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THRUST

Herbie Hancock

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.13 | 119 ratings

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4 stars Herbie Hancock's Thrust is fine jazz funk with symphonic and psychedelic flourishes. Anyone with a taste for quirky music with incredible and unusual tones and performances will find that taste quenched here.

"Palm Grease" Opening with a funky drum rhythm and some electronic keys, a sputtering bass groove and grumpy sax join the party. With its Weather Report-like main theme, the music is cool and fun. It fades into a feathery synthesizer.

"Actual Proof" Kicking things up again, this second piece centers on wild Fender Rhodes electric piano runs, that spurting bass guitar, and drumming that just works at every second.

"Butterfly" Herbie Hancock and company ease up and provide a relaxing cruise. The saxophones croon back and forth letting a breathy moan hum now and again. The drive of the music picks up before settling into an easygoing groove with electric piano and psychedelic synthesizer.

"Spank-A-Lee" The most eccentric of this quartet, it features plenty of spluttering keyboards, electric piano, and a satisfying rhythm underneath. A raucous saxophone solo forces its way in in the second half.

Epignosis | 4/5 |

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