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My Point of View is pianist and composer Herbie Hancock’s remarkably assured second album for Blue Note. Featuring a program of Hancock compositions, this session from 1963 has a wondrous all-star cast: Donald Byrd on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone, Grachan Moncur III on trombone, Grant Green on guitar, Chuck Israels on bass, and Tony Williams on drums, who was just 17 at the time of this recording. The sheer musicality of My Point of View is breathtaking, with Hancock demonstrating his arranging prowess. While Blind Man, Blind Man takes its cue from Hancock’s prior hit Watermelon Man, this session also contains truly essential Hancock compositions such as King Cobra, A Tribute To Someone, and the bluesy And What If I Don’t.
The Tone Poet series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, 180g audiophile vinyl reissues that are mastered from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio. Tone Poet vinyl is manufactured at RTI in Camarillo, California, and packaged in deluxe Stoughton Printing “Old Style” Gatefold Tip-On Jackets.
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