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Herbie Hancock - Inventions & Dimensions - 1964 [AcousticSounds] (2014)

Jazz | Author: artmuss | 9-12-2014, 14:00
Herbie Hancock - Inventions & Dimensions - 1964 [AcousticSounds] (2014)
Artist: Herbie Hancock
Title Of Album: Inventions & Dimensions
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Blue Note Records
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Hard Bop
Total Time: 39:56 min
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: Lossless 48kHz/16bit / 96kHz/24bit / 192kHz/24bit
Total Size: 257 mb / 848 mb / 1.48 gb

For his third album, Inventions and Dimensions, Herbie Hancock changed course dramatically. Instead of recording another multifaceted album like My Point of View, he explored a Latin-inflected variation of post-bop with a small quartet. Hancock is the main harmonic focus of the music -- his three colleagues are bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Willie Bobo, and percussionist Osvaldo "Chihuahua" Martinez, who plays conga and bongo. It is true that the music is rhythm-intensive, but that doesn't mean it's dance music. Hancock has created an improvisational atmosphere where the rhythms are fluid and the chords, harmonies, and melodies are unexpected. On every song but one, the melodies and chords were improvised, with Hancock's harmonic ideas arising from the rhythms during the recording. The result is risky, unpredictable music that is intensely cerebral and quite satisfying. Inventions and Dimensions displays his willingness to experiment and illustrates that his playing is reaching new, idiosyncratic heights. Listening to this, the subsequent developments of Miles Davis' invitation to join his quartet and the challenging Empyrean Isles come as no surprise.


1. Succotash (7:37)
2. Triangle (10:59)
3. Jack Rabbit (5:57)
4. Mimosa (8:37)
5. A Jump Ahead (6:34)

Bass - Paul Chambers (3)
Congas, Bongos - Osvaldo 'Chihuahua' Martinez
Drums, Timbales - Willie Bobo
Piano - Herbie Hancock
Producer - Alfred Lion

Notes: Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Eaglewood Cliffs, New Jersey on August 30, 1963

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