Herbie Hancock Thrust on Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid 4.0 Multichannel SACD from Audio Fidelity
In the stream of modern jazz during the last decades of the 20th century, the imprint left by pianist, keyboardist, synthesist, composer, arranger, producer, and bandleader Herbie Hancock on jazz, fusion, pop music, R&B, disco, hip-hop, electronica and more – including his beloved traditional post-bop – spans generations.
At the heart of that career are his 16 productive years as a Columbia and CBS/Sony (Japan) recording artist from 1972 to 1988, by far his longest, most prolific association with any record label. Those 16 years encompassed the evolution from the "Mwandishi" Sextet, to the Head Hunters to the Herbie Hancock Group.
Thrust, the 1974 follow-up to the breakthrough Headhunters album, is virtually as good as its wildly successful predecessor, reaching No. 13 on the Billboard chart. Hancock continued to explore 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 on pop and jazz-rock records.
The set includes four extended numbers, three of which concentrate on funk while the change-of-pace cut here is "Butterfly," one of Herbie Hancock's loveliest electric pieces.
• Numbered Limited Edition Super Audio CD
• Multichannel mix in SACD
• Surround sound & original 2-channel stereo mix on SACD
• Original 2-channel stereo mix on CD