Herbie Hancock Discography

At the moment, I’d be inclined to call Herbie Hancock the greatest jazz pianist of his generation. The early Blue Note recordings are…

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Herbie Hancock: Empyrean Isles (1964)

Kronomyth 4.0: EMPIRICAL MILES. This is the first truly great Herbie Hancock record, featuring the current Miles Davis lineup with Freddie Hubbard as…

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Herbie Hancock: Maiden Voyage (1965)

Kronomyth 5.0: WATER YOU’RE WAITING FOR. If time had been a kinder mistress, I might have waxed soft and eloquent about so many…

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Wayne Shorter: Adam’s Apple (1966)

Kronomyth 7.0: SAX APPLE. The earlier Blue Note albums (Juju, Speak No Evil, The All-Seeing Eye) basically amounted to program music around the…

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Herbie Hancock: Mwandishi (1971)

Kronomyth 10.0: I CHANT BE GONE LONG, YOU COME TOO. Untethered and touching all of the cosmos at once. That’s the impression I…

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Joe Zawinul: Zawinul (1971)

A way bitchin’ solo album/tone poem from Z that pre-dates the Weather Report gig and features Miroslav Vitous, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock.

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Herbie Hancock: Crossings (1972)

Kronomyth 11.0: STAR TREK. Herbie Hancock continued his experiments in fusion by mixing jazz, funk and electronic space music on Crossings. While I…

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Chick Corea: The Mad Hatter (1978)

I’m a sucker for program music, even when the pretense to a program is pretty flimsy, as it is here. Without the concept…

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