Dis Is da Drum

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Dis Is Da Drum
Studio album by Herbie Hancock
Released 1994
Recorded 1993
Genre Jazz rap, acid jazz, hip hop[1]
Length 54:59
Label Mercury Records
Herbie Hancock chronology
A Tribute to Miles
(1994)
Dis Is Da Drum
(1994)
The New Standard
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]

Dis Is Da Drum is Herbie Hancock's thirty-ninth album and his first solo album since leaving Columbia Records.

Tracks like "Bo Ba Be Da" and "Dis Is Da Drum" reflect Hancock's move towards acid jazz, while "Butterfly" makes a fourth appearance on a Hancock album following the original album (Thrust), a live album (Flood), and another studio album (Direct Step).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Call It '95" (Griffin, Hancock, Robertson, Smith, Summers) – 4:39
  2. "Dis Is da Drum" (Griffin, Hancock, Lasar, Robertson, Summers) – 4:49
  3. "Shooz" (Griffin, Moreira, Summers) – 1:17
  4. "Melody (On the Deuce by 44)" (Factor, Griffin, Robertson, Smith) – 4:05
  5. "Mojuba" (Griffin, Hancock, Lasar, Robertson, Summers) – 4:59
  6. "Butterfly" (Hancock, Maupin) – 6:08
  7. "Ju Ju" (Galarraga, Griffin, Lasar, Summers) – 5:03
  8. "Hump" (Maupin, Roney, Shanklin) – 4:43
  9. "Come and See Me" (Hancock, Smith, Watson) – 4:32
  10. "Rubber Soul" (Griffin, Hancock, Robertson, Smith, Summers) – 6:40
  11. "Bo Ba Be Da" (Hancock, Watson) – 8:04

Personnel[edit]

  • Francis Awe – vocals
  • Skip Bunny – djembe
  • Chill Factor – dap
  • Guy Eckstine – drums
  • Lazaro Galarraga – vocals
  • Will "Roc" Griffin – sampling, loops, sequencing, rhythm arrangements
  • Herbie Hancock – synthesizer, piano, electric piano, clavinet, Moog synthesizer, synthesizer bass, rhythm arrangements
  • Nengue Hernandez – bata
  • William Kennedy – drums
  • Mars Lasar – synthesizer, keyboards, sound design
  • Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone
  • Airto Moreira – Percussion
  • The "Real" Richie Rich – scratching
  • Darrell Robertson – guitar, rhythm arrangements
  • Wallace Roney – trumpet
  • Jay Shanklin – rhythm arrangements
  • Darrell Smith – keyboards, electric piano, rhythm arrangements
  • Ken Strong – drums
  • Bill Summers – percussion, conga, tambourine, bells, dunun, djembe, shekere, vocal arrangement, rhythm arrangements, cabasa
  • Frank Thibeaux – bass guitar
  • Wah Wah Watson – guitar
  • background vocals - Marina Bambino, Huey Jackson, Hollis Payseur, Angel Rogers, Yvette Summers, Louis Verdeaux

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Newsom, Jim. "Dis Is Da Drum - Herbie Hancock | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Moon, Tom. "Rolling Stone : Herbie Hancock: Dis Is Da Drum : Music Reviews". web.archive.org. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 

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