Inventions & Dimensions
|Inventions & Dimensions|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||August 30, 1963|
|Studio||Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ|
|Genre||Modal Jazz, Post-Bop, Latin Jazz|
|Label||Blue Note Records|
|Herbie Hancock chronology|
|All About Jazz||(favorable) |
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings|||
Inventions & Dimensions is the third album by Herbie Hancock, recorded on August 30, 1963 for Blue Note Records. The album was also re-released in the mid-1970s as Succotash, credited to Hancock and Willie Bobo, but with the sides reversed, opening with Jack Rabbit, the first track on side 2 of the original release, and with Succotash, the first track from side one of the original release beginning side 2. Inventions & Dimensions is unusual in prominently featuring Latin percussion whilst not being a Latin jazz album, rather being Hancock's exploration of modal jazz and post-bop.
All compositions by Herbie Hancock
- "Succotash" – 7:40
- "Triangle" – 11:01
- "Jack Rabbit" – 5:57
- "Mimosa" – 8:38
- "A Jump Ahead" – 6:33
- "Mimosa" (alternate take) – 10:06 Bonus track on reissue
- Herbie Hancock – piano
- Paul Chambers – bass
- Willie Bobo – drums, timbales
- Osvaldo "Chihuahua" Martinez – percussion (not on track 5)
- Weinsteein, Norman (2011). "Herbie Hancock | Inventions & Dimensions". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "Inventions & Dimensions - Herbie Hancock | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
- Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 93. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 641. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
- Blue Note Records discography accessed January 25, 2011