloupe Island 07:33
2 Fat Albert Rotunda 06:01
3 Butterfly 06:15
4 Fingerpainting 06:07
5 Chameleon 09:44
6 Rockit 05:34
7 Watermelon Man 07:37
8 Maiden Voyage 07:01
Lenny White - drums
Buster Williams - bass
George Colligan - electric piano
Steve Wilson - soprano & alto saxophones
Hancock Island: Music of Herbie Hancock
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