Herbie Hancock - Thrust - 1974 Space Jazz Funk Audiophile 180 Grm LP
Herbie Hancock - Thrust
Label: Music On Vinyl MOVLP032, Columbia MOVLP032, Legacy MOVLP032
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram
Released: 26 Nov 2009
Originally Released: 1974
The musicians on this album include the keyboard wizard himself Herbie Hancock playing "traditional" jazz-rock instruments (Fender Rhodes electric piano and Hohner D-6 clavinet) along with just about every synthesizer ARP manufactured in 1974 (ARP Odyssey, ARP Pro Soloist, ARP 2600, and ARP String Ensemble); Bernie Maupin (soprano and tenor saxophone, saxello, bass clarinet, and flute); Paul Jackson (electric bass guitar); Paul Summers (percussion); and drummer extraordinaire Mike Clark (who went on to jam with English jazz rock group Brand X).
A1 Palm Grease
A2 Actual Proof
this 1974 release....the playing on this album seems further out there and a bit more sophisticated, even though the only thing that changed was the addition of jaw-dropping virtuoso drummer Mike Clark (shows you just how important the drummer is ..)
Track 3 Buttefly is one of the most beautiful instrumental songs ever written and is my favorite song on this album. I even named my daughter Vanessa (means, "Butterfly") after this song. On the "Flood" live album recorded in Japan (very rare and hard to find,
Track 2, "Actual Proof" is THE definition of 'Jazz-Funk' - post-bop chords and melody (not to mention an excellent, lengthy Rhodes piano exploration by the man himslef) fused over fat funk. It's a shame Herb hasn't recorded more tunes similar in approach to this one. "Spank-A-Lee" opens with the most amazing groove with Herb on seriously funky clavinet (and later Rhodes) before Bennie Maupin rips on tenor. "Butterfly" is the set's token change of pace (as was the moody "Vein-Melter" from 'Headhunters'), and again shows Maupin's skills on the reeds, this time with Soprano sax. "Palm Grease" is similar to "Spank-A-Lee" in that it maintains serious funk throughout.
Herbie is wihtout doubt an excellent keyboard player, and on this album he really gets the chance to show this with a more varied set than 'Headhunters',
Mike Clarke on drums also makes a big difference, giving an extra edge to the group sound.
Herbie Hancock - Spank-A-Lee
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Herbie Hancock - Actual Proof - Live
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Herbie Hancock - Palm Grease
He makes it look; too easy
Funky groove. Mike Clark held it down. Where did this musicianship go? Why don't make music like this anymore
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