1 + 1 (album)

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1 + 1
Studio album by Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter
Released 1 January 1997
Genre Post-bop
Free improvisation
Length 61:35
Label Verve Records
Polygram Records
Producer Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock chronology
The New Standard
(1995)
1 + 1
(1997)
Gershwin's World
(1998)
Wayne Shorter chronology
High Life
(1995)
1 + 1
(1997)
Footprints Live!
(2002)
To be distinguished from 1+1 (album).
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

1 + 1 is a duet album by Herbie Hancock (piano) and Wayne Shorter (soprano saxophone).

Hancock and Shorter perform ten compositions on the album, including the Grammy award winning "Aung San Suu Kyi", named after the Burmese pro-democracy activist of the same name, "Joanna's Theme" which originally was on Hancock's original soundtrack to the film Death Wish and "Diana", originally recorded for Shorter's album Native Dancer. It is Hancock's forty-first album and Shorter's twenty-first.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Meridianne – A Wood Sylph"   Shorter 6:09
2. "Aung San Suu Kyi"   Shorter 5:45
3. "Sonrisa"   Hancock 6:26
4. "Memory Of Enchantment"   Michiel Borstlap 6:20
5. "Visitor From Nowhere"   Hancock/Shorter 7:44
6. "Joanna's Theme"   Hancock 5:22
7. "Diana"   Shorter 5:32
8. "Visitor From Somewhere"   Hancock/Shorter 9:04
9. "Manhattan Lorelei"   Hancock/Shorter 7:22
10. "Hale Bopp, Hip-Hop"   Hancock 1:51

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S.. 1 + 1 (album) at AllMusic