Herbie Hancock – Secrets (1976/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Herbie Hancock – Secrets (1976/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 47:52 minutes | 974 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

Having long since established his funk credentials, Herbie Hancock continues the direction of Head Hunters and its U.S. successors here, welding himself to the groove on electric keyboards while Bennie Maupin again shines sardonic beams of light on a variety of reeds. In “Doin’ It,” the most successful track, Hancock makes a more overt bid for the dancefloor, for the tune is basically one long irresistible groove with a very commercial-sounding bridge. Again Hancock chooses to recompose one of his standards; [RoviLink=”MC”]”Cantelope [sic] Island”[/RoviLink] is almost unrecognizable converted into a sauntering, swaggering thing. A streamlining process has set in — the drumming has been simplified, some of the old high-voltage drive has been muted — yet there are still enough enjoyable, intelligently musical things happening here to hold a Hancock admirer’s attention. ~ Richard S. Ginell

01. Doin’ It
02. People Music
03. Cantelope Island
04. Spider
05. Gentle Thoughts
06. Swamp Rat
07. Sansho Shima

Herbie Hancock – acoustic piano, Rhodes electric piano, electric grand piano, ARP Odyssey, ARP String Ensemble, Hohner D6 Clavinet, Micromoog, Oberheim 4 Voice, Echoplex
Bennie Maupin – soprano sax, tenor sax, saxello, lyricon, bass clarinet
Ray Parker Jr. – guitar, backing vocals on Doin’ It
Paul Jackson – bass
James Levi – drums
Kenneth Nash – percussion
Wah Wah Watson – guitar, synthesizer, voice bag, vocals & bass on Doin’ It
James Gadson – drums on Doin’ It