Herbie HancockThrust

Label:Columbia – PC 32965
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Pressing
Style:Fusion, Jazz-Funk


A1Palm Grease10:34
A2Actual Proof9:41

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Produced for David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.
Recorded at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco.
A product of Catero Sound Company, San Francisco

© 1974 CBS, Inc./℗ 1974 CBS, Inc./Manufactured by Columbia Records/CBS Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): AL 32965
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BL 32965
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): P AL-32965-1G / A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): P BL-32965-1A A 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Variant 1): P AL-32965-1J
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Variant 1): P BL-32965-1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Variant 2): P AL-32965-1F
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Variant 2): P BL-32965-1F
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, stamped Variant 3): ᴘ P AL-32965-1E o 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, stamped Variant 3): ᴘ P BL-32965-1E ᴘ 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped except last 2 variant 4): P AL 32965-1H 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped except last 1 variant 4): P BL 32965-1G 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Variant 5): P AL 32965-1D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Variant 5): P BL 32965-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side 1 (variant 6)): ᴘ P AL-32965-1F Λ [scratched out] D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side 2 (variant 6)): ᴘ P BL-32965-1E D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side 1 stamped (variant 7)): P AL 32965-1E A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side 2 stamped (variant 7)): P BL 32965-1F B2
  • Pressing Plant ID (Stamped on both sides): P

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Thrust (LP, Album)CBS80193Europe1974
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Thrust (LP, Album)CBS, CBSS 80193, 80193UK1974
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Thrust (LP, Album)CBS, CBSSBP 234543, PC 32965Australia1974
Thrust (LP, Album, Stereo)ColumbiaPC 32965Canada1974
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Thrust (LP, Album, Quadraphonic, Terre Haute Press)ColumbiaPCQ 32965US1974



  • Alain_Patrick's avatar
    The first half of the 70s represented a particularly brilliant period for the composer, pianist and keyboardist Herbie Hancock. It was at this time that some of his best albums were released. Thrust is a monument to Jazz-Funk and futuristic Jazz. Bold, energetic and visceral, it features masterpieces such as Palm Grease, Actual Proof, Spank-A-Lee, but also the beautiful and dark Butterfly. The team of musicians included, in addition to Herbie, Paul Jackson on bass, Mike Clark on drums, Bill Summers on percussion and Bennie Maupin on sax. The arsenal used by Herbie included everything from the Fender Rhodes to the Hohner D-6 clavinet, an ARP 2600, an Odyssey and two other ARP synthesizer models - Soloist and String. What many people don't know is that at this time, Herbie Hancock was already a master of synthesizers, and his releases became true references not only of avant-garde Jazz, but of synthetic sounds that greatly influenced several genres, including electronic music (any We'll talk more about it later).
    • Numanoid's avatar
      Pure listening bliss, and not a freeform guitar solo in sight
      • _Obscuremuse_'s avatar
        One of his best albums, sadly gets overlooked but it certainly rivals Headhunters. Instant buy if you're curious to get into the funkier side of jazz.
        • DrBenton's avatar
          Herbie at his best. Strangely underrated, don't let it pass
          • hawkenson's avatar
            The end of Palm Grease with the synth is straight fire. WOW
            • TommyVF's avatar
              Beautiful stuff, indeed! And a great beat sample on Palm Grease. Great, innovative, funky, at times trippy and quirky. Enjoyable and different. Keeper. <3
              • MultiGrooves's avatar
                Butterfly is one the most beautiful pieces of music I will ever hear. TBF every cover esp Gretchen Parlato's live version on YT are also excellent.
                • lectrotext's avatar
                  Edited 17 years ago
                  When I picked up this album at a garage sale I had no idea about its contents other that the cover was pretty far out. Raised on "Rock-it", I felt it would certainly be worth the dollar I paid for it. Little did I know, I was getting Mr. Hancock's funkiest future jazz recording ever. It literally did not leave my turntable's side for months. All four pieces are excellent. All save Butterfly are funky, funky, funky. Butterfly is a masterful electric piece that seems to echo the exploratory imagery suggested by cover illustration as a timeless soundscape worthy of the journey.


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