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Maiden Voyage

maiden voyage herbie hancock

George Coleman's solo gives way to Freddie Hubbard's 2-chorus trumpet solo which is also a work of tremendous scope, power, and beauty. Maiden Voyage has always been musically first-rate, but I'd written off this recording as sonically dead years ago. That piano alone makes almost any Van Gelder recording instantly recognizable as such. For whatever the reason, other copies of Maiden Voyage seemed to suffer the additional indignity of an even more deeply truncated piano, blurring of the other instruments, and a collapsed soundstage that sounds as though it had been recorded in a closet. And while Davis might've loosened things up in terms of leads and maybe even self indulgence, Hancock's textures would've been much less introspective if Davis didn't show him the ropes. The two recordings were done just six months apart, and I was struck by how the two versions could be so very different, especially in their rhythmic treatments, and yet retain the mood and the attitude of the composition as it stands. The piano playing is probably the most improvised aspect of the record.

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Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage (Full Album)

maiden voyage herbie hancock

But he retreats to his bass and snares enough to keep the beat flowing and to show the rhythm an album like this needs. Perhaps the only thing missing in comparison to the best Van Gelder Blue Notes is the scale of the instruments, which on certain recordings can be almost bigger than life. All of the elements blend together to make a shimmering, beautiful album that captures at his finest as a leader, soloist, and composer. It created a new dimension of mood and texture to the music that would not be there if everyone in the group was just soldering off into different directions of self-indulgent solos. Herbie Hancock's Empyrean Isles showed him writing adventurous, sometimes introspective pieces of Modal Jazz. The solos run freely with the rest of the band, and aren't constricted by anything the rest of the band does. As this is being written during late September of 2001, it's hard to let this moment pass without wishing that all of you are now, and will be for all times, safe and well.

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Maiden Voyage (Herbie Hancock album)

maiden voyage herbie hancock

Tony Williams more often finds his rhythm in his cymbals, sometimes overshadowing the rest of the preformance with a overbearing cymbal crash. The smearing is gone, the instruments are distinct, the soundstage has actual depth that doesn't exist even on my original copy, and most impressively, the piano sounds like an actual piano: large er. The Real Book also spells the fourth chord mm. Horns—brass and woodwinds—generally fare the best, with full-sized scale, realism, and even air surrounding the players in some cases they're quite extraordinary. At times the solos might slip off, and the band might take it too far, but they still find themselves back on track eventually, usually to show off the backing rhythm, or start off another solo.

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Herbie Hancock

maiden voyage herbie hancock

In the transition at bar 8, from Cm7 sus back to Am7 sus , there are really no notes common to each chord but he lands on 'D' going to 'C' and those notes are common to both. Album in its entirety 1: maiden voyage 2: The Eye of the Hurricane 3: Little One 4: Survival of the Fittest 5: Dolphin Dance Enjoy! It will be obvious why students of this music consider it to be a time honored classic. In bar 12, there's another great transition as he plays a perfectly placed string of 16th-notes, all in A-Dorian, going down in the mode and making the change right on the downbeat of bar 13 to an 'F'-natural. For most soloists, for most solos, this is always a desirable point of departure. Maiden Voyage Album: Maiden Voyage 1965 Written by: Herbie Hancock Personnel: Herbie Hancock — piano Freddie Hubbard — trumpet George Coleman. I remembered that I actually had a transcription of this solo buried in my files. Many of the track titles refer to marine biology or the sea, and the musicians develop the concept through their use of space.

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George Coleman's Solo Transcription and Analysis by Steve Khan

maiden voyage herbie hancock

The quintet plays a selection of five originals, many of which are simply superb showcases for the group's provocative, unpredictable solos, tonal textures, and harmonies. The horns sound life-like and detailed, 's bass has woody pluck, and ' drums have resonance while the cymbals shimmer in space. Sometimes they are undistinguishable, and flow together, note by note. With sincere apologies to Rudy Van Gelder, this turns out to have been a pretty darned good recording after all. The album was presented with the in 1999.

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Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage (Full Album)

maiden voyage herbie hancock

It dosen't seem to hold too tightly to what Hancock wrote, but it can also hold together with the rhythm section nicely. That transcription was originally done by an old friend, pianist Steve Robbins, during the '70s. Finally relenting, I tossed it on the turntable with absolutely no expectation of being impressed. Maiden Voyage Album: Maiden Voyage 1965 Written by: Herbie Hancock Personnel: Herbie Hancock — piano Freddie Hubbard — trumpet George Coleman. The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Jazz.

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Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage (Full Album)

maiden voyage herbie hancock

It's a record every jazz fan should know. In bar 4, he has landed on the note 'C' which is common to both Am7 sus and to Cm7 sus , but, to gracefully flow from one chord to the next he plays 'D' to 'Eb' to anticipate that Cm7 sus is coming and then lands on an 'F'-natural. It stands as proof that great playing, a great recording, is not necessarily marked by performances where everyone plays 10 choruses and each track is 20-minutes long. The bass playing of Ron Carter playing is fairly bouncy, but mainly stays low and adds precise rhythm even if it is slow in he mix at times. That somehow there might be a peaceful outcome to this most horrifying of situations in which we now find ourselves as citizens of the world.

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Herbie Hancock

maiden voyage herbie hancock

Rhythmic ostinato, a transformation of the rhythm. But this precision gives way to an arpeggiated flurry in bar 27. Whatever hi-fi mojo Rambach and mastering Engineer Kevin Gray used to get this sound off that tape and onto new vinyl, it should be bottled and shipped to every recording engineer in the world. So the fact that they are preceded by an 'F' makes it another gorgeous transition aided by a 'bent' note, falling off the high Bb. Hard Bop: Jazz and black music 1955—1965. So, I found it and made some of my own modifications and corrections, and the result is what you now see. Though this is an 8-minute performance! As Coleman's solo begins, the rhythm section drops down further in dynamics giving his smokey sounding tenor sax a place to begin.

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