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.
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.
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). […]