Cantaloupe Island

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"Cantaloupe Island"
Single by Herbie Hancock
from the album Empyrean Isles
GenreModal jazz
LabelBlue 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".[7]


  1. ^ Ouellette, Dan (2005). Hancock goes beyond Jazz. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 43. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ Payne, Douglas. "HUGH MASEKELA DISCOGRAPHY: 1955-1969". Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Hugh Masekela - The Americanization Of Ooga Booga". Discogs. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  4. ^ Bcn Ska-Jazz Orqestra (2016). "Cantaloupe Island". First Round EP. La Panchita Records.
  5. ^ Template:Cite web title=NEW ALBUM! THE JUNCTION ~ MARCH 30, 2018
  6. ^ "Official Charts Company: Us3". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  7. ^ "The Jazz 100". 2000.

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