Wednesday

Herbie Hancock

Crossings - 1971

A couple of years before he emerged as one of the most commercially successful fusion artists of the 1970s, Herbie Hancock was deeply entrenched in creating albums that took electronic music to soaring heights and stretched improvisation to its limits. The second in a trilogy of LPs that included Mwandishi and Sextant, Crossings benefits from incorporating the elements that defined what was so unique about both of these; the solid, proto-funk grooves of the former and the far out synth-based, skeletal rhythms of the latter. Comprised of a mere three tracks, the first of which is a 24-minute, 3-part suite, this is avant-garde funk at its finest, performed by a crew of musicians that all but defined the genre. Very weird, precisely executed and extremely rewarding.


2 comments:

Curved Air said...

one of my favs. though Mwandishi album is so sweet...hard to wager between them

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Neilantman said...

Thank you