Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock had just released his first album for the Mercury label, after a long recording career with Blue Note and then Columbia Records. I was excited to get the chance to speak with him for the first time in 1995. Herbie’s album’s had always been rhythmically exciting, but this one especially caught my ear […]

RECORD REVIEW: Herbie Hancock – Perfect Machine

Perfect Machine– Columbia 40025: Perfect Machine; Obsession; Vibe Alive; Beat Wise; Maiden Voyage/P. Bop; Chemical Residue. Personnel: Hancock, Apple Computer, synthesizers, piano, Vocoder; Jeff Bova, synthesizer, programming; William “Bootsy” Collins, bass, Vocoder; Sugerfoot, vocals; Nicky Skopelitis, Fairlight drums, DST, turntables; Mico Wave, keyboards, bass, talk box, Vocoder. (FOUR STARS) Perfect Machine may not be that different from Herbie’s Man-Child […]