In 1965 the keyboard player for the new Miles Davis Quintet, a young Herbie Hancock, released his 5th Blue Note solo album. Constructed around a groove he originally wrote as an advertising jingle to sell men’s cologne, the ambitious Hancock, along with rhythm players Ron Carter on bass and drummer Tony Williams took the experimental style they were having success with in the Miles Davis group on this Maiden Voyage. The album’s five original Hancock tunes have an oceanic theme and beautifully showcase the group’s innovative solo talents. Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and George Coleman on tenor Saxophone round out the Hancock crew on this one. Maiden Voyage is a great set of experimental yet accessible hard bob jazz from the mid sixties.
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