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SEXTANT

Herbie Hancock

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.14 | 121 ratings

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Koper
2 stars Is that Progressive rock? Definitely not. Is that progressive music? I am not sure. But it is jazz, not jazz-rock, not fusion or someone similar, but it is clearly modern jazz. A lot of tunes, sounds, keynotes - too much for me. Tracks are predominately unstructured, aimless, chaotic (in terms of structure typical in progressive rock of course, or even in classical music). Three long tracks are full of improvisations where the main composer (Herbie Hancock) and trumpet player (Eddie Henderson) try to prove that they are a great soloists. Only rhythm section (Buster Williams and Billy Hart) tries to straighten this musical chaos. An exception is the second part of "Rain dances" boring with mechanical sounds of synthesizer (ARP?) for few minutes (almost endless). "Hidden shadows" should be entitled "hidden emotions" - cold endless-looping of hypnotic figures of bass and trumpet for 10 minutes - waste of time.The third composition "Hornets" drags out ad infinitum without planning and, in my opinion, without any concept. Too much notes, too much egocentric oddity, too much individual shows-offs, too less sense. Two stars.
Koper | 2/5 |

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