This is so badass. The control the band exhibits is absolutely incredible. It feels super organic, groovy, and even jammy, but it’s all totally locked in. When you feel like they’re just jamming over a groove, all of a sudden they move this super orchestrated turnaround. So tight and well orchestrated.
I know the album Headhunters intimately, but I’ll admit I never listened to Herbie’s other 1970’s era stuff. Palm Grease from his album Thrust is particularly fantastic.