Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi (1971/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

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Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi (1971/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi (1971/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 45:05 minutes | 1,89 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:05 minutes | 1002 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Mwandishi" is one of the first albums on which Herbie Hancock departs from the traditional jazz idioms and pursues a new original style that would generate a wider audience appeal, most notably manifested in his 1973 album "Head Hunters".

With the formation of his great electric sextet, Herbie Hancock's music took off into outer and inner space, starting with the landmark Mwandishi album recorded in a single session on New Year's Eve. Ever the gadgeteer, Herbie plays with electronic effects devices – reverb units, stereo tremelo, and Echoplex – which all lead his music into spacier, open-ended directions very much influenced by Miles Davis' electric experiments, rendering it from post-bop conventions. There are just three tracks: the insistent 15/4-meter Afro-electric-funk workout "Ostinato (Suite for Angela)," the inquisitive "You'll Know When You Get There" with its ethereal Hancock voicings, and trombonist Julian Priester's "Silent Way"-influenced "Wandering Spirit Song," which eventually dips into tumultuous free form. Eddie Henderson emerges as a major trumpet soloist here, probing, jabbing, soliloquizing; Bennie Maupin comes over from Lee Morgan's group to add his ominous bass clarinet and thoughtful alto flute; and Buster Williams' bass and Billy Hart's flexible drums propel the rhythm section. Santana's José Chepitó Areas and Leon "Ndugu" Chancler also add funky percussive reinforcement to "Ostinato," along with guitarist Ron Montrose. The group's collective empathy is remarkable, and Hancock had only begun to probe the outer limits with this extraordinary music.


01 - Ostinato (Suite For Angela)
02 - You'll Know When You Get There
03 - Wandering Spirit Song

Produced by David Rubinson.
Recorded in January 1971 at Wally Heider Recording Studio C, San Francisco, CA.

Mwandishi / Herbie Hancock - Fender Rhodes piano
Mchezaji / Buster Williams - bass
Jabali / Billy Hart - drums
Mganga / Eddie Henderson - trumpet, flugelhorn
Mwile / Bennie Maupin - bass clarinet, alto flute, piccolo
Pepo Mtoto / Julian Priester - tenor trombone, bass trombone
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler - drums and percussion on "Ostinato (Suite For Angela)"
José "Chepito" Areas - congas and timbales on "Ostinato (Suite For Angela)"
Ronnie Montrose guitar on "Ostinato (Suite For Angela)"

Analyzed: Herbie Hancock / Mwandishi

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR13 -0.01 dB -16.24 dB 13:12 01-Ostinato (Suite For Angela)
DR10 -0.01 dB -13.47 dB 10:24 02-You'll Know When You Get There
DR13 -0.01 dB -18.61 dB 21:29 03-Wandering Spirit Song

Number of tracks: 3
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5566 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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