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Herbie Hancock - Directstep


Label:

Columbia

Genre:

Jazz

Product No.:
XSON35042F96
Availability:
noshow
Category:

FLAC 96kHz/24bit Download



FLAC 96kHz/24bit Download

Only Available in the
USA




Total download size: 628MB

Cover art included, liner notes not included

For the rabid audiophiles in Japan, Herbie Hancock went to Tokyo to record a direct-to-disc LP that later became one of the world's earliest CD releases. Due perhaps to the arduous one-take-only nature of the direct-to-disc process, Hancock takes the rare step of using a second keyboardist, Webster Lewis, to handle the multiple electronic textures; the rest of the cast is a quorum of Headhunters (Bennie Maupin, reeds; Paul Jackson, bass; Bill Summers, percussion), plus guitarist Ray Obiedo and drummer Alphonse Mouzon. Understandably, the music sometimes sounds a bit inhibited and structured but there are some refreshingly jarring rhythmic disruptions in "Butterfly" — "Shiftless Shuffle" eventually develops a fine roadhouse groove, and the extended "I Thought It Was You" cuts the original version on Sunlight.



1. Butterfly
2. Shiftless Shuffle
3. I Thought It Was You