DEDICATION by HERBIE HANCOCK

SKU108510
ArtistHERBIE HANCOCK
TitleDEDICATION
LabelGET ON DOWN
Catalog #GET 51282LP
Genre
ReleaseW 17 - 2019
FormatVinyl - USLP
€ 29,99incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Maiden Voyage
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/g/get_51282lp_dedication/1.mp3
  2. Dolphin Dance
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/g/get_51282lp_dedication/2.mp3
  3. Nobu
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/g/get_51282lp_dedication/3.mp3
  4. Cantaloupe Island
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/g/get_51282lp_dedication/4.mp3

Description

Herbie Hancock’s “Dedication” – live in Japan, previously available on vinyl only in Japan, Synth heavy album - check!

Dedication by Herbie Hancock is an anomalous entry in the discography of the revered jazz-fusion keyboardist. The album was recorded over the course of a single day, in the middle of a tour of Japan at Koseinekin Hall in Tokyo, and for years would be available exclusively in Japan. Produced a month ahead of his 1974 studio album Thrust, the follow-up to his career-defining album Head Hunters, Dedication's tracks were noteworthy for how drastically different they were from the material that followed. Gone was the dangerously funked-out rhythm section goodness of the Headhunters; instead Hancock is alone, performing four
solo pieces on grand piano, electric keys, and synthesizer.

Side one features Hancock at his most introspective, featuring romantic, ballad-like takes on two of his 60s pieces: "Maiden Voyage", and "Dolphin Dance." Side two, on the other hand, is almost a polar opposite,
utilizing early techno rhythms through Fender Rhodes electric keyboards, and the sample-and-hold features of the ARP 2600 synthesizer, rendering spacey, exploratory jams such as the original track "Nobu", and
an electro-funky take on "Cantaloupe Island". (Two tracks which predicted Hancock's eventual electro-funk dominance in the 1980s.)

Tracklist:
Maiden Voyage
Dolphin Dance
Nobu
Cantaloupe Island

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