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Originally released in 1964 - 2018 EU reissued on 180g = It features the debut of two of his most popular compositions, "One Finger Snap" and "Cantaloupe Island". Empyrean Isles is the fourth album by American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, recorded on June
Release date: 27-01-2018 (Originally released in 1964)
2018 Blue Note Reissuedon 180g LP = Empyrean Isles is the fourth album by American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, recorded on June 17, 1964 for Blue Note Records. It features the debut of two of his most popular compositions, "One Finger Snap" and "Cantaloupe Island".
Throughout his career, Herbie Hancock has always pushed musical boundaries, exploring a wide variety of jazz idioms while bringing his flair and innovation to every single setting. His Blue Note albums of the 1960’s ranged all the way from post bop to Latin jazz, to straight ahead and free form.
Empyrean Isles, recorded when Hancock was 24 and a new member of the Miles Davis Quintet, features the pianist pushing the envelope of hard bop, creating fresh, new music in the process. In a quartet setting with Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter and Tony Williams, Hancock shows that he was familiar with both avant-garde jazz and groovin' R&B.
His four compositions include the original and most exciting version of “Cantaloupe Island” and the swingingly unpredictable “One Finger Snap.” Empyrean Isles brims with the power and adventure of the best of '60s jazz while gracefully crossing over into uncharted territory in signature Hancock fashion.
A1 One Finger Snap
A2 Oliloqui Valley
B1 Cantaloupe Island
B2 The Egg
Herbie Hancock (piano)
Freddie Hubbard (cornet)
Ron Carter (bass)
Anthony Williams (drums)
Label: Blue Note-Universal
Originally released: 1964/2009
This release: 2018