Herbie Hancock’s ‘Mr. Hands’

Herbie Hancock’s ‘Mr. Hands’ is his thirtieth album (with Jaco Pastorius on one track.) released in September 1980 by Columbia.

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Track Listing : 1.Spiraling Prism (Herbie Hancock) – 06:25 . 2.Calypso (Herbie Hancock) – 06:44 . 3.Just Around The Corner (Herbie Hancock) – 07:36 . 4.4 A.M. (Herbie Hancock) – 05:23 . 5.Shiftless Shuffle (Herbie Hancock) – 07:10 . 6.Textures (Herbie Hancock) – 06:37

Musicians : Herbie Hancock – Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals (Through Vocoder), Clavinet, Minimoog, Arp 2600, Apple Ii, Linn Drum Synthesizer . Bennie Maupin – Tenor Sax On (5) . Wah Wah Watson – Guitar On (3) . Byron Miller – Bass On (1) . Ron Carter – Bass On (2) . Freddie Washington – Bass On (3) . Jaco Pastorius – Bass On (4) . Paul Jackson – Bass On (5) . Leon Chancler – Drums On (1) . Tony Williams – Drums On (2) . Alphonse Mouzon – Drums On (3) . Harvey Mason – Drums On (4 – 5) . Bill Summers – Percussion On (1 – 4 – 5) . Sheila E – Percussion On (2 – 3)

Production : Produced By Herbie Hancock, David Rubinson . Bryan Bell – Engineer . Fred Catero – Engineer . Barbara Isaak – Assistant Engineer . Bob Kovach – Engineer . Wayne Lewis – Assistant Engineer . Chris Minto – Assistant Engineer . David Rubinson – Mixing . John Vieira – Design Engineer . Cheryl Ward – Assistant Engineer

Package : Bob Seidemann – Photography

Recorded In 1980 At The Automatt (San Francisco); Filmways/Heider Recording (San Francisco); The Village Recorder (Los Angeles).

Released In September 1980 By Columbia.

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Sputnikmusic.com
This is by far one of the most impressive records I have heard when it comes to being lulled into relaxation, the bass flutters along gently, sliding smoothly then stopping and the keys are delicately tickled with great results. […]

allmusic
This would be the last outcropping of electronic delicacy from Hancock for some timeand it was mostly — and unjustly — overlooked when it came out. […]

JazzMusicArchives.com
It sounds like the performers are having fun and there’s a driving feel to much of the playing too, something which is quite welcome, put this album on and you’ll feel good too – start with Just Around the Corner and see. […]

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