Columbia publish Herbie Hancock’s twenty-fourth album : ‘Directstep’ (1978)

Herbie Hancock‘s ‘Directstep’ is his twenty-fourth album produced By David Rubinson & Friends, Inc and released on December 2, 1978 by Columbia.


Columbia publish Herbie Hancock’s twenty-fourth album : ‘Directstep’ (1978)

1 . Butterfly (w/ Headhunters, Tokyo, 2005)

2 . I Thought It Was You

Track Listing : 1.Butterfly (Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin) – 07:55 . 2.Shiftless Shuffle (Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Bill Summers) – 07:10 . 3.I Thought It Was You (Jeffrey Cohen, Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin) – 15:30

Musicians : Herbie Hancock – Fender Rhodes, clavinet; Oberheim OB-X, Prophet 5, Yamaha CS-80 and Minimoog synthesizers; vocals, Sennheiser Vocoder . Webster Lewis – Hammond B-3 Organ; Prophet, Yamaha Cs-40, Arp String Ensemble And Minimoog Synthesizers; Rhodes Electric Piano, Backing Vocals . Bennie Maupin – Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Lyricon . Ray Obiedo – Electric Guitar . Paul Jackson – Electric Bass . Alphonse Mouzon – Drums . Bill Summers – Percussion

Production : Produced By David Rubinson & Friends, Inc. . Bryan Bell – Engineer . Tamoo Suzuki – Engineer

Recorded On October 17–18, 1978.

Released On December 2, 1978 By Columbia.

Package : Yoshio Nakanishi – Art Direction . Kazuyoshi Ujihara – Design . Tadayuki Naitoh – Photography . Akira Aimi – Photography .

(Source Herbie Hancock – Directstep | The Official Site)


For the rabid audiophiles in Japan, Herbie Hancock went to Tokyo to record a direct-to-disc LP that later became one of the world’s earliest CD releases. Due perhaps to the arduous one-take-only nature of the direct-to-disc process, Hancock takes the rare step of using a second keyboardist, […]

LeroyRey_74 @ RateYourMusic
By the way, the tunes ‘captured’ are “Butterfly”, “I thought it was you” ( which eclipses the original, being waaaaaaaaaay more funky…) and the later on 1980’s Mr. Hands being featured “Shiftless Shuffle”.. […]

Sam Grawe @ Amazon
The track runs for about 15+ minutes, most of which is Herbie cranking out ridiculously funky lines on his brand spanking new vocoder. It is not to be missed. […]


Columbia publish Herbie Hancock’s twenty-fourth album : ‘Directstep’ (1978)


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