Herbie Hancock ‎– Sextant

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Rain Dance 9:16
Hidden Shadows 10:13
Hornets 19:36

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KC 32212 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album) Columbia KC 32212 US 1973 Sell This Version
CAQ 32212 Herbie Hancock Sextant(8-Trk, Album, Quad) Columbia CAQ 32212 US 1973 Sell This Version
SOPL 190 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album) CBS/Sony SOPL 190 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
SVL 328 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album) CBS SVL 328 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
C 32212 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album) Columbia C 32212 US 1973 Sell This Version
S 65582 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album) CBS S 65582 Europe 1973 Sell This Version
KC 32212 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album) Columbia KC 32212 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
PAL-32212, PBL-32212 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album) CBS, CBS PAL-32212, PBL-32212 US 1973 Sell This Version
C 32212 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album) Columbia C 32212 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
PC 32212 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album) Columbia PC 32212 US 1973 Sell This Version
C 32212 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album, M/Print) Columbia C 32212 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
CQ 32212 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album, Quad) Columbia CQ 32212 US 1973 Sell This Version
23AP 95 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 23AP 95 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
SRCS 7047 Herbie Hancock Sextant(CD, Album, RE) Sony Records SRCS 7047 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
SRCS 9338 Herbie Hancock Sextant(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Sony Records SRCS 9338 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
CK 64983 Herbie Hancock Sextant(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy CK 64983 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
CK 64983, 64983-S1 Herbie Hancock Sextant(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy, Columbia CK 64983, 64983-S1 US 1998 Sell This Version
CK 64983 Herbie Hancock Sextant(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy CK 64983 US 1998 Sell This Version
CK 64983 Herbie Hancock Sextant(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy CK 64983 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
MOVLP522 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP522 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
65582 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album, RE) Columbia 65582 UK Unknown Sell This Version
S 65582, CBS 65582 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS S 65582, CBS 65582 France & Benelux Unknown Sell This Version
KC 32212, C 32212 Herbie Hancock Sextant(LP, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Columbia KC 32212, C 32212 US Unknown Sell This Version

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P_Hangman

P_Hangman

February 20, 2013
referencing Sextant, LP, Album, C 32212

Just amazing! Its begins with twisted electronic dance-like music, then flows into a hard cosmic funk and then gets to the top with pure african dissonation. The best record from Mwandishi (And the last one, that's a shame). Hancock's avant-garde side.
sawa37

sawa37

February 18, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Sextant, LP, Album, KC 32212
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fastskillfulinjured

fastskillfulinjured

January 11, 2013
referencing Sextant, CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap, SRCS 9338

A non-mini l.p. variant of this release exists, (standard jewel case issue) in the same Master Sound series. Using the same cat no. and with the same price/release date. Obi info is slightly different. Should this variant be added to master release?
Globe199

Globe199

September 12, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Sextant, LP, Album, C 32212

Sextant has always been one of Hancock's most challenging and difficult records for me. I'm never able to come to my own consensus on it; can't decide whether I like it or not. As a diehard Herbie fan, I suppose that demonstrates how raw and unpredictable this music is. But I do know that something keeps me coming back, and at this minute, I'm loving it. A previous review compared it to Bitches Brew, and I think that's a good comparison. It's out there, and it takes considerable effort to dig through it, but there are some serious musical rewards in doing so.

Obviously the accountants at Columbia Records did not like it, which is why the very commercial (though still spectacular) Head Hunters followed.
cvoltaire02

cvoltaire02

December 18, 2003
referencing Sextant, CD, Album, RE, RM, CK 64983, 64983-S1

Over ten years before 'Rockit' hit the shelves, and was subsequently played to death on the airwaves, this multi-talented monster of jazz was already producing sprawling electro-jazz masterpieces. 'Sextant' was one of the more intricate of the releases Hancock produced during his highly creative 'Mwandishi' period (1970-1973).

The opening track 'Rain Dance' is the most electronic-sounding and probably the most unconventional of the three tracks on the album. Dr. Patrick Gleeson provides some of the synthwork, most notably a looped synth 'bloop, bloop' that runs and snakes its way through the loose free jazz-funk workouts. The other two tracks lean towards a more regulated style, but are still comparatively loose in form.

Unlike many experimental jazz/fusion releases that came out in the early-70s, there is a definite electronic presence in this album that makes it as much an electronic release as it is an avant-garde/jazz one. Save for the previous 'Crossings' release, this is probably one of the most original recordings Hancock has released. Should be a hit with the electro-kids too!
Stuart_Judd

Stuart_Judd

January 7, 2003
referencing Sextant, LP, Album, C 32212

This album is the last of Hancock's 'cosmic' CDs and follows on from "Crossings" and takes the angular funk of "Bitches Brew" and adds electronics from Dr Patrick Gleeson & heavily modified Fender Rhodes to take it 'out there'. The standout track for me is "Rain Dance" with its strange rhythmic pulse juxtaposed with a jazzy vamp in the middle. The next track, "Hidden Shadows", must be the only time a Mellotron makes it onto a jazz album.

IMHO, this CD is a must have.

April 14, 2002
referencing Sextant, LP, Album, C 32212
fucking wicked record, been ripped off by global communications to mention but one. very mad stuff, equals bitches brew by miles davis easily. good stoner record