Herbie Hancock - Directstep

Herbie Hancock - Directstep

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Label: Get On Down

Released 11/29/19

Throughout the 1970s, legendary jazz pianist and composer HERBIE HANCOCK engaged in a prolonged period of experimentation across sounds and recording formats, releasing several albums for Columbia that were only issued in Japan. 1979's Directstep was one such album, one that made use of a new form of recording technology called "Direct-To-Disc." This method recorded masters, in real time, to acetate discs, rendering incredibly high fidelity LP pressings, but sacrificing the ability to edit or overdub, a challenge Hancock and his group were more than up to. Beyond all that, Directstep is an incredibly solid collection of HERBIE HANCOCK material, featuring stirring remakes of HANCOCK staples "Butterfly" and "I Thought It Was You" as well as brand new track "Shiftless Shuffle." Get On Down is proud to present this reissue of Directstep, a gem of jazz-fusion, available on vinyl for the first time in 30 years for RSD Black Friday!

Track Listing:

  1. Butterfly
  2. Shiftless Shuffle
  3. I Thought It Was You