Herbie Hancock Catalog

1962 (age 22)

Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off  (Blue Note BLP 4109)

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet, flugelhorn; Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Butch Warren, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 28, 1962
tk.1Empty Pockets
tk.4Three Bags Full
tk.6Watermelon Man
tk.10The Maze
tk.13Driftin'
tk.20Alone And I
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84109, CDP 7 46506 2, CDP 7243 8 37643 2 7.

Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off  (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 37643 2 7)

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet, flugelhorn; Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Butch Warren, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 28, 1962
tk.3Empty Pockets (alternate take)
tk.5Three Bags Full (alternate take)
tk.7Watermelon Man (alternate take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4109 + 3 bonus tracks.

1963

Herbie Hancock - My Point Of View  (Blue Note BLP 4126)

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Grachan Moncur III, trombone #2,4,5; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Grant Green, guitar #3,5; Chuck Israels, bass; Anthony Williams, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 19, 1963
1. tk.2A Tribute To Someone
2. tk.8King Cobra
3. tk.10Blind Man, Blind Man
4. tk.17The Pleasure Is Mine
5. tk.20And What If I Don't Know
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84126, CDP 7 84126 2.

Herbie Hancock - The Complete Blue Note Sixties Sessions  (Blue Note 7243 4 95569 2 8)

Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Grant Green, guitar; Chuck Israels, bass; Anthony Williams, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 19, 1963
tk.11Blind Man, Blind Man (alternate take)
Herbie Hancock, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Willie Bobo, drums, timbales; Osvaldo "Chihuahau" Martinez, congas, bongos, finger cymbals, guiro.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 30, 1963
tk.4Mimosa (alternate take)
Melvin Lastie, cornet; Julian Priester, trombone; Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Billy Butler, Eric Gale, guitar; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Bernard Purdie, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 19, 1966
1774 tk.21Don't Even Go There
Thad Jones, flugelhorn; Peter Phillips, bass trombone; Jerry Dodgion, alto flute; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Mickey Roker, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 6, 1968
2058 tk.4Riot (alternate take 1)
2058 tk.5Riot (alternate take 2)
same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 9, 1968
2061 tk.20Goodbye To Childhood (alternate take)
Johnny Coles, flugelhorn; Garnett Brown, trombone; Tony Studd, bass trombone; Hubert Laws, flute; Jerome Richardson, bass clarinet; Joe Henderson, tenor sax, alto flute; Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano; Buster Williams, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 18, 1969
4011 tk.4/5The Prisoner (alternate take)
Johnny Coles, flugelhorn; Garnett Brown, trombone; Jack Jeffers, bass trombone; Jerome Richardson, flute; Romeo Penque, bass clarinet; Joe Henderson, tenor sax, alto flute; Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano; Buster Williams, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 23, 1969
4014 tk.45Firewater (alternate take)

Herbie Hancock - Inventions And Dimensions  (Blue Note BLP 4147)

Herbie Hancock, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Willie Bobo, drums, timbales; Osvaldo "Chihuahau" Martinez, congas, bongos, finger cymbals, guiro.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 30, 1963
tk.1 (12567)Succotash
tk.2 (12568)Triangle
tk.5 (12565)Mimosa
tk.9 (12566)A Jump Ahead
tk.13 (12564)Jack Rabbit
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84147, CDP 7 84147 2. Blue Note BN-LA152-F entitled "Herbie Hancock, Willie Bobo - Succotash".

1964

Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles  (Blue Note BLP 4175)

Freddie Hubbard, cornet; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Anthony Williams, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 17, 1964
1372 tk.5One Finger Snap
1373 tk.14Cantaloupe Island
1374 tk.17The Egg
1375 tk.24Oliloqui Valley
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84175, CDP 7 84175 2.

Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles  (Blue Note CDP 7 84175 2)

Freddie Hubbard, cornet; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Anthony Williams, drums.: same session.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 17, 1964
tk.3Oliloqui Valley (alternate take)
tk.19One Finger Snap (alternate take)
** reissue of Blue Note BLP 4175 + 2 bonus tracks.

1965

Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage  (Blue Note BLP 4195)

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; George Coleman, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Anthony Williams, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 17, 1965
1545 tk.2Maiden Voyage
1546 tk.4The Eye Of The Hurricane
1547 tk.6Dolphin Dance
1548 tk.9Survival Of The Fittest
1549 tk.10Little One
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84195, CDP 7 46339 2, ST-46339.

