May 24, · I listen to alot of ambient but now and again like some jazz, funk etc and have tracked down other albums by Herbie Hancock such as maiden voyage and head hunters which are both fantastic. Thrust is as good as those and the band are so tight on this album, very enjoyable and a genius album in general. Next I think I'll get the HH box set. 10//5().
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, ) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer, and actor. Hancock started his career with Donald Byrd. He shortly thereafter joined the Miles Davis Quintet, where he helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound.
May 24, · It also represented the last truly innovative Hancock album. The follow-up, Thrust, was a carbon copy; ever after Hancock's albums were divided between bland, commercial product (Future Shock and its ilk), and explicit attempts to re-create his s style (VSOP and the other acoustic albums) without ever moving on from it/5().
About the album. Directstep, released only in Japan, was one of the earliest albums ever released on fourschosevergedickmarpblogaticanin.cor Lewis became second keyboardist on this album in order for Hancock to handle the multiple layers of electronic texture that he hoped to achieve. Hancock re-recorded "I Thought It Was You" (originally on Sunlight), making it even more electronic with his vocoding.
But Man-Child's structures are more varied and the solos are more involving than anything on Thrust. This is altogether a braver, more substantial LP; hopefully its reception will embolden Hancock to move further beyond formula toward the lasting fusion of improvisational interest and R&B drive he is capable of creating. (RS ) ROBERT PALMER.
The discography of the American jazz artist Herbie Hancock consists of forty-one studio albums, twelve live albums, sixty-two compilation albums, five soundtrack albums, thirty-eight physical singles, nine promo singles and four songs not released as singles, but that charted due to downloads. This article does not include re-issues, unless they are counted separately from the original works.