Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage




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"...The original Van Gelder vinyl mastering of this record is not bad at all. In fact it is quite good - and most anyone would be very happy if it was the only version of this great album in their collection. That is, until they hear this fantastic 45 RPM version from Analogue Productions, which is simply a must-have for anyone who loves the record. Highly Recommended." - My Vinyl Review, December 2010

Every single tune on this album from the haunting "Maiden Voyage" to the gentle, swinging "Dolphin Dance" has found its way into the standard jazz repertoire. Herbie Hancock fashioned a modern jazz milestone with extraordinary compositions, interplay and solos.

Originally released in 1965.

Herbie Hancock, piano
Ron Carter, bass
George Coleman, tenor saxophone
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
Anthony Williams, drums

 



Maiden Voyage
The Eye Of The Hurricane
Little One
Survival Of The Fittest
Dolphin Dance

Customer Reviews (4.60 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

Superior sonics

posted on 11/25/2015
4 Stars
I have a BN original that I have been playing on and off for 40 years and made the leap to the 45rpm in the hopes that the improved sonics would help me " get this album" No luck. While I appreciate Herbie's talent I just don't get this LP. BTW I love bop and avant-garde jazz.

I give it a 4 cause it sounds amazing but just doesn't move me.


Exceptional reissue

posted on 11/30/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: dr.nath
A truly fine reissue from Analogue Productions. The music just breaths with a large soundstage, microdetail and dynamics. This is one of my favorite Blue Note albums and this reissue allows a better view into the session compared to the Van Gelder original pressing.


Detailed and Enjoyable

posted on 04/24/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Chris
This is a refreshingly good album. The group blends together very well yet each musician is allowed to show off their amazing skills in detail. I've actually became a bigger Freddie Hubbard fan after listening to this album. As the other reviewers have noted, the cymbal work is spot on and shown off in very distinct yet subtle details. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the quality of the pressing. It's very quiet and one of the flattest vinyl copies that I've purchased. You shouldn't be disappointed in this album at all. Enjoy!


Pretty good remaster of a classic title...

posted on 11/22/2010
4 Stars
Here, the sound is very good. The bass is very present and tight, the highs are not softened excessvely so Tony Williams' great cymbal work is very nicely floating on top, and the great (under-rated) George Coleman is full bodied. A nice pressing too, mine had no problems for a change. The cover image is hard to mess up - it's already abstractly diffuse. Worth the money.


Amazing. Another winner. A must have.

posted on 11/21/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: dmeeker
Compared to my 33 1/3 copy of this album from just a few years ago, this one wins hands down. Everything is more spacious, the cymbals are startlingly clear, the saxophone fuller sounding. But the greatest achievement is how Gray and Hoffman were able to eliminate that middle dead zone when you are listening to the music, removing the flat, condensed sound of the overall recording. The music thunders, sounds actually rounder, with more space between the instruments. It's like how you are able, on certain car websites, to get a virtual 3-D tour of the vehicle from all sides. Here, Gray and Hoffman have done the same thing, only with music. They've literally breathed life into the thing, making it as if you were a fly on the wall.

Thought: I wish Hancock, Carter, and Williams had released more recordings of just the three of them playing together--they're interplay is, in my opinion, on par with the excellent Bill Evans' trios of just a few years before this album was recorded. Oh well.


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