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The New Standard - Herbie Hancock
Track Listing
  1. New York Minute
  2. Mercy Street
  3. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
  4. When Can I See You
  5. You've Got It Bad Girl
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  1. New York Minute
  2. Mercy Street
  3. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
  4. When Can I See You
  5. You've Got It Bad Girl
  6. Love Is Stronger Than Pride
  7. Scarborough Fair
  8. Thieves in the Temple
  9. All Apologies
  10. Manhattan (Island of Lights and Love)
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On first glance this record would not seem to have much promise from a jazz standpoint. Herbie Hancock performs a set of tunes which include numbers from the likes of Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Sade, Paul Simon, Prince, the Beatles ("Norwegian Wood") and Kurt Cobain. However by adding vamps, reharmonizing the chord structures, sometimes quickly discarding the melodies and utilizing an all-star band, Hancock was able to transform the potentially unrewarding music into creative jazz. Hancock, who sticks to acoustic piano, ...

The New Standard 1996, Verve

UPC: 731452958426

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