Inventions & Dimensions

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Inventions & Dimensions
Herbie Hancock Inventions and Dimensions Cover.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedAugust 30, 1963
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreModal Jazz, Post-Bop, Latin Jazz
LabelBlue Note
BST 84147
ProducerAlfred Lion
Herbie Hancock chronology
My Point of View
Inventions & Dimensions
Empyrean Isles
Succotash cover
Succotash (album).jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
All About Jazz(favorable) [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[4]

Inventions & Dimensions is the third album by Herbie Hancock, recorded on August 30th, 1963 for Blue Note Records. It features Hancock with bassist Paul Chambers and percussionists Willie Bobo and Chihuahua Martinez. The album was reissued in the 1970s as Succotash, credited to Hancock and Bobo,[5] but with the sides reversed. Inventions & Dimensions is unusual in prominently featuring Latin percussion whilst not being a Latin jazz album, rather presenting Hancock's further exploration of modal jazz and post-bop idioms.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Herbie Hancock

  1. "Succotash" – 7:40
  2. "Triangle" – 11:01
  3. "Jack Rabbit" – 5:57
  4. "Mimosa" – 8:38
  5. "A Jump Ahead" – 6:33
  6. "Mimosa" (alternate take) – 10:06 Bonus track on reissue



  1. ^ Weinsteein, Norman (2011). "Herbie Hancock | Inventions & Dimensions". Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "Inventions & Dimensions - Herbie Hancock | AllMusic". Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 93. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 641. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed January 25, 2011