Thrust (album)

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Studio album by Herbie Hancock
Released September 6, 1974
Recorded August 1974
Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
Genre Jazz-funk, jazz
Length 38:49
Label Columbia
Producer David Rubinson & Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock chronology
Death Wish
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

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 Hot 200 listing. The lineup for Thrust is the same as on Head Hunters, except Mike Clark replaced Harvey Mason on drums. This is Hancock's thirteenth album overall.

The composition "Actual Proof" was originally written for the 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.[3]

The composition "Butterfly" would subsequently be performed on the live album, Flood, and two more studio releases: Direct Step and Dis Is Da Drum. Butterfly is the opening track on Eddie Henderson's album Mahal (1978); the album features Hancock on keyboards.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Herbie Hancock except as indicated

No. Title Length
1. "Palm Grease" 10:38
2. "Actual Proof" 9:42
3. "Butterfly" (Hancock, Bennie Maupin) 11:17
4. "Spank-a-Lee" (Hancock, Mike Clark, Paul Jackson) 7:12



  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "Thrust - Herbie Hancock | AllMusic". Retrieved 16 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. 
  3. ^ Fender Audio Archive
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