Avant-Funk

THE ELECTRIC BIBLE | CHAPTER 142

SEXTANT HERBIE HANCOCK (1972) A1: RAIN DANCE (9:16); A2: HIDDEN SHADOWS (10:13). B1: HORNETS (19:36). CATEGORY: EXPERIMENTAL FUSION | DURATION: 39 MINUTES Electronics are pushed to the fore in Sextant, the closing chapter of Hancock’s Mwandishi trilogy and his first album for Columbia, home of…

Read More

Experimental Fusion

THE ELECTRIC BIBLE | CHAPTER 141

CROSSINGS HERBIE HANCOCK (1972) A1: SLEEPING GIANT (24:50). B1: QUASAR (7:27); B2: WATER TORTURE (14:04). CATEGORY: EXPERIMENTAL FUSION | DURATION: 46 MINUTES Completing a holy trinity of experimental post-Miles units alongside Weather Report and Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi project was an exploration of Afro-futurist…

Read More

Experimental Fusion

THE ELECTRIC BIBLE | CHAPTER 063

BITCHES BREW MILES DAVIS (1969) A1: PHAROAH’S DANCE (20:07). B1: BITCHES BREW (27:00). C1: SPANISH KEY (17:30); C2: JOHN McLAUGHLIN (4:23). D1: MILE RUNS THE VOODOO DOWN (14:03); D2: SANCTUARY (10:54). CATEGORY: EXPERIMENTAL FUSION | DURATION: 94 MINUTES Two decades after starting out as a bebop horn player with Charlie Parker, Miles…

Read More