Cover image for Dedication
Title:
Dedication
Author:
Hancock, Herbie, 1940- , composer, instrumentalist.
Publication Information:
[Guilderland, NY] : Wounded Bird Records, 2014.

℗1974
Physical Description:
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Language:
No linguistic content
Contents:
Maiden voyage (7:39) -- Dolphin dance (11:13) -- Nobu (7:32) -- Cantaloupe island (13:55).
Subject Term:
UPC:
664140065123
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Summary

This is a unique experiment in the Hancock discography, recorded in Tokyo in just one day during a tour of Japan. The first side contains two introspective, complex solo acoustic piano tracks, "Maiden Voyage" and "Dolphin Dance," which are notable since they date from a period when Hancock was supposedly totally immersed in electronics. Side two has two even more unusual pieces -- "Nobu," a one-man show recorded in real time with the sample-and-hold feature of an ARP 2600 synthesizer providing a rhythm section for Hancock's electric keyboards, followed by "Cantaloupe Island" with a pre-recorded synth bassline. Side two is a fascinating look back at the charms and stringent limitations of mid-'70s analog keyboards, as well as a challenge to Hancock's on-the-wing inventiveness -- and despite some inevitable stiffness in the rhythm, he comes through with some colorful work. This would be the first of several Japan-only Hancock albums from the '70s, an indication that Japanese jazz fans were (and perhaps still are) far more open-minded and free-spending than their American counterparts. ~ Richard S. Ginell


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