Speak Like A Child (Bonus Tracks) (EP, Bonus Tracks)
Released: Jan 1968
Label: Blue Note Records
With this 1968 masterpiece, Herbie Hancock retained the experimental post bop brilliance of Maiden Voyage while streamlining his songwriting (these are highly accessible, uncluttered melodies) and crafting lovely horn charts that float above his piano, Ron Carter's bass and Mickey Roker's drums. The title ballad and "Goodbye to Childhood" are just beautiful.