Dis Is da Drum

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Dis Is da Drum
Dis Is Da Drum.jpg
Studio album by
Released1994
Recorded1993-1994
StudioGarage Sale Studios and Studio 55, Los Angeles, CA
GenreJazz rap, acid jazz, hip hop[1]
Length54:59
LabelMercury Records
ProducerHerbie Hancock, Bill Summers a.o.
Herbie Hancock chronology
A Tribute to Miles
(1994)
Dis Is da Drum
(1994)
The New Standard
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau:|[2]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[3]

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]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Call It '95"Griffin, Hancock, Robertson, Smith, Summers4:39
2."Dis Is da Drum"Griffin, Hancock, Lasar, Robertson, Summers4:49
3."Shooz"Griffin, Moreira, Summers1:17
4."Melody (On the Deuce by 44)"Factor, Griffin, Robertson, Smith4:05
5."Mojuba"Griffin, Hancock, Lasar, Robertson, Summers4:59
6."Butterfly"Hancock, Maupin6:08
7."Ju Ju"Galarraga, Griffin, Lasar, Summers5:03
8."Hump"Maupin, Roney, Shanklin4:43
9."Come and See Me"Hancock, Smith, Watson4:32
10."Rubber Soul"Griffin, Hancock, Robertson, Smith, Summers6:40
11."Bo Ba Be Da"Hancock, Watson8:04

Personnel[edit]

  • Herbie Hancock – piano (exc. 2, 3, 7), Minimoog and synthesizer (2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11), clavinet (2, 5, 10, 11), synthesizer bass (2, 11), background vocals (4)
  • Bill Summers – percussion (exc. 4, 7), bata (7)
  • Will "Roc" Griffin – drum loops, sequencing (exc. 5, 7), sampling (exc. 5, 7, 9), programming (5, 7, 10, 11), rap (4)
  • Darrell Smith – keyboards (1, 2, 8), sequencing (2, 8, 9, 10), electric piano (3, 4, 11), clavinet (3, 7), Minimoog (3), background vocals (4), programming (5-10), synthesizer (5, 9)
  • Darrell "Bob Dog" Robertson – guitar (exc. 3, 6, 9), background vocals (4)

with

  • Wah Wah Watson – guitar (1, 2, 8-11), vocals and sequencing (9)
  • Mars Lasar – keyboards and sound design (1, 4, 6, 10, 11)
  • Wallace Roney – trumpet (1, 8, 10, 11)
  • Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone (1, 8, 10, 11)
  • Hubert Laws - flute (6)
  • Lazaro Galarraga – vocals (2, 7), bata and vocal arrangement (7)
  • Chill Factor – rap (4)
  • The Real Richie Rich – DJ and scratcher (4)
  • Francis Awe – vocals (5)
  • Marina Bambino, Felicidad Ector, Lynn Lindsey, Yvette Summers, Louis Verdeaux - background vocals (2, 11)
  • Huey Jackson - background vocals (2, 7, 11)
  • Nengue Hernandez - background vocals (7)
  • Frank Thibeaux – bass guitar (1)
  • Armand Sabal Lecco - bass guitar (8, 10)
  • Jay Shanklin – bass and add. sequencing (8)
  • Ken Strong – drums (1, 2, 6-11)
  • William Kennedy – drums (1, 7, 11)
  • Guy Eckstine – drums (5)
  • Niayi Asiedu – percussion (1)
  • Airto Moreira – percussion (3)
  • Munyungo Jackson and Skip Burney – djembe (5)
  • Nengue Hernandez – bata (7)
  • Brady Speller - percussion (11)
  • Doug Scott - additonal editing (2)

Rhythm arrangements credited to (as far as they are not identical to the writers credits)

  • "The Melody" - Darrell Smith, Will "Roc" Griffin
  • "Butterfly" - Bill Summers, Herbie Hancock, Mars Lasar
  • "Hump" - Bill Summers, Darrell "Bob Dog" Robertson, Darrell Smith, Jay Shanklin
  • "Rubber Soul" - Bill Summers, Herbie Hancock, Wah Wah Watson, Will "Roc" Griffin
  • "Bo Ba Be Da" - Darrell Smith, Herbie Hancock

Production, recording and mix by Bill Summers and Herbie Hancock with Darrell Robertson, Darrell Smith, Will Griffin.

  • Additional co-producer (6), additional engineer (1, 6, 10, 11) - Mars Lasar
  • Chief engineers - Darrell "Bob Dog" Robertson, Darrell Smith
  • Additional recordings at Studio 55 by Michael Schlessinger assisted by Darrell Roamer
  • Mastering – "Big Bass" Brian Gardner
  • Executive-Producer – Guy Eckstine

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Newsom, Jim. "Dis Is Da Drum - Herbie Hancock | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Consumer Guide Reviews". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  3. ^ Moon, Tom. "Rolling Stone : Herbie Hancock: Dis Is Da Drum : Music Reviews". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on January 8, 2007. Retrieved 18 July 2011.

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