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THRUST

Herbie Hancock

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.07 | 72 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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4 stars Nothing says fun like a hefty dose of heady, complex, and playful funk from Mr. Hancock's Headhunters. Thrust continues in its celebrated predecessor's shoes by delivering monstrously deep and experimental grooves while keeping the feel and soul instantly accessible for the mass audience. Anyone even somewhat interested funk-- or even instrumental music in general-- should take this one seriously.

The album opens simply with light drumming from the Clark (a trap-set musician), with bass, wakka- chicka-wakka guitar, classy and varied woodwinds, and an ever expanding palette of synthesizers which swells by the song's finale to a genuine masterpiece of many-tentacled funk... and this is just the first song-- school's in session suckas.

Thrust takes the listener to smoky dens of '70's style with the masterful musicianship and a cerebral level of complexity. For someone coming from a metal background, this release is a priceless change of pace and mood. Do yourself a favor: check this one out and spend a day grooving with Herbie... you'll never look at jazz at the same.

Songwriting: 4 Instrumental Performances: 5 Lyrics/Vocals: NA Style/Emotion/Replay: 4

Prog Leviathan | 4/5 |

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