Dedication (Herbie Hancock album)

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Studio album by Herbie Hancock
Released September 21, 1974
Recorded July 29, 1974
Koseinekin Hall, Tokyo
Genre Jazz, jazz fusion
Length 40:38
Label Columbia
SOPM 165
Producer David Rubinson
Herbie Hancock chronology
Head Hunters
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Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Dedication is the sixteenth album by Herbie Hancock. It was recorded in Japan in 1974 while Hancock was touring and first released on the Japanese CBS Sony label in September 21, 1974. Hancock performs "Maiden Voyage" and "Dolphin Dance" acoustically, while "Nobu" and "Cantaloupe Island" were performed on electric keyboards. It has never been released on CD outside Japan, but is available on Amazon MP3 and iTunes.
The track "Nobu" is regarded by many (including Kirk Degiorgio of As One) as the first ever techno track, due to its other-worldly repetitive electronic groove.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Herbie Hancock.
  1. "Maiden Voyage" - 7:44
  2. "Dolphin Dance" - 11:18
  3. "Nobu" - 7:39
  4. "Cantaloupe Island" - 13:57



  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Dedication - Herbie Hancock | AllMusic". Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Checkone - Applied Rhythmic Technology sleevenotes,