In 1998, Herbie Hancock released his uptenmillionth album Gershwin’s World. An album of jazz standards performed by Herbie and a slew of Jazz music veterans. One of the most beautiful and sublime songs on the album is Joni’s rendition of Gershwin’s “The Girl I Love”, which eventually also became “The Man I Love”. Both versions have been recorded by any and everyone in the music world. None as well as this though. Joni sits alone atop my list of favorite female vocalists in history and is honestly not in serious jeopardy of ever losing said position. Here she is at top form, delivering an amazing performance worthy of it’s own singular place in the Smithsonian museum.
Jesse Fischer & Sly5thAve got the band together to do a Herbie Hancock/Headhunters tribute show. That’s great, you know what else is great? They got Dr. Eddie Henderson to perform “You’ll Know When You Get There” from Mwandishi. Something else is great too, they recorded it so they could share with the world. enjoy……
Dr. Eddie Henderson – trumpet
Jay Jennings – flugelhorn
Irwin Hall – flute
Sylvester Onyejiaka (Sly5thAve) – bass clarinet
Jesse Fischer – rhodes
David Cutler – bass
Keita Ogawa – percussion
Jerome Jennings – drums
Herbie’s 5th album Maiden Voyage, was released in 1965 on Blue Note records. Herbie enlisted the help of Ron Carter, Freddie Hubbard, George Coleman and Tony Williams. The album centers around a oceanic scene, and spawned several jazz standards. It’s one of those albums that from beginning to end is an incredible work of art, like most if not every Hancock led album. So sit back, and listen, take yourself on a aquatic adventure captained by Herbie and his cohorts.
Another one of those timeless powerful songs, written by Leon Russell and featured on his self-titled album. It’s been covered by everyone from Donny Hathaway to Christina Aguilera to Bizzy Bone the song has more than stood the test of time.
Elliot Yamin (Live on American Idol)
Ray Charles (Live on The Lou Rawls Parade Of Stars 1994)
Herbie Hancock & Christina Aguilera (Live)