1966

Herbie Hancock - Blow-Up (Soundtrack)  (MGM E 4447)

Freddie Hubbard, Joe Newman, trumpet; Phil Woods, alto sax; Joe Henderson, Don Rendell, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano, arranger, conductor; Gordon Beck, Paul Griffin, Jimmy Smith, organ; Jim Hall, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums; and others, + The Yardbirds: Eric Clapton, Chris Dreja, Jim McCarthy, Paul Samwell, vocals #7.
NYC, late 1966
1. 101888Main Title (Blow-Up)
2. 101889Verushka, Part 1
3. 101890Verushka, Part 2
4. 101891The Naked Camera
5. 101892Bring Down The Birds
6. 101893Jane's Theme
7. 101894Stroll On
8. 101895The Thief
9. 101896The Kiss
10. 101897Curiosity
11. 101898Thomas Studies Photos
12. 101899The Bed
13. 101900End Title (Blow-Up)

1968

Herbie Hancock - Speak Like A Child  (Blue Note BLP 4279)

Thad Jones, flugelhorn #1,2; Peter Phillips, bass trombone #1,2; Jerry Dodgion, alto flute #1,2; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Mickey Roker, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 6, 1968
1. 2058 tk.6Riot
2. 2059 tk.12Speak Like A Child
3. 2060 tk.19First Trip
Thad Jones, flugelhorn #1,3; Peter Phillips, bass trombone #1,3; Jerry Dodgion, alto flute #1,3; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Mickey Roker, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 9, 1968
1. 2061 tk.23Goodbye To Childhood
2. 2062 tk.26The Sorcerer
3. 2063 tk.32Toys
** also issued on Blue Note BST 84279, CDP 7 46136 2.

1969

Herbie Hancock - The Prisoner  (Blue Note BST 84321)

Johnny Coles, flugelhorn; Garnett Brown, trombone; Tony Studd, bass trombone; Hubert Laws, flute; Jerome Richardson, bass clarinet; Joe Henderson, tenor sax, alto flute; Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano; Buster Williams, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 18, 1969
4011 tk.10The Prisoner
4012 tk.31Who Lives In Fear
same personnel.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 21, 1969
4013 tk.40I Have A Dream
Johnny Coles, flugelhorn; Garnett Brown, trombone; Jack Jeffers, bass trombone; Jerome Richardson, flute; Romeo Penque, bass clarinet; Joe Henderson, tenor sax, alto flute; Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano; Buster Williams, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 23, 1969
4014 tk.42Firewater
4015 tk.52Promise Of The Sun
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 46845 2, 7243 5 25649 2 7.

Herbie Hancock - Fat Albert Rotunda  (Warner Bros. WS 1834)

Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, trumpet; Johnny Coles, trumpet, flugelhorn; Garnett Brown, Benny Powell, trombone; Ray Alonge, French horn; Joe Henderson, alto flute, tenor sax; Joe Farrell, alto, tenor sax; Arthur Clarke, baritone sax; Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano; Billy Butler, Eric Gale, guitar; Jerry Jemmott, electric bass; Bernard Purdie, drums; George Devens, percussion.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 4 & 16, November 26 & December 8, 1969
Wiggle-Waggle
Lil' Brother
Johnny Coles, trumpet, flugelhorn; Garnett Brown, trombone; Joe Henderson, alto flute, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano; Buster Williams, bass, electric bass; Albert Heath, drums.
Fat Mama
Tell Me A Bedtime Story
Oh! Oh! Here He Comes
Jessica
Fat Albert Rotunda

1970 (age 30)

Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi  (Warner Bros. WS 1898)

Mganga / Eddie Henderson, trumpet, flugelhorn; Pepo Mtoto / Julian Priester, trombone; Mwile / Benny Maupin, bass clarinet, alto flute; Mwandishi / Herbie Hancock, Fender Rhodes piano; Mchezaji / Buster Williams, bass; Jabali / Billy Hart, drums; also appearing: Ron Montrose, guitar #1; Ndugu / Leon Chancler, drums, percussion; Jose "Cepito" Areas, congas, timbales #1.
Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA, 1970
1.Ostinato (Suite For Angela)
2.You'll Know When You Get There
3.Wandering Spirit Song

1971

Herbie Hancock - Crossings  (Warner Bros. BS 2617)

