Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage on 180g 45RPM 2LP from Analogue Productions
Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman at AcousTech
Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock.
Hancock was originally discovered by trumpeter Donald Byrd in 1960. After two years of session work with Byrd as well as Phil Woods and Oliver Nelson, he signed with Blue Note as a solo artist. His 1963 debut album, Takin’ Off was an immediate success, producing the hit “Watermelon Man.”
In 1963, Miles Davis invited Herbie to join the Miles Davis Quintet. During his five years with Davis, Hancock recorded many classics with the jazz legend including ESP, Nefertiti and Sorcerer and later on made appearances on Davis' groundbreaking In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew.
Herbie's own solo career blossomed on Blue Note, with classic albums including Maiden Voyage, Empyrean Isles and Speak Like a Child. 1965's Maiden Voyage is arguably the best in Hancock's series of fine Blue Note albums from the 60s. Every single cut on this album from the haunting "Maiden Voyage" to the gentle, swinging "Dolphin Dance" has found its way into the standard jazz repertoire. Herbie fashioned a modern jazz milestone here with extraordinary compositions, interplay and solos.
Herbie Hancock (piano)
Ron Carter (bass)
George Coleman (tenor saxophone)
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet)
Anthony Williams (drums)
Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage Track Listing:
1. Maiden Voyage
2. The Eye Of The Hurricane
3. Little One
4. Survival Of The Fittest
5. Dolphin Dance