Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles and Maiden Voyage on Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc
True High-Resolution 24bit/192k audiophile sound
Two of Hancock's most iconic albums, plus unreleased takes
Audio mastered from the original tapes, delivered in three formats: DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby True HD, or PCM stereo
Universal Music Group has gone back to the original master tapes to deliver fully uncompressed, high-resolution versions of many of your favorite albums. Mastered at 24bit/96k, the label's Blu-Ray Pure Audio Discs deliver the sound the artists heard in the studio when these classic albums were recorded.
Empyrean Isles, recorded when Hancock was 24 and a new member of the Miles Davis Quintet, features the pianist pushing at the boundaries of hard bop, creating fresh, new music. In a quartet with Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter and Tony Williams, Hancock shows that he was familiar with both avant-garde jazz and groovin' R&B. His four compositions include the original and most exciting version of "Cantaloupe Island" and the swingingly unpredictable "One Finger Snap." Empyrean Isles brims with the power and adventure of the best 1960s jazz, pushing ahead into uncharted territory.
By the time he recorded Maiden Voyage in 1965, Hancock had been a very important member of the Miles Davis Quintet for two years and had already led five albums for Blue Note. Maiden Voyage, which teams Hancock with Freddie Hubbard, George Coleman, Ron Carter and Tony Williams, is a true classic. Each of the five Hancock originals, which include "The Eye Of The Hurricane" and the future standard "Dolphin Dance," inspire the musicians to play at their very best, the music is both accessible and unpredictable, and the communication between the players is consistently magical.
|Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Antony Williams|
|1. One Finger Snap|
|2. Oliloqui Valley|
|3. Cantaloupe Island|
|4. The Egg|
|5. One Finger Snap (Take 10)|
|6. One Finger Snap (Take 19)|
|7. Oliloqui Valley (Take 1)|
|8. Oliloqui Valley (Take 3)|
|9. Cantaloupe Island (Take 11)|
|10. Cantaloupe Island (Take 12)|
|Freddie Hubbard, George Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Anthony Williams|
|1. Maiden Voyage|
|2. The Eye of the Hurricane|
|3. Little One|
|4. Survival of the Fittest|
|5. Dolphin Dance|