Swahile Eddie Henderson, trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion; Pepo Mtoto Julian Priester, bass, tenor, alto trombone, percussion; Mwile Benny Maupin, soprano sax, alto flute, bass clarinet, piccolo, percussion; Mwandishi Herbie Hancock, electric piano, piano, Mellotron, percussion; Mchezaji Buster Williams, electric bass, bass, percussion; Jabali Billy Hart, drums, percussion; with Patrick Gleason, Moog synthesizer; Victor Pontoja, congas; Scott Beach, Victoria Domagalski, Della Horne, Candy Love, Sandra Stevens, voices.
Pacific Recording Studios, San Mateo, CA;
Different Fur Trading Co., San Francisco, CA, December, 1971
Sleeping Giant
Quasar
Water Torture

1972

Herbie Hancock - Sextant  (Columbia KC 32212)

Mganga (Dr. Eddie Henderson), trumpet, flugelhorn; Pepo (Julian Priester), bass, tenor, alto trombone, cowbell; Mwile (Benny Maupin), soprano sax, bass clarinet, piccolo, afuche, kazoo; Mwandishi (Herbie Hancock), Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hohner D6 Clavinet, Mellotron, Steinway piano; Mchezaji (Buster Williams), Fender electric bass, wah-wah, fuzz; Jabali (Billy Hart), drums; with Dr. Patrick Gleeson, ARP synthesizer; Buck Clarke, congas, bongos.
Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA;
Different Fur Trading Co., San Francisco, CA, 1972
Rain Dance
Hidden Shadows
Hornets
** also issued on Columbia/Legacy CK 64983.

1973

Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters  (Columbia KC 32731)

Bennie Maupin, soprano, tenor sax, saxello, bass clarinet, alto flute; Herbie Hancock, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer, pipes; Paul Jackson, electric bass, marimbula; Harvey Mason, drums; Bill Summers, congas, shekere, balafon, agogo, cabasa, hindewho, tambourine, log drums, surdo, gankoqui, beer bottle.
Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA, early 1973
Chameleon
Watermelon Man
Sly
Vein Melter
** also issued on Columbia/Legacy CK 65123.

1974

Herbie Hancock - Dedication  (CBS/Sony (J) SOPM-165)

Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano, synthesizer.
"Koseinenkin Hall", Tokyo, Japan, July 29, 1974
Maiden Voyage
Dolphin Dance
Nobu
Cantaloupe Island
** also issued on CBS/Sony (J) 25AP-562.

Herbie Hancock - Thrust  (Columbia PC 32965)

Bennie Maupin, soprano, tenor sax, bass clarinet, alto flute; Herbie Hancock, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer; Paul Jackson, electric bass; Mike Clark, drums; Bill Summers, percussion.
Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA, August, 1974
Palm Grease
Actual Proof
Butterfly
Spank-A-Lee
** also issued on Columbia/Legacy CK 64984.

Herbie Hancock - Death Wish (Soundtrack)  (Columbia PC 33199)

Bennie Maupin, reeds; Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano, synthesizer, conductor, composer; Paul Jackson, electric bass; Mike Clark, drums; Bill Summers, percussion; unidentified big band.
1974
Death Wish (Main Title)
Joanna's Theme
Do A Thing
Paint Her Mouth
Rich Country
Suite Revenge: Striking Back / Riverside Park / The Alley / Last Stop / 8th Avenue Station
Ochoa Knose
Party People
Fill Your Hand

1975

Herbie Hancock - Flood  (CBS/Sony (J) 28AP-2183/84)

Bennie Maupin, tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet, flute, percussion; Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer; Blackbird McKnight, guitar; Paul Jackson, electric bass; Mike Clark, drums; Bill Summers, percussion.
"Shibuya Kokaido Hall", Tokyo, Japan, June 28, 1975;
"Nakano Sun Plaza Hall", Tokyo, Japan, July 1, 1975
Introduction and Maiden Voyage
Actual Proof
Spank-A-Lee
Watermelon Man
Butterfly
Chameleon
Hang Up Your Hang Ups

Herbie Hancock - Man-Child  (Columbia PC 33812)

Bud Brisbois, Jay Daversa, trumpet; Garnett Brown, trombone; Dick Hyde, tuba, bass trombone; Wayne Shorter, soprano sax; Bennie Maupin, soprano, tenor sax, saxello, bass clarinet, bass, alto flute; Jim Horn, Ernie Watts, sax, flute; Stevie Wonder, harmonica; Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano, synthesizer; Blackbird McKnight, David T. Walker, guitar; Wah Wah Watson, guitar, voice bag, synthesizer; Henry Davis, Louis Jackson, Paul Jackson, Louis Johnson, electric bass; Mike Clark, James Gadson, Harvey Mason, drums; Bill Summers, percussion.
Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA, The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA, Funky Features, San Francisco, CA & Crystal Studios, Los Angeles, CA, July, 1975
Hang Up Your Hang Ups
Sun Touch
The Traitor
Bubbles
Steppin' In It
Heartbeat

