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Poll Question: WHich of these is your favourite?
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    Posted: September 08 2009 at 18:14
After further review, Sextant. Hornets is absolutely brilliant.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2009 at 17:45
mwandishi by far...
 
parts of crossings i like...but sextant is a bit to indigestable for me at this point...i like my jazz jazzy lol
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 02:34
 ^ yep
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 02:32
Originally posted by Easy Money Easy Money wrote:

Originally posted by Rocktopus Rocktopus wrote:


Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:

It's a tough call, but Crossings gets my vote, and not just because I share my surname with the synth player. It's a pity Herbie Hancock didn't do a bit more in the same exerimental vein.
You'll find him doing it some more on Eddie Henderson's fantastic Realizations and to some extent the follow up Inside Out. Its got practically the whole Mwandishi lineup including HH himself.Crossings for me. Desert island album.


Bennie Maupin and Julian Priester also put out albums with Gleeson and many of the others on board.
 
 
Anotherthing that makes the Mwandishi music so relevant with Bitches Brew is Maupin's bass clarinets laying foundation layers od wind instruments. That gives such a depth to the rest of the music.
 
You'll clearly hear Zappa working with this thing in Grand Wazoo and Jawaka
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2009 at 00:07
I voted on Mwandishi.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2009 at 19:55

Sextant for me.  Special album...it's the first one I heard of the three.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2009 at 15:02
Crossings!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2009 at 14:41
Truthfully, if there weren't easy out options and we absolutely had to choose one of the three, I would have gone Mwandishi. Ostinatio (Suite for Angela) is fantastic! It's the only song out of the nine that I can recognize and somewhat digest at this point. Hm. It'll take more work, but that's okay.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2009 at 14:33
No votes for Mwandishi yet! LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2009 at 05:41
^Yep. Both great too. Love, Love doesn't feature Herbie, though. And if that one Bennie's The Jewel in the Lotus makes you hungy for more, check out Buster Williams somewhat related Pinnacle. Not as fantastic, but really good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2009 at 05:20
Originally posted by Rocktopus Rocktopus wrote:


Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:

It's a tough call, but Crossings gets my vote, and not just because I share my surname with the synth player. It's a pity Herbie Hancock didn't do a bit more in the same exerimental vein.
You'll find him doing it some more on Eddie Henderson's fantastic Realizations and to some extent the follow up Inside Out. Its got practically the whole Mwandishi lineup including HH himself.Crossings for me. Desert island album.


Bennie Maupin and Julian Priester also put out albums with Gleeson and many of the others on board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2009 at 04:24
Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:

It's a tough call, but Crossings gets my vote, and not just because I share my surname with the synth player. It's a pity Herbie Hancock didn't do a bit more in the same exerimental vein.
 
 
Yeah, but for some reasond HH chooses to do electronics himself, and its's a lot more prominent and Kraut-y" than when Gleeson was doing it.
 
 
 
Originally posted by Rocktopus Rocktopus wrote:

You'll find him doing it some more on Eddie Henderson's fantastic Realizations and to some extent the follow up Inside Out. Its got practically the whole Mwandishi lineup including HH himself.

 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2009 at 03:25
Originally posted by Syzygy Syzygy wrote:

It's a tough call, but Crossings gets my vote, and not just because I share my surname with the synth player. It's a pity Herbie Hancock didn't do a bit more in the same exerimental vein.


You'll find him doing it some more on Eddie Henderson's fantastic Realizations and to some extent the follow up Inside Out. Its got practically the whole Mwandishi lineup including HH himself.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2009 at 12:11
All I have is Headhunters.  Great funk-jazz.  He was stellar with Miles Davis, but that was many years before. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2009 at 11:13
It's a tough call, but Crossings gets my vote, and not just because I share my surname with the synth player. It's a pity Herbie Hancock didn't do a bit more in the same exerimental vein.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 19:07
Sextant followed by Crossings.In a way i wished he'd kept following the same path for a couple of more albums because for my tastes they kept getting better.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 19:06
Sextans for me.

Put more of this poll Logan to teach up the d*nm DT lovers....Wink


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 18:41
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

It's difficult for me to choose one.  Amazing.

I hope this poll will encourage some who may not yet have caught the Herbie lovebug to check out these albums.  I don't care if one is into melodic prog, or whatever, check it out. 

I'm a  little sad that it took me so long to really explore Herbie Hancock's work (in my progressive journey, I always lag well behind others -- after years of mostly leaving music behind due to to a dominant passion for film , I had a heck of a lot of catching up to do).
 
I love the Mwandishi trilogy above all in Herbie's career.
 
Although Herbie is the only absent of the "Miles Crowd" on Bitches Brew (he was on his honeymoon); the Mwandishi period is IMHO what comes closest to BB and a direct heriage of it.
 
 
It's pretty hard to pick one from the three, though..........
 
 
 
 
 
 
Originally posted by LiquidEternity LiquidEternity wrote:

I loved Headhunters, and so dived right into this trilogy. Being a Davis and Coltrane fan, these three were distinctly quite a bit more difficult to digest. I don't feel like I have a handle on any of them, really. So I'm voting the can't decide option, wuss that I am. But you know what? I'll put them all on now.
 
The Head Hunters years are quite different and could be classified as funk-jazz.
 
Personally I find the HH's HH too static: find a groove and stick to it
 
 
As opposed to the constantly evolving Mwandishi albums
 
 
I'll go for Sextant, I guess
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 18:20
I only own Mwandishi, and I love it.  I may be getting Crossings soon.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 17:22
I'll try not to.
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