Magic Windows

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Magic Windows
Magic Windows.jpg
Studio album by Herbie Hancock
Released September 29, 1981
Recorded 1981
The Automatt, San Francisco
Genre Jazz fusion, R&B
Length 42:39
Label Columbia
Producer Herbie Hancock, David Rubinson
Herbie Hancock chronology
Herbie Hancock Trio
Magic Windows
Lite Me Up!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 1/5 stars[2]

Magic Windows is the thirty-second album by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, released on September 29, 1981 on Columbia. Personnel involved in this album, besides Herbie himself, include among others: Wah-Wah Watson, Ray Parker Jr., Sylvester, Paulinho da Costa, Adrian Belew and Sheila Escovedo.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Magic Number" (David Rubinson, H. Hancock, Jeffrey Cohen) – 7:24
  2. "Tonight's the Night" (H. Hancock, Jeffrey Cohen, Ray Parker, Jr.) – 6:31
  3. "Everybody's Broke" (Alphonse Mouzon, Gavin Christopher, H. Hancock, Jeffrey Cohen) – 7:11
  4. "Help Yourself" (David Rubinson, Gavin Christopher, H. Hancock, Jeffrey Cohen) – 6:43
  5. "Satisfied with Love" (H. Hancock, Jean Hancock) – 6:31
  6. "The Twilight Clone" (Adrian Belew, H. Hancock) – 8:19
  7. "Magic Number (Disco Version)" (David Rubinson, H. Hancock, Jeffrey Cohen) - 9:30


Amongst the other synthesizers employed on this album, an Alpha Syntauri (enhanced Apple computer) was used for some of the tracks.

Liner-notes on the CD version, from "Jazz Originals Series", say "There are no strings, or other orchestral instruments on this album. All of these orchestrations are performed by Herbie Hancock on various synthesizers."


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Magic Windows - Herbie Hancock | AllMusic". Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 94. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.