Annotation

Label: Blue Note - Catalog #: BLP 4109 - Format: LP (1962)
Label: Toshiba/EMI - Catalog #: TOCJ-6436 / 4988006822566 - Format: CD (2004/08/25)
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA
Recording Date: 1962/05/28

Annotation last modified on 2006-05-28 12:55 UTC.

Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 Watermelon Man
7:14
A2 Three Bags Full
5:31
A3 Empty Pockets
6:12
B1 The Maze
6:50
B2 Driftin'
7:01
B3 Alone and I
6:29

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

trumpet:
Freddie Hubbard (track A1)
Freddie Hubbard (1962-05-28) (tracks A3–B1, B3)
drums:
Tony Williams (American jazz drummer) (tracks A1, B2)
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (1962-05-28) (tracks A3–B1, B3)
bass:
Butch Warren (tracks A1, B2)
Butch Warren (1962-05-28) (tracks A3–B1, B3)
piano:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (tracks A1, B2)
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (1962-05-28) (tracks A3–B1, B3)
tenor saxophone:
Dexter Gordon (tracks A1, B2)
Dexter Gordon (1962-05-28) (tracks A3–B1, B3)
flugelhorn:
Freddie Hubbard (track B2)
composer:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (tracks A1–B3)
producer:
Alfred Lion (tracks A3–B1, B3)
recorded by:
Rudy van Gelder (1962-05-28) (tracks A3–B1, B3)
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in New Jersey, United States (1962-05-28 –) (track B2)
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in New Jersey, United States (1962-05-28) (tracks A3–B1, B3)
sampled by:
recording of:
Driftin' (track B2)
Three Bags Full (track A2)
Watermelon Man (track A1)
Alone and I (1962-05-28) (track B3)
Empty Pockets (1962-05-28) (track A3)
The Maze (1962-05-28) (track B1)

Release

drums: Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer)
double bass: Butch Warren
piano: Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer)
tenor saxophone: Dexter Gordon
flugelhorn and trumpet: Freddie Hubbard
design/illustration: Reid Miles
liner notes: Leonard Feather
photography: Reid Miles
producer: Alfred Lion
recorded by: Rudy van Gelder
remastered versions: Takin' Off
Takin' Off
Takin' Off
Takin' Off
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/1907708 [info]