Herbie Hancock Dedication (1974)

Herbie Hancock - Dedication (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Herbie Hancock - Dedication (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 190 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
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© 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4049 | DSD Remaster
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Piano / Electric Keyboards

Reissue with latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. This is a unique experiment in the Hancock discography, recorded in Tokyo in just one day during a tour of Japan. The first side contains two introspective, complex solo acoustic piano tracks, "Maiden Voyage" and "Dolphin Dance," which are notable since they date from a period when Hancock was supposedly totally immersed in electronics. Side two has two even more unusual pieces – "Nobu," a one-man show recorded in real time with the sample-and-hold feature of an ARP 2600 synthesizer providing a rhythm section for Hancock's electric keyboards, followed by "Cantaloupe Island" with a pre-recorded synth bassline.
Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) [Audio Fidelity, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) [Mastered By Kevin Gray, 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ5 223 | Time: 00:38:54

The follow-up to the breakthrough Headhunters album was virtually as good as its wildly successful predecessor: an earthy, funky, yet often harmonically and rhythmically sophisticated tour de force. There is only one change in the Headhunters lineup – swapping drummer Harvey Mason for Mike Clark – and the switch results in grooves that are even more complex. Hancock continues to reach into the rapidly changing high-tech world for new sounds, most notably the metallic sheen of the then-new ARP string synthesizer which was already becoming a staple item on pop and jazz-rock records. Again, there are only four long tracks, three of which ("Palm Grease," "Actual Proof," "Spank-A-Lee") concentrate on the funk, with plenty of Hancock's wah-wah clavinet, synthesizer textures and effects, and electric piano ruminations that still venture beyond the outer limits of post-bop.
Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) [Audio Fidelity 2016] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) [Audio Fidelity 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:49 minutes | Scans included | 2,62 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 796 MB
Features Stereo and Quadrophonic surround sound | SACD Mastering by Kevin Gray | Audio Fidelity # AFZ5 223
Herbie Hancock - Quartet (1981) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Herbie Hancock - Quartet (1981) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 439 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 162 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 282 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4190 | 2014 Remaster
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Piano

Reissue with latest 2014 remastering. Comes with liner notes. Acoustic magic from Herbie Hancock – proof that he wasn't only cutting electro records in the 80s! The set's got a fluid, open feel that's a bit like some of the VSOP Quintet work – although the group here is slightly different, with Hancock on acoustic piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – plus a young Wynton Marsalis on trumpet – stepping in where Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard left off. The tracks are somewhat sharp-edged and modern, but never in a way that's too outside – more just a continuation of the VSOP mode, with some of the Marsalis love of darker colors and tones. The double-length set has plenty of room for long solos – and titles include "Well You Needn't", "Round Midnight", "Clear Ways", "A Quick Sketch", "The Eye Of The Hurricane", "Parade", "The Sorcerer", "Pee Wee", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily".
Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:49 minutes | 838 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The follow-up to the breakthrough Headhunters album was virtually as good as its wildly successful predecessor: an earthy, funky, yet often harmonically and rhythmically sophisticated tour de force.

Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) {Japan Edition, SRCS 7025}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 9, 2010
Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) {Japan Edition, SRCS 7025}

Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) {Japan Edition, SRCS 7025}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 199 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb
© 1991 Sony Music Japan | SRCS 7025
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Funk


Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) {Japan Edition, SRCS 7025}

The follow-up to the breakthrough Headhunters album was virtually as good as its wildly successful predecessor: an earthy, funky, yet often harmonically and rhythmically sophisticated tour de force. There is only one change in the Headhunters lineup – swapping drummer Harvey Mason for Mike Clark – and the switch results in grooves that are even more complex. Hancock continues to reach into the rapidly changing high-tech world for new sounds, most notably the metallic sheen of the then-new ARP string synthesizer which was already becoming a staple item on pop and jazz-rock records.

Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974)  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Oct. 29, 2007
Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974)

Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974)
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG -> 251Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91Mb
Full Artwork @300 dpi -> 27Mb
Columbia / Legacy

Despite its rather silly sci-fi cover, 1974's THRUST is a top-tier album by composer/keyboardist Herbie Hancock. On this excellent follow-up to the legendary HEADHUNTERS, Hancock lays into some seriously deep grooves on his Fender Rhodes, and is backed by many of the same musicians from HEADHUNTERS, including bassist Paul Jackson and woodwind master Bennie Maupin.
Herbie Hancock - The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988 (2013) (34 CD Box Set)

Herbie Hancock - The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988 (2013) (34 CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 34 CDs, 27:41:32 min | Covers included | 8,73 Gb
Genre: Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Jazz-Rock / Label: Columbia/Legacy

Herbie Hancock recorded for Columbia between 1972 and 1988. During that period, between the label's American and Japanese divisions, he released 31 albums, both solo and with an astonishing variety of players in an equally breathtaking panorama of styles, from straight-ahead post-bop, to fusion, jazz-funk, disco, R&B, smooth jazz, and even hip-hop. Though Hancock had a celebrated career before signing to Columbia, it was his longest label association; and during his tenure there, he experienced his greatest commercial success and his name was etched permanently into the history of popular music. This box set contains 34 discs – 28 single and three double albums – all housed in handsome individual LP and gatefold sleeves.
Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - Live Under the Sky (1979) 2CD Expanded Remastered 2004 [Re-Up]

Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. - Live Under the Sky (1979) 2CD Expanded Remastered 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 956 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 372 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # C2K 87165 | Time: 02:34:18

Herbie Hancock's V.S.O.P. project with his former bandmates from the Miles Davis Quintet – Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams – and trumpeter Freddie Hubbard was a band that almost single-handedly tried to re-establish acoustic jazz in the United States. And though they made three recordings, all of which were favorably reviewed and heralded by true jazz fans, none of them sold very well, and the band could find few gigs in the United States. The 1978 tour of major cities was thought to be a triumph at the time, but the unit could find few gigs afterward, and so its various members all went back to their other projects. In 1979, they got the opportunity to tour Japan and jumped at the chance. Sony, Hancock's Japanese label, recorded the two evenings, and the first, which took place during a furious rainstorm, was broadcast live on national television! Live Under the Sky marks the first time that this album has been available in the United States in any form.
Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (1973) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (1973) APO Remastered 2016
Mastered at Sterling Sound by Ryan Smith
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPJ 084 SA | 00:41:53

Head Hunters is the twelfth studio album by the American pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, released October 13, 1973, on Columbia Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during evening at Wally Heider Studios and Different Fur Trading Co. in San Francisco, California. Head Hunters is a key release in Hancock's career and a defining moment in the genre of jazz. In 2003, the album was ranked number 498 in the book version of Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2007, the Library of Congress added it to the National Recording Registry, which collects "culturally, historically or aesthetically important" sound recordings from the 20th century.