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When it was an album by an unpublished sound source in those days, I memorize it. I think that the album is well-done. Shiftless Shuffle is collected in Directstep. However, the rhythm section in the Hands version is overwhelming. The performance of atmosphere and Jaco of 4 A.M is very splendid classic fusion. And I vote for "Spiraling Prism" personally.
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^ Yeah - it's the Head Hunters line-up isn't it? (on 'Shiftless') Great album
Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

^ Can't say I'm familiar with that album.

Another album that has been overlooked in this thread (and overlooked in Herbie's discography overall), is his album, "MR. HANDS". I love it, it's such a different mix of stuff from fusion, to funk, to calypso jazz, etc. Underrated, maybe because it was released in 1980, but don't let that fool you. It's just as good as his Headhunters albums, like Man-Child and Secrets, not as good as the former, but a lot more enjoyable than the latter. MR. HANDS should actually be in my list instead of Secrets.
 
I think I put Mr Hands in my top ten - the pic won't display here at work, but I'm sure I did - and I reckon it was John's review here that made me check out mr hands Wink


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kazuhiro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jun 2012 at 11:26pm
Talk about electronic Hancock. The album is not the Top Ten for me. However, I think that "Butterfly" of Kimiko Kasai is slightly an album with the form such as the spin-off. Probably John may know the album.
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"Just Around The Corner"off of Mr. Hands used to be a favorite song of mine for a long time. It's so funky. And yea, Shiftless Shuffle is the original Headhunters lineup (with Harvey Mason on drums). 4Am if excellent, Jaco shines. It's almost like a long-lost track off of the Jaco s/t. Actually, each song is like a long-lost tune from different Herbie albums.
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