Crossings (Herbie Hancock album)

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Studio album by Herbie Hancock
Released End of May 1972[1]
Recorded February 1972
Pacific Recording Studios, San Mateo
Moog and mellotron at
Different Fur Trading Company, San Francisco
Genre Avant-garde jazz, jazz fusion
Length 46:21
Label Warner Bros.
Producer David Rubinson
Herbie Hancock chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

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. Notably, the album is the band's first to feature their new member - synthesizer player Patrick Gleeson. He was originally only scheduled to "set up his Moog synthesiser for Hancock to play." However, Hancock was so impressed with Gleeson that he "asked Gleason[sic] not only to do the overdubs on the album but join the group."[4]

Crossings, along with Fat Albert Rotunda and Mwandishi, was reissued in one set as Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings in 1994.

Track listing[edit]

Original LP[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Sleeping Giant" (Herbie Hancock) – 24:50

Side B[edit]

  1. "Quasar" (Bennie Maupin) – 7:27
  2. "Water Torture" (Maupin) – 14:04




  1. ^ Billboard May 27, 1972
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 94. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ Stuart Nicholson's notes for the 2001 Warner Bros. CD reissue.