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SEXTANT

Herbie Hancock

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.14 | 121 ratings

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snobb
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5 stars This is one of earlier Herbie Hancock album and one of his most progressive work ever. Last album in Sextant trilogy, it contains only three long compositions!

The music is almost avantgade mix of synthesizers, horn section and african drumming. All album is full of ideas and energy. Many fans know Hancock by his later very commercial albums, and often are not too much interested in his music. Try this, you will be surprised!

Long and multilayered compositions are real gem! By structures and sound they are closer to Weather Report music, than to more usual fusion of Return To Forever or Mahavishnu Orchestra. Great bass line and drumming pulsation came close to funk-fusion of next Hancock period. Combination of synth-keyboards and brass often sounds freaky. All the sound has a touch of psychedelia.

Really very experimental,fresh and unusual Hancock ( at least - modern Hancock) album. Very recommended.

snobb | 5/5 |

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