Bill Evans Trio & Waltz for Debbie

Bill Evans (piano), Chuck Israel (bass), Larry Bunker (bass).

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R.I.P. Walter Becker &

Walter Becker, February 20, 1950 – September 3, 2017.

A deep bow to my blog mentor Nightsky Radio, who made me notice the artistry of the Dan. “Deacon Blues” now vies with Herbie Hancock’s “Tell Me a Bedtime Story” for the status of greatest song in the world. But even when I didn’t fully appreciate “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” like I do now, I always liked it, and it is one of Walter’s (Pretzel Logic, 1974). Also, I never featured it here on channel WDYDFAE before, so . . .

Herbie Hancock & Space Captain

Recording session of “Space Captain” (written by Matthew Moore, popularized by Joe Cocker in 1970), with Herbie Hancock and other greats.

Herbie Hancock (piano), Susan Tedeschi (lead/backup vocals), Derek Trucks (slide guitar), Oteil Burbridge (bass, backup vocals), Kofi Burbridge (organ, backup vocals), Mike Mattison (backup vocals), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums). Epic “trading fours” back and forth between piano and slide from 3:34.

Hang Up Your Hang Ups & Herbie Hancock

“Hang Up Your Hang Ups” by Herbie Hancock, from Man-Child (1975).

Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Melvin Ragin (“Wah Wah Watson”) (guitar), Bennie Maupin (saxophone), Paul Jackson (bass), Mike Clark (drums), Bill Summers (percussion), assorted horns and winds: Jay DaVersa, Bud Brisbois, Dick “Slide” Hyde, Garnett Brown, Ernie Watts, Jim Horn.

And, great 70s themed NYC ‘Toob put together by conqa. Thanks, conqa!