Herbie Hancock: Butterfly




Herbie Hancock (Fender Rhodes, Hohner clavinet, synthesizers)


Thrust (Columbia)

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Herbie Hancock (Fender Rhodes, Hohner clavinet, synthesizers),

Bennie Maupin (bass clarinet, sax), Paul Jackson (bass), Mike Clark (drums)


Composed by Herbie Hancock & Bennie Maupin


Recorded: August 1974


Rating: 99/100 (learn more)

Herbie Hancock, the musical chameleon of jazz, struck gold with Thrust. This song is no exception as it cements the sound of this band, which other than Weather Report was arguably the most innovative fusion group in jazz. Paul Jackson's bassline is so funky my grandmother might even like it. Maupin and Hancock both solo wonderfully over the Fm7 form. Hancock is a master at backgrounds, which here are striking and hypnotic at the same time. One of the best songs this band ever recorded, hands down.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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