Sunday, November 6, 2011

1000 SONGS - DAY 117: SONG # 147

DAY 117: A Song You Wish You Would Have Written

I wish I would have written Herbie Hancock's Cantaloupe Island, featured on HH's 1964 album "Empyrean Isles", with Freddie Hubbard on cornet, Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums (what a band!!); the original recording goes like this:



The tune became known to a wider public than the average jazz-audience because a sample of it is the backbone of US3's "Cantaloop" from 1993, sometimes categorized as cool hip hop, sometimes as acid jazz or rap-jazz. Here it is:


Finally a live rendition of the tune featuring one of my all time heroes among the world's distinguished drummers, Vinnie Colaiuta:

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