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Herbie Hancock


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.21 | 21 ratings

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4 stars After Hancock established the route of Funk by "Head Hunters", his creation exceeded the frame of Jazz/Fusion at that time and challenged music by his original line of vision. He is accomplished and the forward music has been accomplished by a musician on friendly terms with considerably reformative music in the route in the 70's.

The listener who kept listening to his music in the item of Jazz/Fusion might have shown a few puzzled to the music that he created. The music of Hancock in the 70's also has the opinion made not to understand whether to enter the item of Jazz if it compares it at the time of Blue Note. It is also true that the anxiety said that he will not play an acoustic piano had infiltrated listener's opinion.

And, to wipe out the anxiety for live, an acoustic piano also took Hancock live. At that time, the sound of electronic music and live was performed for the style of his performance. Styles are consistently united for him. The element with an acoustic electronic element is to say that it is consistent in his style.

It is this album to have offered the listener an overwhelming creation by making good use of all all creations, musical instruments and machine parts. Hancock records the performance of high-quality for the opinion of the listener who says that it will not show an acoustic part to be overturned splendidly live in the album. Of course, when VSOP and Trio, etc. were performed back, Hancock offered the listener an electronic part and the part of the performance of the life. The element of an initial compilation of Electric Hancock ..told album.. has been finished enough this album and. In a word musical instruments and the machine parts that he uses for the creation of the music that he does are to the end one- expression methods and, it might be understood that he has digested music in his consistent style very if it listens to this album through the whole.

As for this album that records the performance in 1975 done in Japan in July in June, the flow of member's ensemble and tune is splendidly really expressed. List selected from headHunters and his representative's past work has a certain kind of flow and perfection. A high-quality performance is announced this time though it has a part incomplete as for "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" guessed to be a new song at that time a little. The tune collected to Thrust also invites the spectator to his world with this live fast Passage. Inter play and member's Inprovisation obviously increases the perfection by performing live. And, the guitar of Blackbird McKnight gives the extension to the performance of Hancock. It dyes in true tunes such as Watermelon Man and Maiden Voyage and it dyes to their colors. I think that it is proof to which the member chosen by headhunters has indeed digested the tune.

The quality of live done after Hancock establishes the route of this Funk is believed that the work has proven the performance without the clarification by this album and the crack of [**] to an electronic part.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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