If you dont wanna listen to the whole thing thats fine cuz like the original, its pretty repetitive but check out the solos and let me know what you think. Deconstructing the bassline in herbie hancocks chameleon. This twodisc retrospective does a good job of showcasing not only hancocks development but also changes in jazz and popular music. Chameleon by herbie hancock sheet music for alto saxophone. Key of ab concert 100 bpm 4 alto sax 4 tenor sax 1 bari sax 4 bb trumpet 4 trombone synthesizer bass drumset. About herbie hancock herbert jeffrey herbie hancock born april 12, 1940 is an american pianist and composer.
Chameleon is a super fun song written by herbie hancock. The record is a showcase for hancock in two different modes as herbie plays solo acoustic piano on side one, and delivers these really haunting renditions of maiden voyage and dolphin dance both of them long, and with relaxed exploratory solos. As part of miles daviss second great quintet, hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the postbop sound. Past, present and fusion herbie hancocks music has always been experimental from his electric funk in. Herbie hancock has always been looking at the future. Herbie hancock and the headhunters chameleon paste. Fingerpainting the music of herbie hancock discogs. In hancocks version, its the lyrics, among mitchells masterpieces, that have vanished. In the original studio version, around 12 minutes into the track, there is a less known part with interesting rhythmic modulations. Like his employermentor miles davis, herbie hancock is a musical chameleon who has continued to reinvent himself over five decades of musicmaking, zigzagging from acoustic jazz to avantgarde. Chameleon lead sheet pdf by herbie hancock minedit.
Hancock formed the headhunters, keeping only maupin from the sextet and adding bassist paul jackson, percussionist bill summers, and drummer harvey mason. Herbie hancock go unlimited try now listen to over 60 million songs, anywhere with amazon music unlimited. The final stretch of herbies world, herbie hancocks hybridized jvc jazz festival concert at carnegie hall on friday night, was as good as one could hope for. Head hunters is the twelfth studio album by the american pianist and composer herbie hancock, released october 26. Dont worry if theres a hell below were all going to go fulllength dont worry. Past, present and fusion herbie hancocks music has always been experimental from his electric funk in the seventies to a current show featuring a dj. Herbert jeffrey hancock born april 12, 1940 is an american pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor. Chameleon album version by herbie hancock on the best of herbie hancock. Stream adfree or purchase cds and mp3s now on amazon. New books by herbie hancock and george benson the new york. The joni letters herbie hancock and joni mitchell make a remarkable collaboration. The joni letters, a meditation on the music of joni mitchell. Herbie hancock had a hand in the evolution of grooving hard bop, the avantgarde, crossover jazz funk, arty synth music, movie scores, mainstream acoustic piano, and more. The melody is first played by alto, tenor, trumpet and trombone, then the trumpet section.
Composed by grammy winner and jazz legend herbie hancock, arranged for you by alan baylock, this is funky and hip. Chameleon drums harvey mason electric bass paul jackson 2 electric piano, synthesizer synthclavier herbie hancock flute, alto flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet bennie maupin percussion bill summers. Herbie hancocks soul jazz classic watermelon man originally drew on his 1940s chicago childhood but went on to be given funk, disco, ska, pop and hiphop makeovers, says mike hobart. What is most impressive about hancocks autobiography, possibilities, is his facility. Listening to herbie hancock tell his story on the audiobook edition of.
Rockit album version columbia instant classics usa. Chameleon album version by herbie hancock on amazon. Herbie hancock and the mwandishi band and a forthcoming book. This is a shortened version of the original recording, which has additional sections not included in the chart. Sweet bird of time and change you must be laughing. The album head hunters 1973 was a hit, crossing over to pop audiences but criticized within his jazz audience.
Southtown hustle is a driving rockfusion chart in a quasiherbie hancock style. But the melody, stated by hancock and shorter, converses instrumentally with one of mitchells most beautiful lines. The chameleon bassline packs an incredible amount of music into just two bars. Herbie hancock is a superstar jazz musicianfrom the grace of maiden voyage to the hipswinging funk of watermelon man, from the slippery groove of chameleon to. Inventive and intelligent jazz pianistkeyboardist whose distinguished career has covered hard bop, fusion, hiphop, and dance. Recorded completely solo, this set was issued only in japan as the truly awful feets, dont fail me now was issued stateside. Chameleon guitar tab by herbie hancock with free online tab player. Oct, 2010 herbie hancock is a superstar jazz musicianfrom the grace of maiden voyage to the hipswinging funk of watermelon man, from the slippery groove of chameleon to his cunning mitchell covers. They play the roots of the chords, bflat and eflat.
The longawaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time in herbie hancock the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. Before we get to the rhythmic modulations, lets have a short look at harvey. Use these notes and chords to play along with chameleon. Shop our newest and most popular herbie hancock sheet music such as watermelon man, cantaloupe island and chameleon, or click the button above to browse all herbie hancock sheet music.
