Instruments & Performance

P-8044W Mwandishi - Mwandishi album art Herbie Hancock Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi (Album) Warner Bros. Records P-8044W Japan 1971 Sell This Version
C 32212 Mwandishi - Sextant album art Herbie Hancock Herbie Hancock - Sextant (Album) Columbia C 32212 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
SRCS 7121~2 Mwandishi - V.S.O.P. album art Herbie Hancock You'll Know When You Get There and 1 more… Herbie Hancock - V.S.O.P. (Album) Sony SRCS 7121~2 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
9 45732-2, 2-45732 Mwandishi - Mwandishi - The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings album art Herbie Hancock Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi - The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (Comp) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Archives 9 45732-2, 2-45732 US 1994 Sell This Version
9362 47542 1 Mwandishi - Crossings album art Herbie Hancock Herbie Hancock - Crossings (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Jazz 9362 47542 1 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
8122795904 Mwandishi - The Warner Bros. Years (1969-1972) album art Herbie Hancock Herbie Hancock - The Warner Bros. Years (1969-1972)(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album,) Rhino Records (2), Warner Music Group, Warner Bros. Records 8122795904 Europe 2014 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

K 46077 Mwandishi - Mwandishi album art Herbie Hancock Herbie Hancock - Mwandishi(LP, Album, UK ) Warner Bros. Records K 46077 UK 1974 Sell This Version

Reviews

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Expansive09

Expansive09

January 16, 2020
Not sure what folks think about this era of Herbie's music but the more I listen to the music the more fascinated I am about the amount of talent he and his band was conjuring up(look at the roster of musicians in the liner notes). The music draws from the styles of avant-garde, African, classical and almost psychedelic at times.
The band runs the gambit of crazy percussion skirmishes, solemn almost ambient passages replete with analog synth effects and lush woodwind phrasing. The Mwandishi era was transitional in a sense and obviously it was probably difficult to make a living performing and composing in this fringe style of music. One can only surmise Herbie migrating to the more listener friendly avenue of his later melodic fusion jazz i.e. Chameleon etc. Still these Mwandishi releases are sheer genius and I for one and thankful he was bold enough to take the leap of faith into another plane musically!