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 Records
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]
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3/4 stars[4]

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,[5] 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.

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