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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:34 AM

Cantaloop/Cantaloupe Island

This year marks the 20th anniversary, 30th now, of Us3's acclaimed, platinum-certified 1993 album, Hand On The Torch and its gold-certified lead single, "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)."

US3 Featuring Rahsaan And Gerard Presencer performing Cantaloop (Video) (Feat. Rahsaan And Gerard Presencer)
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On June 17 in 1964, pianist Herbie Hancock recorded what would become perhaps his most famous composition ever: “Cantaloupe Island.” The perfect convergence of hard-bop, soul and modal jazz, the song originally appeared on Herbie’s fourth Blue Note album, Empyrean Isles, which featured Hancock in the company of a jazz A-Team: trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams. A jam session favorite since its release, the song would find new life nearly 30 years later, when the English jazz-rap group US3 sampled Herbie’s infectiously funky groove for the backing track of their early ’90s hit “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia).” https://www.jazziz.com/herbie-hancock-cantaloupe-island/

This one features again Freddie Hubbard and Ron Carter, of course, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson and Tony Williams live.

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Kind of Blue Jun 2019 OP
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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:23 AM

1. I was 13 when Us3 debuted. Love that album.

 

I was probably 17 when I learned about Hancock’s original. Another great album (recorded by the legendary Rudy Van Gelder).

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:51 AM

2. I love when that happens!

Thanks for the heads up about Rudy Van Gelder. I've never heard of him before and really appreciate knowing more about those in the background instrumental in making music magic happen.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 10:28 AM

3. Yeah, he recorded a LOT of classic Blue Note albums.

 

In his parent’s living room.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 11:35 AM

4. Wow, that says a hella lot for devotion, tenacity and enthusiasm.

Thanks so much, Dr Hobbitstein This is why I love this group.

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Mon Jun 24, 2019, 09:59 AM

5. Thank you!

I love having these side by side. Now I know why Cantaloop was so catchy!

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