New Standard

New Standard

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by Herbie Hancock
     
 

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On first glance this record would not seem to have much promise from a jazz standpoint. Herbie Hancock performs a set of tunes which include numbers from the likes of Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Sade, Paul Simon, Prince, See more details below

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On first glance this record would not seem to have much promise from a jazz standpoint. Herbie Hancock performs a set of tunes which include numbers from the likes of Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Sade, Paul Simon, Prince, the Beatles ("Norwegian Wood") and Kurt Cobain. However by adding vamps, reharmonizing the chord structures, sometimes quickly discarding the melodies and utilizing an all-star band, Hancock was able to transform the potentially unrewarding music into creative jazz. Hancock, who sticks to acoustic piano, shows that he is still in prime form, taking quite a few fiery solos. With Michael Brecker on tenor and surprisingly effective soprano, guitarist John Scofield, bassist Dave Holland, drummer Jack DeJohnette and percussionist Don Alias (along with an occasional horn or string section that was dubbed in later), the results are often quite hard-swinging and certainly never predictable. Although it is doubtful that any of these songs will ever become a jazz standard, Herbie Hancock has successfully created a memorable set of "new" music. Well worth investigating.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/05/1996
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731452958426
catalogNumber:
529584
Rank:
91695

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Herbie Hancock   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards
Michael Brecker   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jack DeJohnette   Percussion,Drums
Dave Holland   Double Bass,Acoustic Bass
Sam Riney   Flute,Alto Flute
John Scofield   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Sitar
Don Alias   Percussion
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Gene Cipriano   English Horn,Oboe
Lili Haydn   Violin
Gary Herbig   Flute,Bass Clarinet
Lovitt   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Suzette Moriarty   French Horn
Maurice Spears   Bass Trombone
Margaret Wooten   Violin
Cameron Stone   Cello

Technical Credits

Babyface   Composer
Bob Belden   Arranger
Herbie Hancock   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Guy Eckstine   Producer
Joel Moss   Engineer
John Pace   Engineer
Scott Hull   Mastering
Patricia Lie   Art Direction
Jean Hancock   Composer

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