• 1. Rain Dance
  • 2. Hidden Shadows
  • 3. Hornets

'Sextant' from 1972 was recorded just before 'Headhunters', and can be seen in the same vein, but it's more than just an introduction to a masterpiece. It features a kind of post-modal, free impressionism while gracing the edges of funk. Three long instrumental tracks explore how far minimalism in jazz can go. 

Other Releases by Herbie Hancock

Herbie HancockHeadhunters (1973)Columbia
This is THE definitive funk-jazz fusion album - truly jaw-droppingly good stuff that instantly set the standard against which other fusion musicians measured...
Herbie HancockSecrets (1976)Columbia
Seminal jazz funk fusion album including top funky re-version of Hancock's own "Cantelope Island". Also "Doin It" and "Gentle Thoughts" all with the great...
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Herbie HancockThrust (1974)Columbia
An essential classic! The heaviest funky jazz ever recorded. Deep, deep, deep. As good as it gets! 180 gram audiophile issue vinyl.
Herbie HancockTakin' Off (1962)Blue Note
Herbie Hancock's debut album in 1962 launched a phenomenal career. Features Freddie Hubbard and Dexter Gordon and includes the seminal 'Watermelon Man".
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Herbie HancockMr Hands (1980)Columbia
Harvey Mason, Bill Summers, Bennie Maupin, Paul Jackson et al. Includes the killer fusion of 'Shiftless Shuffle'.
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Herbie HancockCantaloupe Island Blue Note
This formidable recording neatly summarises Herbie Hancock's work in the 60s. The title track, Cantaloupe Island, provided inspiration for US3, who sampled...
Herbie HancockMy Point Of ViewBlue Note
Brilliant, less-well-known Herbie Hancock album featuring a larger group than usual with guitar and trombone! Check the superb "King Cobra"! Recommended!
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Herbie HancockCrossings (1972)Warner Bros
Classic Herbie Hancock group line-up with Benny Maupin, Billy Hart and Buster Williams
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Herbie HancockMan-Child (1975)Columbia
Classic fusion album featuring a killer set of funky-jazz fusion. Heavyweight!
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Herbie HancockThe PrisonerBlue Note
Herbie's last recording for Blue Note, in 1969, is the bridge between 'Speak Like A Child' and, his first on Warner Brothers, 'Fat Albert Rotunda'. It...
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Herbie HancockMwandishiWarner Bros
Experimental album originally released in 1971.
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Herbie HancockMaiden Voyage (1965)Blue Note
Brilliant, brilliant album - every track's a winner! Highly recommended!
Herbie HancockFat Albert Rotunda (1969)Warner Bros.
Monster, monster, monster funk jazz bomb! Killer late 60s with 'Wiggle-Waggle'.
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Herbie HancockEmpyrean IslesBlue Note
Stone cold classic Herbie Hancock featuring Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter and Tony Williams! Includes the timeless 'Cantaloupe Island'
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Ramsey LewisSun Goddess (1974)Columbia
Awesome jazz funk album featuring Charle Stepney and members of Earth, Wind And Fire. Check out the stunning title track!
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Bill WatrousManhattan Wildlife Refuge (1974)Columbia
Big band fusion from trombonist Watrous
Ramsey Lewis TrioUpendo Ni Pamoja (1972)Columbia
Features the essential version of War's 'Slipping Into Darkness' and a moody 'People Make The World Go Round"! Ramsey Lewis, Cleveland Eaton and Maurice...
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Earth, Wind And FireFaces (1980)Columbia
The last good EW&F release. Heavy fusion uplifting soulful. Recommended.
The Heath BrothersPassing Thru... (1978)Columbia
Percy and Jimmy Heath are joined by brother Albert on drums, Stanley Cowell, Mtume and Howard Johnson.
Boz ScaggsMoments (1971)Columbia
Early 70s soul rock vocalist album. Deep!
Tony BennettBlue Velvet (1958)Columbia
Original USA vinyl 6-eys Columbia label