1976

Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P.  (Columbia PG 34688)

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, soprano, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, electric piano; Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums.
"Newport Jazz Festival", "New York City Center", NYC, June 29, 1976
Piano Introduction
Maiden Voyage
Nefertiti
Introduction Of Players / Eye Of The Hurricane
Mganga Eddie Henderson, trumpet, flugelhorn, effects; Pepo Julian Priester, tenor, bass trombone; Mwile Bennie Maupin, alto flute; Mwandishi Herbie Hancock, Rhodes electric piano, Yamaha electric grand piano, Hohner D6 Clavinet; Mchezaji Buster Williams, bass; Jabali Billy Hart, drums.
Toys
Introductions
You'll Know When You Get There
Bennie Maupin, tenor, soprano sax, Lyricon; Herbie Hancock, electric piano, synthesizer, Clavinet, synthesizer; Ray Parker Jr., guitar; Wah Wah Watson, guitar, synthesizer, talkbox; Paul Jackson, electric bass; James Levi, drums; Kenneth Nash, percussion.
Hang Up Your Hang Ups
Spider

Herbie Hancock - Secrets  (Columbia PC 34280)

Bennie Maupin, soprano, tenor sax, saxello, Lyricon, bass clarinet; Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano, synthesizer, Clavinet, effects; Ray Parker Jr., guitar; Wah Wah Watson, electric bass, lead vocals; James Gadson, drums; Art Baldacci, Fred Dobbs, James Gadson, Don Kerr, Chris Mancini, Ray Parker Jr., backing vocals.
Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA, June, 1976
Doin' It
Bennie Maupin, soprano, tenor sax, saxello, Lyricon, bass clarinet; Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano, synthesizer, Clavinet, effects; Wah Wah Watson, guitar, synthesizer, talkbox; Paul Jackson, electric bass; James Levi, drums; Kenneth Nash, percussion.
Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA, June, 1976
People Music
Cantelope Island
Spider
Gentle Thoughts
Swamp Rat
Sansho Shima

1977

The Herbie Hancock Trio  (CBS/Sony (J) 25AP-650)

Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums.
The Automatt Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA, July 13, 1977
Watch It
Speak Like A Child
Watcha Waitin For
Look
Milestones

Herbie Hancock - Sunlight  (Columbia JC 34907)

Garnett Brown, Robert O'Bryant Sr., Bobby Shew, Maurice Spears, brass; Fred Jackson Jr., Jack Nimitz, David Willard Riddles, Ernest J. Watts, woodwinds; Terry Adams, Lawrence Granger, Roy Malan, Nathan Rubin, Emily Van Valkenburgh, Linda Wood, strings; Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer, vocals; Ray Parker Jr., Wah Wah Watson, guitar; Byron Miller, electric bass; Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, drums; Raul Rekow, congas.
The Automatt Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA, August, 1977 & May, 1978
I Thought It Was You
Paul Jackson, electric bass; James Levi, drums; Baba Duru, tabla; Bill Summers, percussion; replaces Parker Jr., Watson, Miller, Chancler.
Come Running To Me
Bennie Maupin, soprano sax; Ray Parker Jr., guitar; replaces Rekow, Duru.
Sunlight
Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer, vocals; Paul Jackson, electric bass; Harvey Mason, drums; Raul Rekow, congas; Bill Summers, percussion.
No Means Yes
Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer, vocals; Patrick Gleeson, synthesizer; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Tony Williams, drums; Raul Rekow, congas; Bill Summers, percussion.
Good Question

1978

An Evening With Herbie Hancock And Chick Corea In Concert  (Columbia PC2 35663)

Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, piano.
"Masonic Auditorium", San Francisco, CA, "Dorothy Chandler Pavilion", Los Angeles, CA, "Golden Hall", San Diego & "Hill Auditorium", Ann Arbor, MI, February, 1978
Someday My Prince Will Come
Liza
Button Up
February Moment
Maiden Voyage
La Fiesta
** also issued on Columbia/Legacy C2K 65551.

