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Mwandishi [Remaster]

Album: Mwandishi [Remaster]
# Song Title   Time
1)    IV. Ostinato More Info... 0:13
2)    You'll Know When You Get There More Info... 0:10
3)    Wandering Spirit Song More Info... 0:21

Album: Mwandishi [Remaster]
# Song Title   Time
1)    IV. Ostinato More Info... 0:13
2)    You'll Know When You Get There More Info... 0:10
3)    Wandering Spirit Song More Info... 0:21
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1. Ostinato (Suite For Angela)

2. You'll Know When You Get There

3. Wandering Spirit Song

Performer Notes
  • Dutch reissue of MWANDISHI is remastered from the actual recording session's reel-to-reel tapes. Originally recorded in 1969 by the Mwandishi Sextet that was built around Herbie Hancock and some progressive jazz notions for the time. On compact disc.
  • With the formation of his great electric sextet, Herbie Hancock's music took off into outer and inner space, starting with the landmark Mwandishi album recorded in a single session on New Year's Eve. Ever the gadgeteer, Herbie plays with electronic effects devices -- reverb units, stereo tremelo, and Echoplex -- which all lead his music into spacier, open-ended directions very much influenced by Miles Davis' electric experiments, rendering it from post-bop conventions. There are just three tracks: the insistent 15/4-meter Afro-electric-funk workout "Ostinato (Suite for Angela)," the inquisitive "You'll Know When You Get There" with its ethereal Hancock voicings, and trombonist Julian Priester's "Silent Way"-influenced "Wandering Spirit Song," which eventually dips into tumultuous free form. Eddie Henderson emerges as a major trumpet soloist here, probing, jabbing, soliloquizing; Bennie Maupin comes over from Lee Morgan's group to add his ominous bass clarinet and thoughtful alto flute; and Buster Williams' bass and Billy Hart's flexible drums propel the rhythm section. Santana's Jos‚ Chepit¢ Areas and Leon "Ndugu" Chancler also add funky percussive reinforcement to "Ostinato," along with guitarist Ron Montrose. The group's collective empathy is remarkable, and Hancock had only begun to probe the outer limits with this extraordinary music. ~ Richard S. Ginell
Professional Reviews
Vibe (3/95, p.106) - "...His eerie, liquid, yet swinging in a major way....The album points to the stars while paying homage to the Middle Passage--trumpeter Eddie Henderson contributes exquisitely to the mood with several spacey-ass solos that make more earthbound conceptions of the horn sound almost morbid in comparison..."
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