Herbie Hancock records ‘Crossings,’ the second album of his Mwandishi period in February 1972

Herbie Hancock’s ‘Crossings’ is his tenth (and second in his Mwandishi period) album recorded in February 1972 and released in May 1972 By Warner Bros.

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Track Listing : 1.Sleeping Giant (Herbie Hancock) – 24:50 . 2.Quasar (Bennie Maupin) – 07:27 . 3.Water Torture (Bennie Maupin)– 14:04

Musicians : Herbie Hancock – Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Mellotron, Percussion . Eddie Henderson – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Percussion . Billy Hart – Drums, Percussion . Julian Priester – Bass, Tenor And Alto Trombones, Percussion . Buster Williams – Electric Bass, String Bass, Percussion . Bennie Maupin – Soprano Saxophone, Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Piccolo, Percussion . Patrick Gleeson – Moog Synthesizer . Victor Pontoja – Congas . Candy Love – Vocals . Sandra Stevens – Vocals . Della Horne – Vocals . Victoria Domagalski – Vocals . Scott Breach – Vocals

Production : Produced By David Rubinson Fred Catero – Engineer . Patrick Gleeson – Engineer,

Package : Stuart Nicholson – Liner Notes . Rob Springett – Cover Painting

Recorded In February 1972 At Pacific Recording Studios, San Mateo; Different Fur Trading Company, San Francisco.

Released In May 1972 By Warner Bros.

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ProgSphere
Going Track-by-Track With Herbie Hancock’s “Crossings”What the group originally recorded was African-influenced experimental jazz; with Gleeson’s additions it became music from another time and space. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
It’s acid music, basically – going for the same dreamy, spaced-out sound as Pink Floyd, albeit with vastly greater chops. Hancock’s tune has a couple of swinging, funky sections, and the very end is unsettling and chilling, but by then you’ve sat through a lot of mind-numbing mood music. […]

Kevvy @ RateYourMusic
To me, Crossings is the instrumental album that bands like Sigur Ros and Radiohead are afraid to make. It’s smart, it breaks a lot of ground, and yet it still carries a melody (even in a Pere Ubuish kind of way at times). […]

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