Dedication (Herbie Hancock album)

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Live album by Herbie Hancock
Released September 21, 1974
Recorded July 29, 1974
Koseinekin Hall, Tokyo
Genre Jazz, jazz fusion
Length 40:38
Label CBS/Sony SOPM 165
Producer David Rubinson
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Dedication is the sixteenth album by American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock. It was recorded solo 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 wasn't released in CD outside Japan until 2013, as part of the "Herbie Hancock the complete Columbia album collection 1972-1988" box set. The track "Nobu" is regarded by many (including 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.
No. Title Length
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,