December 6, 2006 Playlist

"Sextant" by Herbie Hancock 1972
Herbie Hancock  "Sextant"  1972 (USA)
This may be the finest jazz fusion record ever recorded by anyone not named "Miles Davis."  In fact I first heard this album playing in a record store, and asked the clerk "who did this new Miles remix?"  I was surprised to learn that it was neither a modern remix nor a Miles Davis record, but a Herbie Hancock album from 1972.  It sounds like it was recorded decades later however, due to Patrick Gleeson's bleeping sequencers and synthesizers and a mix that's heavy on reverb and stereo panning, resulting in an  otherwordly sound that's closer to 1990's "trip hop" than 1970's fusion.

The Music of 1972

David Bowie - Five Years
Roxy Music - Ladytron
Lou Reed - Viscious
Slade - Gudbuy T'Jane
T-Rex - Chariot Choogle 
Jimmy Castor Bunch - Troglodyte
Parliament - Breakdown
James Brown - Get On The Good Foot
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
Miles Davis - One On One
Herbie Hancock - Hidden Shadows  CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
John Lennon & Yoko Ono w/ Frank Zappa & the Mothers - Well (Baby Please Don't Go) (live)
The Guess Who - Pain Train (live)
Deep Purple - Highway Star (live)
Flower Travellin' Band - Spasms
Speed Glue & Shinki - Calm Down
Hawkwind - Seven By Seven
Blue Oyster Cult - Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll
Black Sabbath - Cornucopia
Patto - Loud Green Song
Buffalo - Dead Forever
Budgie - Stranded
Rolling Stones - Rocks Off
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Black Oak Arkansas - We Help Each Other
Paul McCartney & Wings - Hi Hi Hi
Todd Rundgren - Couldn't I Just Tell You
Steely Dan - Do It Again
Flo & Eddie - I Been Born Again

Stevie Wonder
- You've Got It Bad Girl
Genesis - Happy The Man
Pink Floyd - Wot's Uh The Deal
Van Morrison - St. Dominic's Preview

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