|Bobby Hutcherson, vibes, marimba, drums
Herbie Hancock, piano
Bob Cranshaw, bass
Joe Chambers, drums, marimba
By 1966, this innovator and virtuoso had produced an amazing amount of cutting-edge music with Jackie McLean, Grachan Moncur III, Andrew Hill, and Eric Dolphy, as well as on his first two Blue Note albums. Happenings was his first album in a conventional quartet format (but what a band, with Herbie Hancock, Bob Cranshaw, and Joe Chambers!). With the exception of Hancockâ€™s â€śMaiden Voyage,â€ť the material is originals by the vibist, and the range and harmonic depth of his compositions is as impressive as his playing. A unique and rewarding album in the long career of this exceptional musician.
The RVG Series consists of classic blue note albums newly remastered in 24-bit by the original engineer, legendary Rudy Van Gelder, with state-of-the-art equipment.
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