Herbie Hancock - Direct Step  (CBS/Sony (J) 30AP-1032)

Bennie Maupin, soprano, tenor sax, Lyricon; Webster Lewis, organ, synthesizer, electric piano, backing vocals; Herbie Hancock, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer, vocals, vocoder; Ray Obiedo, guitar; Paul Jackson, electric bass; Alphonse Mouzon, drums; Bill Summers, percussion.
CBS/Sony Studios, Tokyo, Japan, October 17 & 18, 1978
Butterfly
Shiftless Shuffle
I Thought It Was You

Herbie Hancock - The Piano  (CBS/Sony (J) 30AP-1033)

Herbie Hancock, piano.
CBS/Sony Studios, Tokyo, Japan, October 25 & 26, 1978
My Funny Valentine
On Green Dolphin Street
Someday My Prince Will Come
Harvest Time
Sonrisa
Manhattan Island
Blue Otani
** also issued on CBS/Sony (J) 38DP-43; Columbia/Legacy CK 87083.

Herbie Hancock - The Piano  (Columbia/Legacy CK 87083)

Herbie Hancock, piano.: same session.
CBS/Sony Studios, Tokyo, Japan, October 25 & 26, 1978
My Funny Valentine (alternate take 3)
On Green Dolphin Street (alternate take 2)
Someday My Prince Will Come (alternate take 3)
Harvest Time (alternate take 3)
** reissue of CBS/Sony (J) 30AP-1033 + 4 bonus tracks.

Herbie Hancock - Feets Don't Fail Me Now  (Columbia JC 35764)

Herbie Hancock, keyboards, lead vocals, backing vocals; Ray Obiedo, guitar; Eddie Watkins, electric bass; James Gadson, drums; Bryan Davis, Bill Summers, percussion; Julia Tillman Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Oren Waters, backing vocals.
The Automatt Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA, 1978
You Bet Your Love
Trust Me
Tell Everybody
Honey From The Jar
add Ray Parker Jr., guitar, drums; Sheila Escovedo, congas; Coke Escovedo, timbales.
Ready Or Not
Bennie Maupin, soprano sax; Herbie Hancock, keyboards, lead vocals, backing vocals; Ray Obiedo, Wah Wah Watson, guitar; Freddie Washington, Eddie Watkins, electric bass; James Gadson, James Levi, drums; Bryan Davis, Bill Summers, percussion; Julia Tillman Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Oren Waters, backing vocals.
Bear West Studios, San Francisco, CA, 1978
Knee Deep

1980 (age 40)

Herbie Hancock - Monster  (Columbia JC 36415)

Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, organ, piano, electric drums, computer; Devadip Carlos Santana, Wah Wah Watson, guitar; Freddie Washington, electric bass; Alphonse Mouzon, drums; Sheila Escovedo, percussion; Greg Walker, lead vocals; The Waters: Julia Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, backing vocals.
The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA, Western Recorders, Los Angeles, CA & The Automatt Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA, 1980
Saturday Night
Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, organ, piano, electric drums, computer; Ray Parker Jr., Wah Wah Watson, guitar; Freddie Washington, electric bass; Alphonse Mouzon, drums; Sheila Escovedo, percussion; Gavin Christopher, lead vocals; The Waters: Julia Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, backing vocals.
Stars In Your Eyes
Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, organ, piano, electric drums, computer; Alphonse Mouzon, synthesizer; Wah Wah Watson, guitar; Freddie Washington, electric bass; Alphonse Mouzon, drums; Sheila Escovedo, percussion; Oren Waters, lead vocals; The Waters: Julia Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, backing vocals.
Go For It
Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, organ, piano, electric drums, computer; Randy Hansen, Wah Wah Watson, guitar; Freddie Washington, electric bass; Alphonse Mouzon, drums; Sheila Escovedo, percussion; Gavin Christopher, lead vocals; The Waters: Julia Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, backing vocals.
Don't Hold It In
Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, organ, piano, electric drums, computer; Wah Wah Watson, guitar; Freddie Washington, electric bass; Alphonse Mouzon, drums; Sheila Escovedo, percussion; Greg Walker, lead vocals; The Waters: Julia Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, backing vocals.
Making Love
Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, organ, piano, electric drums, computer; Randy Hansen, Wah Wah Watson, guitar; Freddie Washington, electric bass; Alphonse Mouzon, drums; Sheila Escovedo, percussion; Bill Champlin, lead vocals, backing vocals; The Waters: Julia Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, backing vocals.
It All Comes Round

Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands  (Columbia JC 36578)

Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, computer, piano; Byron Miller, electric bass; Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, drums; Bill Summers, percussion.
The Automatt Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA, 1980
Spiraling Prism
Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, computer, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums; Sheila Escovedo, percussion.
Calypso
Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, computer, piano; Wah Wah Watson, guitar; Freddie Washington, electric bass; Alphonse Mouzon, drums; Sheila Escovedo, percussion.
Just Around The Corner
Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, computer, piano; Jaco Pastorius, electric bass; Harvey Mason, drums; Bill Summers, percussion.
4 AM
Bennie Maupin, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, computer, piano; Paul Jackson, electric bass; Harvey Mason, drums; Bill Summers, percussion.
Shiftless Shuffle
Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, computer, piano.
Textures

1981

Herbie Hancock Quartet  (Columbia C2 38275)

Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums.
CBS/Sony Studios, Shinano-Machi, Tokyo, Japan, July 28, 1981
Well, You Needn't
'Round Midnight
Clear Ways
A Quick Sketch
The Eye Of The Hurricane
Parade
The Sorcerer
Pee Wee
I Fall In Love Too Easily

Herbie Hancock Trio With Ron Carter + Tony Williams  (CBS/Sony (J) 25AP-2190)

Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums.
CBS/Sony Studios, Shinano-Machi, Tokyo, Japan, July 28, 1981
Stablemates
Dolphin Dance
A Slight Smile
That Old Black Magic
La Maison Goree
** also issued on CBS/Sony (J) 38DP-17.

Herbie Hancock - Magic Windows  (Columbia FC 37387)

Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, computer, piano; Ray Parker Jr., guitar; Freddie Washington, electric bass; John Robinson, drums; Juan Escovedo, Pete Escovedo, Sheila Escovedo, percussion; Sylvester, lead vocals, backing vocals; Jeanie Tracy, backing vocals.
The Automatt Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA, 1981
Magic Number
Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, computer, piano, electric bass; Ray Parker Jr., drums, guitar; Vicki Randle, lead vocals, backing vocals; Dede Dickerson, Ngoh Spencer, backing vocals.
Tonight's The Night
Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, computer, piano; George Johnson, guitar; Louis Johnson, electric bass; John Robinson, drums; Gavin Christopher, lead vocals; David Bottom, Jeffrey Cohen, Dede Dickerson, Herbie Hancock, Vicki Randle, Ngoh Spencer, backing vocals.
Everybody's Broke
Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, computer, piano; Al McKay, guitar; Ed Watkins, electric bass; James Gadson, drums; Gavin Christopher, lead vocals; Dede Dickerson, Vicki Randle, Ngoh Spencer, backing vocals.
Help Yourself
Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, computer, piano; Wah Wah Watson, guitar; Freddie Washington, electric bass; Alphonse Mouzon, drums; Gavin Christopher, lead vocals; Julia Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, backing vocals.
Satisfied With Love
Herbie Hancock, keyboards, synthesizer, Clavinet, electric piano, vocoder, computer, piano, drum machine; Adrian Belew, lead guitar; George Johnson, rhythm guitar; Louis Johnson, electric bass; Kwasi Dzidzornu, Kwawu Ladzekpo, Moody Perry III, bells, drums; Paulinho Da Costa, percussion.
The Twilight Clone

Herbie Hancock - Lite Me Up  (Columbia FC 37928)

