Herbie Hancock – Dis Is Da Drum (1994/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

(Last Updated On: August 31, 2021)

Herbie Hancock – Dis Is Da Drum (1994/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz  | Time – 00:55:04 minutes | 2,19 MB | Genre: Jazz, Funk
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © The Verve Music Group
Recorded: 2013, Garage Sale Studios in L.A., CA; Studio 55 in L.A., CA

In the 1970s, Herbie Hancock created a successful blend of jazz improvisation and contemporary funk rhythms in a succession of albums beginning with the classic Head Hunters. On Dis Is Da Drum, Hancock once again takes a dive into contemporary rhythms, in this case mid-’90s hip-hop. While the blend was not as commercially successful this time around as his crossover forays of twenty years earlier had been, the resulting music still proves to be well worth checking out. Employing cohorts like Bennie Maupin, Wah Wah Watson and multi-percussionist Bill Summers from the old days, and combining them with a huge roster of contemporary jazz, rap and hip-hop musicians, Hancock creates a surprising album full of samples, sequences, drum loops, and rhythm armies. Layered across the top are a variety of solos from Hancock himself, flutist Hubert Laws, trumpeter Wallace Roney, saxophonist Maupin and vocal snippets from various sources. The release of this album was delayed because of disagreements between the artist and his record company over the final mixes. It is, nonetheless, a recording that rewards repeated listening, from the updated version of “Butterfly,” which made its first appearance on 1974’s Thrust, to such irresistible gems as “Mojuba,” “Bo Ba Be Da” and the title track. Not for jazzers whose ears and minds are closed to new sounds and ideas, but proof that jazz is a continually evolving music capable of absorbing the sounds of each new era and expanding its vocabulary as a result. –Jim Newsom

1 Call It ’95 4:39
2 Dis Is Da Drum 4:49
3 Shooz 1:17
4 The Melody (On The DeuceBy 44) 4:05
5 Mojuba 4:59
6 Butterfly 6:08
7 Juju 5:03
8 Hump 4:43
9 Come And See Me 4:32
10 Rubber Soul 6:40
11 Bo Ba Be Da 8:04

Herbie Hancock – synthesizer, piano, electric piano, clavinet, Moog synthesizer, synthesizer bass, rhythm arrangements
Francis Awe – vocals
Skip Burney – djembe
Chill Factor – dap
Guy Eckstine – drums
Lazaro Galarraga – vocals
Will “Roc” Griffin – sampling, loops, sequencing, rhythm arrangements
Nengue Hernandez – bata
William Kennedy – drums
Mars Lasar – synthesizer, keyboards, sound design
Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone
Airto Moreira – Percussion
The Real Richie Rich – scratching
Darrell Robertson – guitar, rhythm arrangements
Wallace Roney – trumpet
Jay Shanklin – rhythm arrangements
Darrell Smith – keyboards, electric piano, rhythm arrangements
Ken Strong – drums
Bill Summers – percussion, conga, tambourine, bells, dunun, djembe, shekere, vocal arrangement, rhythm arrangements, cabasa
Frank Thibeaux – bass guitar
Wah Wah Watson – guitar
background vocals – Marina Bambino, Huey Jackson, Hollis Payseur, Angel Rogers, Yvette Summers, Louis Verdeaux


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