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Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands CD (album) cover


Herbie Hancock


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.29 | 31 ratings

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4 stars It ..route of Funk.. goes forward further in the age ..Herbie in the 80's... He deeply pursues music lacing a revolution further and an acoustic route since V.S.O. P. After he has them establish the route of Funk, an advanced road might be a little like to the road of Chick Corea advanced by another concept. The musician like them always catches the age though demonstrating the sensibility to music is different respectively. Tunes that existed (It might be common also to various musicians) the tune thought to be heightening sensitivity of Herbie since V.S.O. P further and not suitable for his concept among Trio and Solo Album and were not able to be collected to the album gathered and this album was completed. However, the tune that was unpublished at that time of the period is not tinpot music at all. Herbie actually gives the overdubbing for producing this album and blows in a new sensibility. He says that he will prepare the tune more than the tune collected by the process of the production of the album. It doesn't limit to him, the idea is developed always considering it, and the musician who executes it has zeal and considerable advancement. I think that it is evidence that his antenna also catches the electric wave in the age.

After Herbie had established the route of Funk, his fan might have limited his favorite time further. However, Herbie is Herbie. It is evidence of the advancement that he begins to spin. This time was time when originality had been exploded further because of the route of Funk. This album is located between works such as "Trio 81" or "Magic Windows" that compete again with "Monster", Tony announced in 1980, and Ron. I might feel the tune collected to this album the element of Out Take is strong. However, the listener and the fan might be fascinated with the charm of this album by contraries , considering his music character at the quality and this time of the musician and the tune to participate in the recording.

#Spiraling Prism The anacatesthesia has already drifted from a voluminous opening. And, a melody to feel space on the way and generous progress invite us to the world of Herbie with the tension with comfortable level that is the end.

#Calypso It is a tune to which Herbie is guessed that Herbie covered Tony, Ron, and formed Trio back with the synthesizer. And, Sheila.E participates suitably to the tune of Calypso as a percussion player. The recording and the arrangement have succeeded though Herbie doesn't perform the synthesizer so much. The impression with a comfortable progress of the minor code is given to us.

#Just Around The Corner Perhaps, this tune is guessed to be a tune that arose in the process of the production of "Monster". The listener can listen to this tune by pulling out power. And, the condition of the tune gives the element modulates and in usual Funk without on the way.

#4 AM Jaco performs Bass in this tune. Jaco participated only in one by "Sunlight". And, it is guessed that it is Out Take that appeared within that time frame. Height of arrangement and tension in which space is felt. Breath by the musician unites and and it is ..considerably high-quality tune.. finished. Breath of Herbie and Jaco is good each other. And, Jaco answers the creation of Herbie well.

#Shiftless Shuffle This tune that was to have been put in "Headhunters" is collected to "Direct Step". The drum was Alphonse Mouzon in the EP. However, because it is a tune at the time of "Headhunters", Hervey Mason plays the drum. Anyway, each of one musician becomes and it shifts from the rhythm to a straight rhythm to shuffle. The drum explodes gradually. And, the performance that Paul Jackson adheres to the rhythm is wonderful.

#Textures It is a new song at this time made again for this album. He is working on this tune only by one person. It is a tune that his sensibility and talent are satisfactorily shown by the tune where the anacatesthesia drifts. This tune to feel nature slowly gives the listener the relief and the relaxation.

He provides after the 1980's with a state-of-the-art further sensibility and prepares for the activity of music. I think that this album is an interesting work including the mind of the play that was born in the process of not a simple album but his evolution.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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