Herbie Hancock's 1971 Mwandishi band is revisited by original members Eddie Henderson (trumpet) and Billy Hart (drums) along with Bob Gluck on piano & electronics and Christopher Dean Sullivan on bass, updating and exploring the potential from that exciting music.
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Catalog ID: FMRCD398
Squidco Product Code: 21529
Country: Great Britain
Recorded at Tedesco Studios in Paramus, New Jersey on June 29th, 2015 by Tom Tedesco.
Bob Gluck-piano, electronics
Mganga Eddie Henderson-trumpet
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1. Sleeping Giant 13:44
2. You'll Know When You Get There 17:24
3. Sideways/ Quasar 10:49
4. Spirit Unleashed 10:43
5. Water Torture 10:41
sample the album:
"Since it's always a treat to hear Eddie Henderson and Billy Hart playing together again, we'll cool it with the snark so you don't get misled. What ever gave this set its genesis pales in comparison to the result. The kind of look back that really works out well since it isn't really trying to look over it's shoulder to ape every original move, this is a great chance for modern ears to hear classic works. Well done and sure to stand tall against the originals."-Chris Spector, Midwest Record
"The music of Herbie Hancock's exploratory Mwandishi band has captivated our imagination for several years. After exploring new arrangements of its repertoire, Bob wrote You'll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band, published by University of Chicago Press in 2012.
Successful trio and quartet performances fronted by Bob and Chris have led us to an opportunity to record a fresh take on this exciting music with original band members, drummer Jabali Billy Hart and trumpeter Eddie Henderson. The fire created during our initial trio foray with Billy stoked our enthusiasm even further."-Infinite Spirit
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