Jazz Moods: Round Midnight

COMPOSERS: Miles Davis
LABELS: Columbia/Legacy
WORKS: Jazz Moods: Round Midnight
PERFORMER: Herbie Hancock
CATALOGUE NO: 516427-2

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Although Bley’s younger contemporary Herbie Hancock achieved his greatest commercial fame as a multi-keyboard, fusion-jazz artist, a Sony Jazz Moods compilation disc confines itself to Herbie ‘unplugged’.

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The selections range from his tenure with Miles Davis’s trailblazing mid-Sixties quintet to his highly acclaimed soundtrack recording for the film Round Midnight (with the title theme radically reharmonised) and newly minted standards from a rare 1978 direct-to-disc solo outing recorded in Japan.