ALICE COLTRANE – THELONIOUS MONK – HERBIE HANCOCK – 1972

Some more music to consider by Herbie Hancock.

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EXPERIENCE 1970s JAZZ HISTORY!

ALICE COLTRANE
Thelonius Monk
Herbie Hancock
05-21-1972
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica (Capacity: 3,000)

1972 offered an amazing explosion of new music and “electronica” had spread throughout many genres to the point of being a requirement of sorts for bands that wanted to stay relevant.

I wasn’t introduced to jazz very much other than through my parent’s playing of Big Bands of the ‘40s and ‘50s which all white-bread homes had in their record collections.  But after experiencing the truly fine examples of Mahavishnu Orchestra’s jazz-fusion, I became very open to jazz in general – and the new electrified sounds even more.

Herbie Hancock had just released “Crossings” an album that I really liked from first listening; long spacey pieces that took you on dream-like journeys and was great for a late night soundtrack to heady conversations.

This was the beginning, for me, of my…

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