Fat Albert Rotunda is the eighth album by jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock, released in 1969. It was Hancock's first release for Warner Bros. Records after his departure from Blue Note Records. The music was originally done for the TV special Hey, Hey, Hey, It's Fat Albert, which later inspired Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids TV show. Fat Albert Rotunda, along with Mwandishi and Crossings was reissued in one set as Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings in 1994 and as The Warner Bros.
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Exclusively for Prime members. read that he had done the music for Fat Albert and decided to grab this disc. There are some really funky moments. A very "listener" friendly funk/jazz album.
Band Name Herbie Hancock. Album Name Fat Albert Rotunda. Released date December 1969. Labels Warner Music Group WEA Rhino Records. Music StyleJazz Rock. Members owning this album0. 3. Tell Me a Bedtime Story.
Fat Album Rotunda was composed by Herbie Hancock as a soundtrack to the tv series Hey, Hey, Hey, Its Fat Albert. This was Hancock’s first release after leaving Blue Note Records and shows a distinct leaning towards a funky tone combined with Hancock’s skilled jazz ear. Fat Albert Rotunda Q&A. Engineered By Rudy van Gelder. Arranged By Herbie Hancock. Percussion George Devens. Drums Albert "Tootie" Heath.
Fat Albert Rotunda is the venture into jazz-funk by keyboardist Herbie Hancock. The record is centered around the music Hancock wrote the Fat Albert cartoon show. It's one of the records which appeared in the period between his landmark album Maiden Voyage of 1965 and his 1973 classic Head Hunters. Fat Albert Rotunda is a unique item in Herbie Hancock's long and diverse catalog, with funky tracks like "Fat Mama" and modern jazz-oriented tunes like "Tell Me A Bedtime Story"
Centered around some soundtrack music that Herbie Hancock wrote for Bill Cosby's Fat Albert cartoon show, Fat Albert Rotunda was Hancock's first full-fledged venture into jazz-funk and his last until Head Hunters making it a prophetic release. with frequent horn riffs and great rhythmic comping and complex solos from Hancock's Fender Rhodes electric piano . Only Williams would remain for Hancock's 1977 electric . The Quintet album to come. In addition, trumpeter Joe Newman, saxophonist Joe Farrell, guitarist Eric Gale, and drummer Bernard Purdie make guest appearances on two tracks. Track List 01. Wiggle-Waggle 02. Fat Mama 03. Tell Me A Bedtime Story 04. Oh!
|A3||Tell Me A Bedtime Story||5:00|
|A4||Oh! Oh! Here He Comes||4:05|
|B2||Fat Albert Rotunda||6:27|
- Made By – TELDEC »Telefunken-Decca« Schallplatten GmbH
- Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
- Alto Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Joe Henderson
- Art Direction – Ed Thrasher
- Double Bass [Acoustic Bass], Bass – Buster Williams
- Drums – Albert "Tootie" Heath*
- Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
- Photography By [Liner] – Syrell Sapoznick
- Piano, Electric Piano, Written-By, Arranged By, Conductor, Producer – Herbie Hancock
- Trombone – Garnett Brown
- Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Johnny Coles
NotesOriginal german pressing, comes with the green Seven Arts label. Stamp on inner sleeve "Muster zu Ihrer Information". Sticker on label "Unverkäufliche Warenprobe ohne Wert/Trade sample"
|ST-93172, 1834||Herbie Hancock||Fat Albert Rotunda (LP, Album)||Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records, Warner Bros. Records||ST-93172, 1834||US||1969|
|K 46039||Herbie Hancock||Fat Albert Rotunda (LP, Album, RE)||Warner Bros. Records||K 46039||UK||1974|
|WS 1834||Herbie Hancock||Fat Albert Rotunda (LP, Album, RE)||Warner Bros. Records||WS 1834||US||1970|
|MOVLP2187, 1834||Herbie Hancock||Fat Albert Rotunda (LP, Album)||Music On Vinyl, Warner Bros. Records||MOVLP2187, 1834||Europe||2019|
|WPCR-29140||Herbie Hancock||Fat Albert Rotunda (CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM)||Warner Bros. Records||WPCR-29140||Japan||2016|