Thrust (album)

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Studio album by Herbie Hancock
Released September 6, 1974
Recorded August 1974
Studio Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
Genre Jazz-funk, jazz
Length 38:49
Label Columbia
Producer David Rubinson, Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock chronology
Death Wish
(1974)Death Wish1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauC+[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

Thrust is a jazz-funk album by Herbie Hancock, released in September 6, 1974 on Columbia Records. It served as a follow-up to Hancock's album Head Hunters (1973), and achieved similar commercial success, as the album reached as high as number 13 on the Billboard 200 listing. The lineup for Thrust is the same as on Head Hunters, except that Mike Clark replaced Harvey Mason on drums. This is Hancock's fourteenth album overall.

The composition "Actual Proof" was originally written for the 1973 film The Spook Who Sat by the Door, and Hancock has used it as a demonstration of his style of playing the Fender Rhodes piano.[4]

The composition "Butterfly" would subsequently be performed on the live album Flood, and two other studio releases: Direct Step and Dis Is da Drum. "Butterfly" is the opening track on Eddie Henderson's 1978 album Mahal, which features Hancock on keyboards.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Herbie Hancock except as indicated

1."Palm Grease" 10:38
2."Actual Proof" 9:42
3."Butterfly"Hancock, Bennie Maupin11:17
4."Spank-a-Lee"Hancock, Mike Clark, Paul Jackson7:12



  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "Thrust - Herbie Hancock | AllMusic". Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Consumer Guide Reviews". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 23 June 2018. 
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. U.S.: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 94. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ Fender Audio Archive