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Poll Question: WHich of these is your favourite?
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2 [8.33%]
8 [33.33%]
8 [33.33%]
1 [4.17%]
2 [8.33%]
3 [12.50%]
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    Posted: July 25 2009 at 14:37
Such excellent stuff that I've been listening to a lot of late..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 14:47
Call me strange, but my love for Herbie begins and ends at Headhunters.  I'll have to give these discs another spin.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 14:51
Originally posted by Evan Evan wrote:

Call me strange, but my love for Herbie begins and ends at Headhunters.  I'll have to give these discs another spin.  


...that's about where I get off LOL

I voted for Crossings, with Mwandishi close behind. Approve

Nice poll, Logan! Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 14:58
Originally posted by Evan Evan wrote:

Call me strange, but my love for Herbie begins and ends at Headhunters.  I'll have to give these discs another spin.  


Since you asked: you're strange...

I too voted for Crossings with Mwandishi close behind... and Sextant is a masterpiece too! Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 15:04

Crossings and Sextant are really almost at the same level. But I pick up Sextant a little bit over

Crossings. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 15:20
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).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 16:40
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.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 16:43
Good man, and I'm a Davis and Coltrane fan myself (see my sig).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 16:46
hugely influential stuff, practically reinvented modern jazz and American film music.. Crossings for me, five stars easy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 17:03
^ Agreed, it's a brilliant album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 17:14
I'll be the first brave one to choose the "don't know any of them" option.  I have Headhunters and Thrust and have been planning on getting into more Herbie material, with these three on the list. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2009 at 17:16
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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Crossings
for me. Desert island album.
Over land and under ashes
In the sunlight, see - it flashes
Find a fly and eat his eye
But don't believe in me
Don't believe in me
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