Herbie Hancock ‎– Future 2 Future

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1 Kebero Part 1
Electric Bass – Bill LaswellKeyboards – Herbie HancockProgrammed By, Drum Programming [Beats] – Carl CraigVocals – Gigi
1:08
2 Wisdom
Keyboards – Herbie HancockVocals – Elenni Davis-Knight
1:08
3 The Essence
Acoustic Bass – Charnett MoffettDrums – Karsh KaleElectric Bass – Bill LaswellKeyboards – Herbie HancockTurntables – Grandmixer DXT*Vocals – Chaka Khan
4:48
4 This Is Rob Swift
Drums – Jack DeJohnetteElectric Bass – Bill LaswellKeyboards – Herbie HancockTurntables – Rob Swift
6:54
5 Black Gravity
Electric Bass – Bill LaswellKeyboards – Herbie HancockProgrammed By, Drum Programming [Beats] – A Guy Called Gerald
5:25
6 Tony Williams
Drums – Tony Williams*Electric Bass – Bill LaswellKeyboards – Herbie HancockTenor Saxophone – Wayne ShorterVocals – Dana Bryant
6:04
7 Be Still
Acoustic Bass – Charnett MoffettBass Vocals – Imani UzuriDrums – Jack DeJohnetteElectric Bass – Bill LaswellKeyboards – Herbie HancockSoprano Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
4:40
8 Ionosphere
Drums, Drum Programming – Karsh KaleElectric Bass – Bill LaswellKeyboards – Herbie Hancock
4:16
9 Kebero Part 2
Electric Bass – Bill LaswellKeyboards – Herbie HancockProgrammed By, Drum Programming [Beats] – Carl CraigVocals – Gigi
4:59
10 Alphabeta
Drums – Jack DeJohnetteElectric Bass – Bill LaswellKeyboards – Herbie Hancock
5:27
11 Virtual Hornets
Acoustic Bass – Charnett MoffettDrums – Jack DeJohnetteElectric Bass – Bill LaswellKeyboards – Herbie HancockTenor Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
8:48

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HERBIE LP1 Herbie Hancock Future 2 Future(2xLP) Transparent Music HERBIE LP1 UK 2001 Sell This Version
COL 505211 1, 5052111000 Herbie Hancock Future 2 Future(2xLP, Album) Columbia, Transparent Music COL 505211 1, 5052111000 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Herbie CD1 Herbie Hancock Future 2 Future / The Essence (Mixes)(CD, Album + CD) Transparent Music Herbie CD1 UK 2001 Sell This Version
500112 Herbie Hancock Future 2 Future(CD, Album) Transparent Music 500112 US 2001 Sell This Version
COL 505211 2, 5052112000 Herbie Hancock Future 2 Future(CD, Album) Columbia, Transparent Music COL 505211 2, 5052112000 Europe 2001 Sell This Version

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kompressorkanonen

October 25, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
Herbie's attempts to catch up with various zeitgeists have yielded mixed results - for every "Rockit" and "Just Around the Corner" there are several duds where he, just like the larger share of Miles' 70's output, just tries too hard (like most of his disco-tinged material with that bloody vocoder singing, or the atrocity that was the "Sound System" album).

"Future 2 Future" is his take on modern-day beats, mixed with bits of world music (no, there's no better word for it), with guest appearances from Carl Craig and A Guy Called Gerald, who do little to liven up the proceedings. There's obvious competence here (of course - it's Herbie), but the results are boring; inoffensively lukewarm lite-jazz elevator goldfish music - and that includes the track with "Strings Of Life" running backwards. At its worst it resembles something my fellow countryman Bugge Wesseltoft could have recorded.

Hancock's ambition to mix different styles and avoid museum-style purism is applaudable; unfortunately it doesn't work very well here. This is a tepid, bland album. Avoid.