Bobby ScottForecast: Rain With Sunny Skies (1978)Columbia
The genius vocalist/composer of A Taste Of Honey late-70s LP
Johnny Eaton And His PrincetoniansFar Out, Near In (1957)Columbia
Orig. 6-eyes Columbia first pressing. w/ Herbie Mann on flute
Jon LucienSong For My Lady (1975)Columbia
Jazz dancers/Dingwalls anthems. Killer!
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ManhattansIt Feels So Good (1977)Columbia
Orig USA vinyl vocal soul produced by Philadelphia sound's finest Bobbi Martin
Frank SinatraThat Old Feeling (1956)Columbia
Orig 1965 LP Colombia 6-eyes label. Vinyl G+
Iggy And The StoogesRaw Power (1973)Columbia
After releasing The Stooges and Fun House--two LPs of brutally elemental rock--the Stooges split, reforming three years later with the encouragement...
Bernard 'Pretty' PurdieFickle Finger Of Fate Columbia
Wicked Young Holt / Barabara Acklin stylee uplifting soul instrumental. MINT ORIGINAL 45 UNPLAYED
Earth, Wind And FireHead To The Sky (1973)Columbia
Charles Stepney production of early EWF that includes latin-tinged funker "Evil", Brazilian jazz cut "Zanzibar" and the inspirational title-track. ORIGINAL...
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Robert JohnsonKing Of The Delta Blues SingersColumbia
Blues lovers everywhere knew the legend of Robert Johnson, but only one complete Robert Johnson song was commercially available until this 1961 album came...
The Charlie Byrd QuartetLet Go (1969)Columbia
Charlie Byrd doing his bossa jazz thing 1969. Original USA vinyl
The New Tony Williams LifetimeBelieve It (1975)Columbia
Tough mid-70s fusion from ex-Miles monster drummer.
Miles DavisBitches Brew LiveColumbia
Miles performs with Chick Corea on electric piano, Dave Holland on acoustic bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums; musicians who  went on to become...
Miles Davis SextetSomeday My Prince Will Come (1961)Columbia
This record is Miles at his best, once again proving his unrivalled abilities both as a player of beautiful ballads and as an innovative performer. At...
Thelonious MonkUnderground (1968)Columbia
Brilliant album in the magnificent Thelonious Monk's opus, contains strong trio and quartet performances by the group that includes the great Charlie Rouse,...
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Bob DylanBob DylanColumbia
Seminal debut folk album, 1962.
Thelonious MonkSolo Monk (1965)Columbia
Solo Monk is the eighth album Thelonious Monk released for Columbia Records in 1965. The album is composed entirely of solo piano work by Monk.  "This...
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The ByrdsYounger Than Yesterday (1967)Columbia
This album is notable for the emergence of Chris Hillman as a songwriter as well as great songs written or co-written by Roger McGuinn and David Crosby.
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Earth, Wind And FireLast Days And Time (1972)Columbia
Early EWF line-up that's rougher, funkier and jazzier than their later albums. Features Ronnie Laws and Roland Bautista, both of whom tear it up on the...
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Bob DylanAnother Side Of... (1964)Columbia
Another Side of Bob Dylan is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. It was released August 8, 1964 by Columbia Records. The album...
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Bill WithersLive At Carnegie Hall (1972)Columbia
Essential live album includes killer versions of "Use Me", "Ain't No Sunshine" amongst others.
Miles DavisMiles Smiles (1966)Columbia
Essential mid sixties modal jazz from Miles Davis' all-star mid sixties band! This is the second studio album from the 'second classic quintet' and...
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Black Beauty the legendary live album recorded in 1970 at Fillmore West, San Francisco when Davis performed the opening act for The Grateful Dead....
Simon & GarfunkelBookends (1968)Columbia
Featuring 'Mrs Robinson'. 
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Funky rock, 1968, featuring "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know"
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