Herbie Hancock : Inventions & Dimensions

Herbie Hancock : Inventions & Dimensions


Herbie Hancock (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Willie Bobo (drums, timbales), Osvaldo "Chihuahua" Martinez (congas, bongos, finger cymbals, guiro)  

Recorded in 1963

Blue Note 4147

Music Matters Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A - Succotash
B  - Triangle
C1 - Jack Rabbit
C2 - Mimosa
D - A Jump Ahead

Recorded August 30, 1963 at Rudy Van Gelder in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Herbie Hancock was only 23 when he recorded the amazing Inventions & Dimensions, his third Blue Note album. Although Hancock had already recorded Takin' Off and My Point Of View, he had quickly developed his own innovative style, and was about to become a member of the Miles Davis Quintet. Inventions and Dimensions is unlike anything he had previously created.

Hancock manages the impossible feat of performing music that is both free form and very accessible. In teaming up with bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Willie Bobo and percussionist Osvaldo "Chihuahua" Martinez, Hancock might have been expected to play Latin jazz, but in reality this innovative album has Hancock freely improvising all of the pieces. He creates music that has melodies, drama, development, exciting moments and logical if unexpected conclusions. His performances may sound arranged and worked out in advance but Hancock made it all up on the spot, quite an accomplishment. Very few other pianists in the history of jazz could do this, but Herbie Hancock made it all seem effortless, creating a timeless gem as easily as most people breathe.