Reissue of herbie hancock's essential 1962 debut album on blue note. the lp features quality sound taken from the original master tapes, 180g vinyl, heavy cardboard sleeve and original artwork. 'takin' off' is the debut album by pianist herbie hancock, which featured freddie hubbard and dexter gordon. it includes the classic "watermelon man" which made it to the top 100 of the pop charts and went on to become a jazz standard. personnel: herbie hancock (piano), freddie hubbard (trumpet), dexter gordon (tenor saxophone), butch warren (bass), billy higgins.
2CD set has mono an stereo versions.