"Cantaloupe Island" is a jazz standard composed by Herbie Hancock and recorded for his 1964 album "Empyrean Isles" during his years as one of the members of Miles Davis' 1960s quintet. Hancock later recorded and released a jazz-funk fusion version of the track, as Cantaloupe Island, on his 1976 album "Secrets". The musicians performing on the original 1964 recording were: Hancock (piano), Freddie Hubbard (cornet), Ron Carter (bass) and Tony Williams (drums). The first time I heard this song, it brought to my mind a tropical island with dancers swaying to the beat under the bright mid-day sun. In this series, a model, Nadia, dances to the simple but seductive rhythms of "Cantaloupe Island".