Yo, son, ill tell you everything you wanna know about herbie hancock, says hiphop nick, my swaggering lebanese phishheadturnedjazzboturnedbboyproducer neighbor from down the hall. Open solo space for all, lead trumpet goes up to written d, plus a few hot drum fills. If you like funky electronic music and especially if you are a fan of herbie hancock, this is among his best work, but get the album. Herbie hancocks head hunters charted a new course for a musician who had. Complete your christian mcbride, nicholas payton, mark whitfield collection. Download and buy printable sheet music online at jw pepper. I have a different cd and it had the long versions of other songs,but not chameleon i was a little perturbed but this single more than compensates for it. To understand how its put together, its helpful to take a look at the scale that herbie built the tune around, the bflat dorian mode. Final edits yet to come but this is pretty much it. He shortly thereafter joined the miles davis quintet, where he helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the postbop sound. Chameleon by herbie hancock samples, covers and remixes. Short for chameleon was a surprisingly funny and engaging novel that made me laugh, made me smile, and perhaps best or worst of all reminded me of what it was like to be a teenager. Stephen erlewine, in a retrospective summary for allmusic, said, head hunters still sounds fresh and vital three decades after. Jazzfunk, jazz fusion, moog synthesizers, national recording registry, more than 10 covers, sampled in more than 40 songs.
National reading campaign a delightful, quirky, and engaging read. Sublime sounds from the great herbie hancock presented here in one of his amazing japaneseonly albums from the 70s. Listen free to herbie hancock head hunters chameleon, watermelon man and more. Part mystery, part romance, part vigilante justice, short for chameleon is all heart, providing memorable characters readers will wish were part of their family. Recorded after the funky fusion of head hunters, thrust, sextant, and other electric albums, and before the dawn of rockit and more commercially viable and hiphoporiented material, herbie hancock took time out in 1978 to touch base again with his piano. Of the four tracks on the album watermelon man was the only one not written for the album. He is regarded not only as one of the greatest living jazz musicians, but also as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century.
Heres a version of the bassline that removes all of the notes except the ones on the first beat of each bar. Herbie hancock further expands his cosmic vision in this groundbreaking album of freeflowing fusiony tracks a record that really steps up his range of keyboards, mixing in both acoustic and electric pianos, mellotron, and even a bit of spacey moog from the legendary patrick gleeson. Nov 23, 2001 culture music features herbie hancock. Chameleon is a well known jazz funk composition by herbie hancock.
Chameleon by herbie hancock discover this songs samples, covers and remixes on whosampled. This is a classic funk number from herbie hancocks head hunters album released in 1973. Find herbie hancock credit information on allmusic. The whole thing is wonderful very open and flowing, and even more organic than hancock s later work on. From hancocks famous headhunter recording, here is a great opportunity to play the biggest jazzrock hit of all time. Chameleon is a jazz standard composed by herbie hancock in collaboration with bennie maupin, paul jackson and harvey mason, all of whom also performed the original 15. Chameleon sheet music for piano, alto saxophone, tenor. Hancock and shorter attempt to capture that mood like lightning in a bottle.
The album is a key release in hancocks career and a defining moment in the genre of jazz fusion. The characters feel alive and the situations they find themselves in are so strange as to fit into the category of theres no way this author made this up. Information about the key that chameleon by herbie hancock uses. Recently i heard a track, cellphones dead, on becks album the information that borrows the bass line and sound from chameleon, making me want to get a copy of this track. Check out chameleon album version by herbie hancock on amazon music. It isnt always looked at as a traditional jazz standard as its more of a funkjam song, however it still has a place in the real book version 2.
Herbert jeffrey herbie hancock born april 12, 1940 is an american pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. Top 30 quotes of herbie hancock famous quotes and sayings. Song information for chameleon herbie hancock on allmusic. The piece was a collaboration with bennie maupin, paul jackson and harvey mason, all of. In herbie hancock the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a thriving. In 2003, the album was ranked number 498 in the book version of rolling stone magazines list of the 500. Head hunters is an album by herbie hancock, released in 1973 on columbia records. I dont own any of this, all rights go to original owners. My time manipulation drum book provides a whole section on. Herbie hancock, musician and author of possibilities in a candid interview, the everinnovative pianist traces the lines between buddhist chants, sly stone and miles davis, while. Views dates here watch herbies austin city limits performance herbies brandnew memoir. Chameleon is a 1974 jazz standard composed by herbie hancock, recorded on september, 1973. Musicnotes features the worlds largest online digital sheet music catalogue with over 300,000 arrangements available to print and play instantly.
Like his former employer, miles davis, hancock is always looking for ways to add the latest musical influences to his bag while still. Hancock, a nichiren buddhist, began his acceptance speech with a chantjoni. From hancock s famous headhunter recording, here is a great opportunity to play the biggest jazzrock hit of all time. Dec 07, 2014 herbie hancock has led a fascinating life. In the 1970s, hancock experimented with jazz fusion, funk.155 233 1691 7 1557 664 866 1649 1253 117 1106 300 1064 1105 151 965 1020 12 1437 1472 672 391 779 61 1098 1384 1152 1316 22 910 555 216 618 69