The Dr. Negroidal, trumpet; Jerry Hey, trumpet, flugelhorn; Chuck Findley, trumpet, trombone; Bill Reichenbach, trombone; Gary Herbig, Larry Williams, sax, woodwinds; Herbie Hancock, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer, keyboards, piano; Steve Lukather, guitar; Louis Johnson, electric bass; John Robinson, drums; Patti Austin, Jim Gilstrap, Herbie Hancock, Edi Lehman, John Lehman, Paulette McWilliams, backing vocals.
George Massenburg Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1981
Lite Me Up
The Dr. Negroidal, trumpet; Jerry Hey, trumpet, flugelhorn; Chuck Findley, trumpet, trombone; Bill Reichenbach, trombone; Gary Herbig, Larry Williams, sax, woodwinds; Herbie Hancock, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer, keyboards, piano; David Williams, guitar; Louis Johnson, electric bass; John Robinson, drums; Wayne Anthony, lead vocals; Patti Austin, Jim Gilstrap, Herbie Hancock, Edi Lehman, John Lehman, Paulette McWilliams, backing vocals.
The Bomb
Herbie Hancock, lead vocals; replaces Anthony.
Gettin' To The Good Part
David Foster, piano; Herbie Hancock, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer, keyboards, piano; Jay Graydon, guitar; Abe Laboriel, electric bass; Jeff Porcaro, drums; Herbie Hancock, lead vocals; Bill Champlin, David Foster, Vennette Gloud, Herbie Hancock, Richard Page, backing vocals.
Paradise
The Dr. Negroidal, trumpet; Jerry Hey, trumpet, flugelhorn; Chuck Findley, trumpet, trombone; Bill Reichenbach, trombone; Gary Herbig, Larry Williams, sax, woodwinds; Herbie Hancock, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer, keyboards, piano; Frank Martin, synthesizer; Corrado Rustici, guitar; Randy Jackson, electric bass; Narada Michael Walden, drums; Herbie Hancock, lead vocals; Jim Gilstrap, Lynda Laurence, John Lehman, Sheri Payne, backing vocals.
Can't Hide Your Love
The Dr. Negroidal, trumpet; Jerry Hey, trumpet, flugelhorn; Chuck Findley, trumpet, trombone; Bill Reichenbach, trombone; Gary Herbig, Larry Williams, sax, woodwinds; Herbie Hancock, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer, keyboards, piano; David Williams, guitar; Louis Johnson, electric bass; John Robinson, drums; Wayne Anthony, lead vocals; Patti Austin, Jim Gilstrap, Herbie Hancock, Edi Lehman, John Lehman, Paulette McWilliams, backing vocals.
The Fun Tracks
add Herbie Hancock, lead vocals.
Motor Mouth
Patrice Rushen, lead vocals; replaces Anthony.
Give It All Your Heart

1983

Herbie Hancock - Future Shock  (Columbia FC 38814)

Herbie Hancock, synthesizer, electric piano, vocoder, Clavinet, electronics, keyboards; Michael Beinhorn, electronics, electric drums, programs; Bill Laswell, electric bass; Daniel Ponce, bata drum; Grand Mixer D.ST., turntables.
OAO Studios, Brooklyn, NY, 1983
Rockit
Herbie Hancock, Clavinet, synthesizer; Michael Beinhorn, synthesizer, programs; Pete Cosey, guitar; Bill Laswell, electric bass; Sly Dunbar, drums, bongos; Dwight Jackson Jr., lead vocals; Bernard Fowler, backing vocals.
Future Shock
Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano, electronics; Michael Beinhorn, electronics, synthesizer, electric drums, programs; Bill Laswell, electric bass.
TFS
Herbie Hancock, synthesizer, electronics; Michael Beinhorn, electronics, electric drums, programs; Bill Laswell, electric bass; Daniel Ponce, bata drum; Grand Mixer D.ST., turntables.
Earth Beat
Herbie Hancock, piano, electric piano, synthesizer; Michael Beinhorn, electronics, electric drums, programs; Bill Laswell, electric bass.
Autodrive
Michael Beinhorn, synthesizer; Herbie Hancock, synthesizer, electronics; Bill Laswell, electric bass; Sly Dunbar, drums; Lamar Wright, lead vocals; Grand Mixer D.ST., turntables, voice; Grand Mixer D.ST., Bernard Fowler, Nicky Skopelitis, Roger Trilling, backing vocals.
Rough

1984

Herbie Hancock And Foday Musa Suso - Village Life  (Columbia FC 39870)

Herbie Hancock, synthesizer, drum programs; Foday Musa Suso, kora, talking drum.
CBS/Sony Studios, Shinano-Machi, Tokyo, Japan, August 7, 8 & 9, 1984
Moon/Light
Ndan Ndan Nyaria
Early Warning
Kanatente

Herbie Hancock - Sound-System  (Columbia FC 39478)

Herbie Hancock, keyboards; Rob Stevens, synthesizer; Will Alexander, programs; Henry Kaiser, Nicky Skopelitis, guitar; Bill Laswell, electric bass, electronics; Anton Fier, drums; Daniel Ponce, percussion; D.ST., turntables.
Evergreen Studio, NYC, 1984
Hardrock
Wayne Shorter, Lyricon; Herbie Hancock, keyboards; Will Alexander, programs; Foday Musa Suso, kora; Henry Kaiser, guitar; Anton Fier, drums; Aiyb Dieng, percussion; Bernard Fowler, vocals; D.ST., turntables; Toshinori Kondo, speaker.
Metal Beat
Wayne Shorter, sax; Herbie Hancock, keyboards; Will Alexander, programs; Hamid Drake, cymbals; Daniel Ponce, percussion; Bernard Fowler, vocals.
Karabali
Herbie Hancock, keyboards; Foday Musa Suso, kora; Bill Laswell, electric bass, electronics; Aiyb Dieng, percussion.
Junku
Herbie Hancock, keyboards; Rob Stevens, synthesizer; Bill Laswell, electric bass, electronics; Anton Fier, drums; Bernard Fowler, vocals.
People Are Changing
Toshinori Kondo, trumpet; Herbie Hancock, keyboards; Will Alexander, programs; Foday Musa Suso, kora; Nicky Skopelitis, guitar; Anton Fier, drums; Hamid Drake, cymbals; Aiyb Dieng, percussion; D.ST., turntables.
Sound-System

