Become a supporter

Cantaloupe Island-Backing Trac

Share Download this song

Author Comments

"Cantaloupe Island" is a jazz standard composed by Herbie Hancock. It was one of the first examples of a modal jazz composition set to a funky beat.
This is just the backing track for it, as part of my "Jazz Masterclass" forum thread.
Introduction 8 bars, then structure repeats 5 times, last with an outro.

Composed by Herbie Hancock.
Track arranged and sequenced by Mihai Sorohan in 2011.


Us3 would be proud. Flip Fantasia, baby!

Nice rendition of this awesome track! I've been struggling to find a good free backing track for this one, so thanks :D

As mentioned in another review, it's not very fancy, but I find this kind of style really fits as a backing track.

sorohanro responds:

Glad that you like it :)


smooth olskool jazz. reminds me of the jazz i've listnened when i was little on my dads records. thank you for the nice memories =)

I love Herbie...

...Thought much of his songs sound the same, as example of this song right here sounding much like Watermelon Man.

But who am I to judge anyways, they sound great, so it doesn't matter!

For the interpretation, you go for the safe side, since it's a standard backing track, and it's way OK to do so.

Diggin' the Hammon, it's a shame though there wasn't any trumpet, thought it probably didn't suit the style anyways!

So good job with that, I'll try to find a way to record a solo over this anytime soon.

Samuel H├ębert

People find this review helpful!
sorohanro responds:

Thanks for review.
I think trumpet would fit there very good, I even plan to record one, but the main reason of making this is to provide a backing track for others to put their solos :)
I look forward to hear your solo.

Pretty Nice

Love the flow of this its sweet keep it up

People find this review helpful!
sorohanro responds:

Thanks :)

Click on an icon to vote on this!

Credits & Info


4.11 / 5.00

Jan 2, 2011
12:52 PM EST
File Info
6.6 MB
2 min 55 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.