01. Hip Walk (El.tpt solo: Palle Mikkelborg) 5:55
02. Butterfly (Soprano sax solo: Ferdinand Povel) 5:26
03. Superstition (Vocal solo: Inga Rumpf / Fender piano solo: Rob Franken) 5:22
04. Wheeler's Choice (Fluegelhorn solo: Kenny Wheeler) 5:40
05. Stoned Cockattoo (El.t-bone solo: Jiggs Whigham) 3:23
06. Jive Samba (Guitar solo: Eef Albers) 5:30
07. Spirit (Vocal solo: Inga Rumpf / Tenor solo: Ferdinand Povel) 4:25
08. Nerve Wrecker (Organ solo: Dieter Reith) 4:28
09. Neosho (Fluegelhorn solo: Ack Van Rooyen) 5:51
Peter Herbolzheimer is a solid section trombone player, and a fantastic writer/arranger. hip walk is a triumph of groovy funk. wonderful harmonic tunes mostly composed by Herbolzheimer sometimes seem like tracks to fill the album, but they are easy on the ears, and with great tracks like 'stoned cockatoo', nerve wrecker' and solid arrangement of stevie wonder's 'superstition', its hard to make complaint. great funk that gets your feet movin'.
"Hip Walk" (1976) was the ninth album from Peter Herbolzheimer's Rhythm Combination and Brass and started a move into fusion territory.
A stellar European line up featuring Kenny Wheeler, Eef Albers, Dieter Reith, Palle Mikkleborg, Ack von Rooyen and the singer Ingar Rumpf (unfortunately only on two tracks - "Superstition" and "Spirit") and a great selection of tunes including Hancock's "Butterfly", Adderley's "Jive Samba" and Dieter Reith's "Nerve Wrecker". The album really comes into it's own with the superb Herbolzheimer compositions "Wheeler's Choice", "Hip Walk" and "Neosho".
This was issued on Polydor Germany in 1976, and then made a re-issue on CD in 1997 on Repertoire from Germany which has now disappeared without trace.