1985

Various Artists - One Night With Blue Note, Volume 1  (Blue Note BT 85113)

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes #2; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums.
"Town Hall", NYC, February 22, 1985
1.Cantaloupe Island
2.Recorda Me
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 46147 2.

Herbie Hancock - Round Midnight (Soundtrack)  (Columbia SC 40464)

Chet Baker, trumpet, vocals #2; Dexter Gordon, tenor sax #3,5,6; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax #3, soprano sax #4; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes #3,7; Herbie Hancock, piano; John McLaughlin, guitar #1; Pierre Michelot, bass #1-6; Billy Higgins, drums #1-6; Lonette McKee, vocals #5.
Paris, France, July 1-12, 1985
1.Berangere's Nightmare
2.Fair Weather
3.Una Noche Con Francis
4.The Peacocks
5.How Long Has This Been Going On
6.Still Time
7.Minuit Aux Champs-Elysees
Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums; Bobby McFerrin, vocals.
'Round Midnight
Chan's Song
Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; John McLaughlin, guitar; Pierre Michelot, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
Studio Eclair, Paris, France, July 1-12, 1985
Body And Soul

Dexter Gordon - The Other Side Of Round Midnight  (Blue Note BT 85135)

Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; John McLaughlin, guitar; Pierre Michelot, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.: same session.
Studio Eclair, Paris, France, July 1-12, 1985
As Time Goes By
Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
Studio Davout, Paris, France, August 20-23, 1985
Call Sheet Blues
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet #1; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes #2; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass #1; Pierre Michelot, bass #2; Tony Williams, drums #1; Billy Higgins, drums #2.
Studio Eclair, Paris, France, August 20-23, 1985
1.Berangere's Nightmare #2
2.It's Only A Paper Moon
Palle Mikkelborg, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, soprano sax; Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, Mads Vinding, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
Studio Davout, Paris, France, August 22, 1985
'Round Midnight
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 46397 2.

1986

Herbie Hancock, Foday Musa Suso, Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza, Adam Rudolph, Joe Thomas, Hamid Drake, Abdul Hakeem - Jazzvisions 1 - Jazz Africa  (NEC Avenue, Ltd. (J) A28U-1001)

Herbie Hancock, keyboards; Foday Musa Suso, kora, vocals; Abdul Hakeem, guitar; Joe Thomas, bass; Hamid Drake, drums, percussion; Aiyb Dieng, Armando Peraza, Adam Rudolph, percussion.
"Wiltern Theatre", Los Angeles, CA, December, 1986
Jazzvisions Theme (Take Me To Lewisville)
Introduction By Mick Fleetwood
Kumbasora
Cigarette Lighter
Jimbasing
Debo
Closing Theme
** also issued on NEC Avenue, Ltd. (J) A32C-1001.

1988

Herbie Hancock - Perfect Machine  (Columbia FC 40025)

Herbie Hancock, piano, synthesizer, samples, vocoder, computer; Bill Laswell, keyboards; Jeff Bova, synthesizer programs; Mico Wave, synthesizer bass, talkbox, vocoder; William "Bootsy" Collins, electric bass, vocoder; Nicky Skopelitis, Fairlight drums; Sugarfoot, vocals; D.ST., turntables.
Quad Recording Studios, NYC & Garage Sale Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1988
Perfect Machine
Obsession
Vibe Alive
Beat Wise
Maiden Voyage / P. Bop
Chemical Residue

1997 (age 57)

Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter - 1 + 1  (Verve 314 537 564-2)

Wayne Shorter, soprano, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano.
Garage Sale Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1997
Meridianne - A Wood Sylph
Aung San Suu Kyi
Sonrisa
Memory Of Enchantment
Visitor From Nowhere
Joanna's Theme
Diana
Visitor From Somewhere
Manhattan Lorelei
Hale Bopp, Hip-Hop