Cantaloupe Island

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"Cantaloupe Island"
Single by Herbie Hancock
from the album Empyrean Isles
Released 1964
Genre Modal jazz
Length 5:33
Label Blue Note Records
Songwriter(s) Herbie Hancock

"Cantaloupe Island" is a jazz standard composed by Herbie Hancock and recorded for his 1964 album Empyrean Isles[1] during his early years as one of the members of Miles Davis' 1960s quintet. The musicians for the original 1964 recording were: Hancock (piano), Freddie Hubbard (cornet), Ron Carter (bass) and Tony Williams (drums).

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Bumper music


In 2000, "Cantaloupe Island" placed at #19 in the "Jazz 100: One Hundred Quintessential Jazz Songs".[4]


  1. ^ Ouellette, Dan (2005). Hancock goes beyond Jazz. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 43. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  2. ^ Bcn Ska-Jazz Orqestra (2016). "Cantaloupe Island". First Round EP. La Panchita Records. 
  3. ^ "Official Charts Company: Us3". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-08-30. 
  4. ^ "The Jazz 100". 2000. 

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