The Howard Roberts Quartet - Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock) by Howard Roberts

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From '' HR Is A Dirty Guitar Player '' Label: Capitol Records -- ST-1961 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo Country: US Released: 1963 Tracklist A1 Watermelon Man Written-By -- Herbie Hancock A2 Smolderin' Written-By -- Howard Roberts A3 Li'l Darlin' Written-By -- Neal Hefti A4 Turista Written-By -- Howard Roberts A5 If Ever I Would Leave You Written-By -- Al Lerner, Frederick Loewe A6 One O'CLock Jump Written-By -- Count Basie B1 Deep Fry Written-By -- Howard Roberts B2 Rough Ridin' Written-By -- Ella Fitzgerald, Hank Jones, William Tennyson B3 Satin Doll Written-By -- Duke Ellington B4 Smokin' Written-By -- Howard Roberts B5 One Note Samba Written-By -- Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça B6 Dirty Old Bossa Nova Written-By -- Howard Roberts Guitar -- Howard Roberts Bass -- Chuck Berghofer Drums -- Earl Palmer Organ -- Burkley Kendrix ------------------------ "Watermelon Man" is a jazz standard written by Herbie Hancock, first released on his debut album, Takin' Off (1962), in a grooving hard bop version that featured improvisations by Freddie Hubbard and Dexter Gordon. A single of the tune reached the Top 100 of the pop charts. Cuban percussionist Mongo Santamaría released the tune as a Latin pop single the next year on Battle Records, where it became a surprise hit, reaching #10 on the pop charts. Santamaría's recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. Hancock radically re-worked the tune, combining elements of funk, for the album Head Hunters (1973...

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Artist: Howard Roberts
Video title: The Howard Roberts Quartet - Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock)
Category: Jazz & Fusion

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