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WYJF 2012 - Three Songs - video 1/5 - Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock)

4y ago


/Song: Watermelon Man /Original Performer: Herbie Hancock /Composer: Herbie Hancock /Performers: Three Songs /Piano - Joey (8 years old) /Bass: Samuel (13 years old) /Drums: Josh (9 years old) /Event: World Youth Jazz Festival 2012 in conjuction with Hari Belia Negara, Putrajaya, Malaysia and Himpunan Jutaan Belia, Putrajaya, Malaysia /Venue: World Youth Jazz Festival 2012 Main Stage, Dataran Gemilang, Presint 5, Putrajaya, Malaysia /Organizers: Jazz Community Malaysia (JAZZCOMM), Putrajaya Cyberjaya Jazz Community, Jazz Ampang, Shah Alam Jazz Community, Subang-Sunway Jazz Community, Bangsar-Damansara Jazz Community, Dakode Music, Arts and Entertainment Community, Kementerian Belia dan Sukan, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia, Kementerian Penerangan dan Kebudayaan, Ministry of Information and Culture /Date: May 27th, 2012 /notes from wikipedia "Watermelon Man" is a jazz standard written by Herbie Hancock, first released on his debut album, Takin' Off (1962). First version was released as a grooving hard bop and featured improvisations by Freddie Hubbard and Dexter Gordon.[1] 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.[2] 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).