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

Medium 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Watermelon Man
7:14
2 Three Bags Full
5:31
3 Empty Pockets
6:12
4 The Maze
6:50
5 Driftin'
7:01
6 Alone and I
6:29

Credits

Medium 1

trumpet:
Freddie Hubbard (track 1)
Freddie Hubbard (1962-05-28) (tracks 3–4, 6)
drums:
Tony Williams (American jazz drummer) (tracks 1, 5)
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (1962-05-28) (tracks 3–4, 6)
bass:
Butch Warren (tracks 1, 5)
Butch Warren (1962-05-28) (tracks 3–4, 6)
piano:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (tracks 1, 5)
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (1962-05-28) (tracks 3–4, 6)
tenor saxophone:
Dexter Gordon (tracks 1, 5)
Dexter Gordon (1962-05-28) (tracks 3–4, 6)
flugelhorn:
Freddie Hubbard (track 5)
composer:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (tracks 1–6)
producer:
Alfred Lion (tracks 3–4, 6)
recorded by:
Rudy van Gelder (1962-05-28) (tracks 3–4, 6)
recorded at:
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in New Jersey, United States (1962-05-28 –) (track 5)
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in New Jersey, United States (1962-05-28) (tracks 3–4, 6)
sampled by:
recording of:
Driftin' (track 5)
Three Bags Full (track 2)
Watermelon Man (track 1)
Alone and I (1962-05-28) (track 6)
Empty Pockets (1962-05-28) (track 3)
The Maze (1962-05-28) (track 4)

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