Sextant (album)

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Sextant
Herbie Hancock Sextant.jpg
Studio album by Herbie Hancock
Released March 30, 1973
Recorded 1972
Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
Different Fur Studios, San Francisco
Genre Avant-garde jazz, jazz fusion, electronic, avant-funk
Length 39:02
Label Columbia
Producer David Rubinson
Herbie Hancock chronology
Crossings
(1972)
Sextant
(1973)
Head Hunters
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Julian Cope (favorable)[2]
Rolling Stone 1998 4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 2004 5/5 stars[4]
Uppity Music (favorable)[5]
Virgin Encyclopedia 4/5 stars[6]
Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[7]

Sextant is the eleventh album by Herbie Hancock, and the last album with his Mwandishi Band.

About the Album[edit]

Released in March 30, 1973 but recorded in 1972, 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. Title Length
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. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 94. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 

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