Bennie Maupin: reeds, voiceHerbie Hancock: piano, electric pianoBuster Williams: bassFreddie Waits: drumsBilly Hart: drumsBill Summers: percussionCharles Sullivan: trumpetBrew, Herbie Hancock?s Mwandishi and Headhunters and Marion Brown?s Afternoon Of A Georgia Faun. His recordings under his own name have been infrequent but his leader debut, is indeed a jewel. ?A more selfless album is hard to imagine?, said Down Beat in 1975. ?On The Jewel In The Lotus, the sound is supreme, and all the players strive to achieve a thorough blending?. Recorded in New York in 1974, the disc?s personnel is drawn from the circle around Herbie Hancock in the period, but the music has a character all its own.