Herbie Hancock Transcriptions

Herbie Hancock Transcriptions

Transcription #1 – “Seven Steps To Heaven”

From the Album “Seven Steps To Heaven”

Herbie Hancock slides through the chord changes at a breakneck pace on Victor Feldman’s composition “Seven Steps to Heaven” (1963) from a Miles Davis record of the same name.

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Transcription #2 – “Watermelon Man”

This hit tune from the album “Takin’ Off” (1962) speaks for itself. After a series of funky solos by heavyweights Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Dexter Gordon on tenor sax, Herbie responds with a blues-drenched piano solo which sends this track into the classic status for which we know it today!

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Transcription #3 – “Witch Hunt”

Wayne Shorter and his quintet changed the game with their classic Blue Note record, “Speak No Evil” (1966). With Elvin Jones on drums and Ron Carter on bass, they showed that avante-garde post-bop music could still swing hard. At the center of this lies Herbie Hancock, who shows his unique style with endlessly searching triplet lines paired with blues exclamations.

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