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  • 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. 

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Herbie HancockStars in Your Eyes / Saturday NightColumbia
Wicked 12" reissue of Herbie Hancock's in demand slinky groover "Stars In Your Eyes" on the much coveted 11.21 "special disco remix". This is...
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 HancockSpeak Like A ChildBlue Note (1968)
Seminal Herbie Hancock on Blue Note, produced by Duke Pearson.
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 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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Other Releases on Columbia

Mingo LewisFlight Never Ending (1976)Columbia
HEAVY afro-cuban percussion jazz rock lp. Original USA vinyl 
Weather ReportSweetnighter (1973)Columbia
For any of you who don't know this album, it is one of the heaviest fusion albums ever - mixing jazz, funk and what sounds like jungle (20 years before...
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George BensonBenson Burner (1976)Columbia
Loads of killer funky soul jazz 60s tunes on this double album compilation
Mac DavisMac Davis (1973)Columbia
The man who wrote Elvis Presley's In The Ghetto. Southern blue-eyed soul/country.
Mac DavisSong Painter (1970)Columbia
Includes In The Ghetto (Mac Davis wrote it!). Blues-eyed soul/country/rock
Jon LucienPremonition (1976)Columbia
Essential 70s jazz vocal fusion from the man. Original Jazz dance style.
Jon LucienSong For My Lady (1975)Columbia
Jazz dancers/Dingwalls anthems. Killer!
Marcio MontarroyosCarioca (1983)Columbia
Tough fusion. Original USA vinyl
ManhattansThe Manhattans (1976)Columbia
The sound of Philadelphia circa 1976 produced by Bobbi Martin - on the zone! VG vinyl
Herbie HancockStars in Your Eyes / Saturday NightColumbia
Wicked 12" reissue of Herbie Hancock's in demand slinky groover "Stars In Your Eyes" on the much coveted 11.21 "special disco remix". This is...
OC SmithHickory Holler Revisited (1968)Columbia
O.C. Smith began as a jazz vocalist and later moved into country and R&B. The Louisiana vocalist was hired to replace Joe Williams in Count Basie's band...
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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The Heath BrothersPassing Thru... (1978)Columbia
Percy and Jimmy Heath are joined by brother Albert on drums, Stanley Cowell, Mtume and Howard Johnson.
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
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...
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Bernard 'Pretty' PurdieFickle Finger Of Fate Columbia
Wicked Young Holt / Barabara Acklin stylee uplifting soul instrumental. MINT ORIGINAL 45 UNPLAYED
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,...
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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Gil Scott-HeronA New Black Poet : Small Talk at 125th and Lennox (1970)Flying Dutchman
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