Herbie Hancock’s ‘Thrust’ is thirteenth studio album released on September 6, 1974 by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Palm Grease (Herbie Hancock) – 10:38 . 2.Actual Proof (Herbie Hancock) – 09:42 . 3.Butterfly (Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin) – 11:17 . 4.Spank-A-Lee (Herbie Hancock, Mike Clark, Paul Jackson) – 07:12
Musicians : Herbie Hancock – Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Hohner D-6 Clavinet, Arp Odyssey, Arp Soloist, Arp 2600, Arp String Ensemble . Bennie Maupin – Soprano And Tenor Saxophone, Saxello, Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute . Paul Jackson – Electric Bass . Mike Clark – Drums . Bill Summers – Percussion . The Headhunters – Group
Production : Produced By David Rubinson & Herbie Hancock . Dane Butcher – Engineer . Fred Catero – Engineer . John Vieira – Engineer
Package : Mike Clark – Liner Notes . Howard Fritzson – Art Direction . Don Hunstein – Photography . Rob Springett – Cover Art
Recorded In August 1974 At Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco.
Released On September 6, 1974 By Columbia.
If there’s one complaint I have about Thrust it’s that it often seems like an extended jam session. While some songs have insanely catchy melodies and funky electronic effects the songs themselves don’t feature much direction. […]
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
The closing “Spank-A-Lee” is a tribute to the high-energy funk of Tower Of Power, with a smoking bass line from Jackson and free-spirited blowing from Maupin; still, it doesn’t developand at just over seven minutes (the shortest track here) it’s way too long. None of the tunes are flat-out misses, but none are unqualified successes either – if you’re already into 70s fusion, give this a try, but it’s far from the best the genre has to offer […]
All About Jazz
The rhythm, improvisation and feeling inspire many young musicians nowadays and hopefully will do the same in the future. […]