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Herbie Hancock’s solo – All of You

[Sorry for not posting for a bit – been truly busy at work!]

One of my favourite Miles albums has always been ‘My Funny Valentine: The Complete 1964 Concert‘. This was during the short period that the brilliant George Coleman was in the band (prior to Wayne Shorter) but the foundations of Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams were already established and working brilliantly together.

The band are on fire during this recording, the playing is inspired. Apparently Miles forget to tell them that he had waived their fee (it was a charity gig) until just before they went on so the band were absolutely pissed at him. In any case, they produce some incredible solo’s and this one I think is one of the best of the night. An almost perfect combination of in-the-pocket yet pushing-the-envelope I think.  Includes reference MP3 file too. Enjoy!


  • peter commented on October 2, 2010 Reply

    Thanks for the transcription but this one has beeen floating around the net for the past 10 years and is copied out of a very common book of Hanacock solos.

    Why not post something most of us haven’t seen intstead of doing a search on 4shared and posting whatever you find?
    The same applies to the Kenny Barron transcription which is straight out of the Kenny Barron Collection which is a rather poor selection. Note that Dolores Street SF Barron doesn’t play anymore and is pretty boring anyway.

    Why not “Twilight Song”?

    • admin commented on October 3, 2010 Reply

      I’m sorry that the transcriptions aren’t your personal choice – FREE stuff tends to work like that. Perhaps you should set up your own site, run it yourself, and do a better job since your so unhappy with my efforts.

      Also, this Herbie solo isn’t from a book at all – the one in the Bill Dobbins collection is from a ‘Miles in Berlin’ performance, not the 1964 concert.

  • jazznote commented on March 10, 2011 Reply

    Peter, I’ve seen your comment and if there is a particular transcription that you have in mind, I’d be happy to provide you with a quote for notating it through my service at http://www.jazznote.co.uk. Just a thought!

  • Jazz Pianist commented on July 29, 2011 Reply

    Thanks a lot for the post! You cleared up some questions I had about the harmonies when Herbie plays the head. Any tips for hearing inner voices?


  • xixihaha567 commented on September 10, 2011 Reply

    Howdy I have been reading your blog once in a whilst & have been asking myself if its an option to receive posts other than by rss. Ive noticed that numerous blogs make available E-Mail subscriptions towards the new articles. Do you do that too? Thanks for any advice! Sol Neering in Sevilla

  • Tom the Learn Piano Guy commented on December 10, 2011 Reply

    Learning to play piano can be difficult and take time, but for those who put in the effort it\’s worth it. The piano makes beautiful music capable of sending people through a wide range of emotions.

    The important thing to remember when learning to play the piano is to be patient and start with simple steps. There are a lot of resources online to help you also.

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