Thursday, April 15, 2010
Head Hunters revisited
This past Monday was Herbie Hancock's 70th birthday, and last night we played Watermelon Man from his landmark 1973 album Head Hunters. That album was recently selected for inclusion in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress, and we produced a short documentary that aired on NPR's All Things Considered, featuring interviews with Herbie himself, producer David Rubinson, and Steve Pond, author of Head Hunters: The Making of Jazz's First Platinum Album. You can listen to the documentary here.