Sextant (album)

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Sextant
Herbie Hancock Sextant.jpg
Studio album by Herbie Hancock
ReleasedMarch 30, 1973
Recorded1972
StudioWally Heider, San Francisco, Different Fur Studios, San Francisco
GenreAvant-garde jazz, jazz fusion, electronic, avant-funk
Length39:02
LabelColumbia
ProducerDavid Rubinson
Herbie Hancock chronology
Crossings
(1972)
Sextant
(1973)
Head Hunters
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Julian Cope(favorable)[2]
Rolling Stone 19984/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 20045/5 stars[4]
Uppity Music(favorable)[5]
Virgin Encyclopedia4/5 stars[6]
Penguin Guide to Jazz3/4 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[7]

Sextant is the eleventh studio album by Herbie Hancock, released in 1973 by Columbia. It is his last album with his early '70s Mwandishi-era Band.

Background[edit]

Released in March 30, 1973 but recorded a full year earlier, Sextant was Herbie Hancock's first album on Columbia Records. The album was Hancock's last with his Mwandishi-era group.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Herbie Hancock

No.TitleLength
1."Rain Dance"9:16
2."Hidden Shadows"10:11
3."Hornets"19:35

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011). "Sextant - Herbie Hancock | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  2. ^ Cope, Julian (2011). "Julian Cope presents Head Heritage | Unsung | Reviews | Herbie Hancock - Sextant". headheritage.co.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  3. ^ Scherman, Tony (2011). "Sextant : Herbie Hancock : Review : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 24 February 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  4. ^ RSguide, 2004
  5. ^ "Uppity Music: Herbie Hancock: Sextant (1973)". uppitymusic.com. 2008. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Acclaimed Music - Sextant". Acclaimed Music. 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  7. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. U.S.: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 94. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.

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