|Studio album by Herbie Hancock|
The Automatt, San Francisco
|Genre||Jazz fusion, R&B|
|Producer||Herbie Hancock, David Rubinson|
|Herbie Hancock chronology|
Magic Windows is the thirty-second album by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, released in 1981 on Columbia. Personnel involved in this album, besides Herbie himself, include among others: Wah-Wah Watson, Ray Parker Jr., Sylvester, Paulinho da Costa, Adrian Belew and Sheila Escovedo.
- "Magic Number" (David Rubinson, H. Hancock, Jeffrey Cohen) – 7:24
- "Tonight's the Night" (H. Hancock, Jeffrey Cohen, Ray Parker, Jr.) – 6:31
- "Everybody's Broke" (Alphonse Mouzon, Gavin Christopher, H. Hancock, Jeffrey Cohen) – 7:11
- "Help Yourself" (David Rubinson, Gavin Christopher, H. Hancock, Jeffrey Cohen) – 6:43
- "Satisfied with Love" (H. Hancock, Jean Hancock) – 6:31
- "The Twilight Clone" (Adrian Belew, H. Hancock) – 8:19
Liner-notes on the CD version, from "Jazz Originals Series", say "There are no strings, or other orchestral instruments on this album. All of these orchestrations are performed by Herbie Hancock on various synthesizers."
- Herbie Hancock - E-mu Polyphonic Keyboard, E-mu Emulator I, Clavitar, Waves Minimoog, Minimoog, Prophet 5, Oberheim 8 Voice, [Yamaha CS-80]], ARP Odyssey, ARP 2600, Clavinet (Hohner), Rhodes 88 Suitcase Piano, Sennheiser, Linn Drum Synthesizer, modified Apple II plus microcomputer, piano, bass (2), backing vocals (3)
- Michael Brecker - tenor sax (2, 4)
- Ray Parker Jr. (1-2), George Johnson (3, 6), Al McKay (4), Wah-Wah Watson (5), Adrian Belew (6) - guitar
- Freddie Washington (1, 5), Louis Johnson (3, 6), Ed Watkins (4) - bass
- John Robinson (1, 3), Ray Parker Jr. (2), James Gadson (4), Alphonse Mouzon (5) - drums
- Kwasi Dzidzornu, Kwawu Ladzekpo and Moody Perry III - bells, Ghanian drums (6)
- Juan Escovedo, Pete Escovedo and Sheila Escovedo (1), Paulinho da Costa (6) - percussion
- Sylvester (1), Vicki Randle (2), Gavin Christopher (3-5) - lead vocals
- Jeanie Tracy (1), Dede Dickerson, Ngoh Spencer and Vicki Randle (2-4), David Bottom and Jeffrey Cohen (3), Julia, Luther, Maxine and Oren Waters (5) - backing vocals
- Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Magic Windows - Herbie Hancock | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 July 2011.