Crossings (Herbie Hancock album)
|Studio album by|
|Released||End of May 1972|
|Recorded||February 15–17, 1972|
|Studio||Pacific Recording Studios, San Mateo; Different Fur Trading Company, San Francisco|
|Genre||Avant-garde jazz, jazz fusion|
|Herbie Hancock chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
Crossings is the tenth album by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, released in 1972. It is the second album in his Mwandishi period, which saw him experimenting in electronics and funk. The album is the band's first to feature new member, synthesizer player Patrick Gleeson. He was scheduled to "set up his Moog synthesiser for Hancock to play." However, Hancock was so impressed with Gleeson that he "asked Gleeson not only to do the overdubs on the album but join the group."
A reviewer of Dusty Groove commented "Herbie Hancock further expands his cosmic vision in this groundbreaking album of free-flowing fusiony tracks – a record that really steps up his range of keyboards, mixing in both acoustic and electric pianos, mellotron, and even a bit of spacey moog from the legendary Patrick Gleeson! The whole thing is wonderful – very open and flowing, and even more organic than Hancock's later work on Columbia – especially given the length of the tracks on the set".
- "Sleeping Giant" (Herbie Hancock) – 24:50
- "Quasar" (Bennie Maupin) – 7:27
- "Water Torture" (Maupin) – 14:04
- Herbie Hancock – piano, electric piano, mellotron, percussion
- Eddie Henderson – trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion
- Bennie Maupin – soprano saxophone, alto flute, bass clarinet, piccolo, percussion
- Julian Priester – tenor and alto trombones, bass, percussion
- Buster Williams – bass guitar, double bass, percussion
- Billy Hart – drums, percussion
- Patrick Gleeson – Moog synthesizer
- Victor Pantoja – congas
- Candy Love, Sandra Stevens, Della Horne, Victoria Domagalski, Scott Beach – voices
- Billboard May 27, 1972
- Allmusic review
- Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. U.S.: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 94. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
- Stuart Nicholson's notes for the 2001 Warner Bros. CD reissue.
- "Herbie Hancock : Crossings (LP, Vinyl record album)". Dusty Groove. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
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