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Takin' Off (album) by Herbie Hancock

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Takin' Off
Takin' Off by Herbie Hancock (1962)
Overall rank: 4,475th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 55 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1962 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (323rd)
Award Best albums of all time (4,475th)

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HERBIE & HUBBARD,FREDDIE HANCOCK - TAKIN' OFF/HUBB-TONES 2 VINYL LP NEW+
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HERBIE HANCOCK - TAKIN' OFF/MAIDEN VOYAGE USED - VERY GOOD CD
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HERBIE HANCOCK Takin' Off JAPAN Vinyl 1993 OBI
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Herbie Hancock bestography

Takin' Off is ranked 4th best out of 37 albums by Herbie Hancock on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Herbie Hancock is Head Hunters which is ranked number 540 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,920.

Herbie Hancock album bestography « Higher ranked (2,968th) This album (4,475th) Lower ranked (4,932nd) »
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Takin' Off track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Watermelon Man
 80/100 (12 votes)
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2.Three Bags Full
 76/100 (8 votes)
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3.Empty Pockets
 75/100 (8 votes)
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4.The Maze
 76/100 (8 votes)
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5.Driftin
 77/100 (9 votes)
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6.Alone And I
 75/100 (8 votes)
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Takin' Off rankings

Takin' Off ratings

Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 55 votes)
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75/100
04/15/2019 17:34
74/100
 
70/100
04/06/2019 13:04
72/100
 
70/100
03/09/2019 05:48
80/100
 
75/100
02/21/2019 13:59
79/100
 
75/100
12/12/2018 14:34
73/100

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Rating:  
85/100
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Nice jazz. Not too hard, not too soft. This has some great piano work
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A great hard bop album by a supreme ensemble.
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