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THE PRISONER

Herbie Hancock

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.61 | 17 ratings

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Kazuhiro
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4 stars 1969 year might have been exactly in the flow with a reformative element in the world of Jazz. The flow done to shift in the 70's from "In A Silent Way" that Miles Davis announced might have exactly demonstrated the some kind of force. Hancock challenges the first time performance of the electric piano at this time by Miles Davis instruction. It has a very important respect and necessity for his music character that Hancock performs the electric piano. If only Hancock was said, the flow in a series of music at this time of him might have been rapidly revolutionized.

The performance of Hancock that had been done in the work in Blue Note gave birth to quite a lot of masterpieces. And, the world of Music who rushes into in the 70's has been changed overall exactly. Flow transfered the register from "Speak Like A Child" of the former work to Warner. Or, the point that the revolution of musical instruments also took in the age. And, Jazz is revolutionized. These elements have been digested enough in Hancock. When this album is announced, it makes remarks on Hancock. "This album obviously clarifies the expression of the self compared with the work before" This remark might have included the presentiment to the following creation that caught the digestion and the age of some music.

It is guessed that the revolution from the mode to the following creation was time of the major shift for Jazz. The creation of Hancock overflows indeed of course in the composition of this album. Difference point of "Speak Like A Child" of the former work and composition of this album. Or, it is flexible to which the revolution of musical instruments is obediently taken. These points might have been exactly inevitable of Hancock.

A lot of musicians are made to participate in the recording in this album. It presents the aspect of Big Band. Using of creation and musical instruments of Hancock properly. And, the performance of a strange band to exceed might succeed. The work of the flute of SAX and Hubert Laws of Joe Henderson is splendid each other. An electronic to the end element advances with decorated meaning it doesn't push out forward. Point to have clarified difference point with the former work though flow of "Speak Like A Child" was followed. Or, three work might already have been created in Hancock with Warner. And, the performance that he did in this album will lead to much when catching as not simple Jazz it but a chain of flows surely at this time.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |

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