Takin' Off (studio album) by Herbie Hancock

Takin' Off by Herbie Hancock
Year: 1962
Overall rank: 4,095th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 95 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1962 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (347th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,095th)
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Herbie Hancock bestography

Takin' Off is ranked 5th best out of 41 albums by Herbie Hancock on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Herbie Hancock is Head Hunters which is ranked number 482 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,706.

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76/100 (from 95 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.4/100, a mean average of 75.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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From 10/09/2022 01:26
A genius steps on to the scene, what a debut album. Stroll into NYC, do a few sessions and, oh yeah, drop a stomping, funky first album and have the first tune get covered and hit the pop charts--hi everybody, I'm going to be doing this kind of thing for the next sixty years (and counting) without ever letting up. Herbie's composition and playing are awesome, but this is also one of my favorite albums to hear Dexter Gordon, who obviously has a bunch of good albums as a leader, but his playing here is super soulful and funky.
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From 09/29/2022 06:32
O this album Herbie starts his long your as one of jazz renovators. I just cant help digging this. So good
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Best tracks: Three Bags Full, The Maze
Worst tracks: Driftin, Alone and I
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From 12/07/2017 02:14
Nice jazz. Not too hard, not too soft. This has some great piano work
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From 02/12/2017 23:42
A great hard bop album by a supreme ensemble.
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Best Albums of 1962
1. Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music by Ray Charles
2. Waltz For Debby by Bill Evans Trio
3. Howlin' Wolf by Howlin' Wolf
4. Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
5. Green Onions by Booker T. & The M.G.'s
6. Go by Dexter Gordon
7. Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles by Françoise Hardy
8. Tijuana Moods by Charles Mingus
9. Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
10. The Bridge by Sonny Rollins
11. Takin' Off by Herbie Hancock
12. Crying by Roy Orbison
13. Coltrane "Live" At The Village Vanguard by John Coltrane
14. Oh Yeah by Charles Mingus
15. Mosaic by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
16. Surfin' Safari by The Beach Boys
17. Peter, Paul And Mary by Peter, Paul And Mary
18. Coltrane by John Coltrane Quartet
19. Sentimentally Yours by Patsy Cline
20. Jacques Brel (Les Bourgeois) by Jacques Brel
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