Actual Proof

I was listening to this bootleg of Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters yesterday. And today, coincidentally, the great pianist and organist Mike LeDonne commented on it on a FB link: “Herbie’s funk recordings were to that genre what his jazz recordings were to jazz. Deep into the real thing. I can’t think of any other jazz musician that came off that real when they crossed over to the funk side.” True. Something’s in the air, so here it is. Please pardon the bad quality. Headhunters, Live in Denton, Texas, 1974, playing “Actual Proof”:

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