Live in Chicago 1977
By 1977 Herbie Hancock was firmly established as America's leading purveyor of jazz-funk. This superb performance at the Ivanhoe Theater in Chicago on February 16, 1977, finds him playing with Weather Report's legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, as well as Bennie Maupin (tenor sax, bass clarinet) and James Levi (drums). Broadcast on the local WXRT-FM, it offers a setlist anchored in Hancock's Head Hunters (1973) era, but also includes a track from Maupin's superb Slow Traffic to the Right album (1977). It's presented here in digitally remastered sound with background notes and images.