The Essential Herbie Hancock (2 CDs)

The Essential Herbie Hancock, drawing on his work for seven different labels, is the finest and most panoramic retrospective ever assembled on this consummate artist. Spanning the early 1960's to the late 1990's, Hancock is captured as a sideman (with no less than Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins) and leader, on grand piano or a battery of keyboards. Virtually every item in his glittering discography as a bandleader is here, with a supporting cast that lists Dexter Gordon, Stevie Wonder, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Joni Mitchell, and of course the eternally astounding team of bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams. This collection is the perfect introduction to this legendary musical genius.

Disc One:
1. Watermelon Man mp3
2. 'Round Midnight mp3
3. Cantaloupe Island mp3
4. Maiden Voyage mp3
5. Circle mp3
6. The Sorcerer mp3
7. Tell Me a Bedtime Story mp3
8. Hidden Shadows mp3
9. Chameleon mp3
10. Joanna's Theme mp3

Disc: 2
1. Butterfly
2. People Music
3. Milestones
4. 4 Am
5. Come Running To Me
6. Goodbye Porkpie Hat
7. Finger Painting
8. Stars In Your Eyes
9. Rockit
10. St. Louis Blues
11. Manhattan

Released 3/7/06