[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]
Herbie Hancock — Maiden Voyage
Album: Maiden Voyage
Avg rating:
6.8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 896









Released: 1965
Length: 7:48
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(instrumental)
Comments (107)add comment
Makes me want to lay back, close my eyes, pour myself a  brandy and chill.. 
This will draw hecklers but Blood, Sweat and Tears did a great version of this, post DCT. They were (and continue to be, with nary a single original member) a terrific instrumental group. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
 andypoos wrote:
And I still be in there waiting for the track to finish - no matter how many floors I'd passed!

so we get idiot-wind and robert zimmerman  commenting.
maybe.
not sure.
but great music nonetheless;
timeless ;
if this was played in the elevator I would still be hungry.
 

 Bluecobra wrote:
Herbie is the only original own of a AC Shelby Cobra. Still owns the car he purchased for cash
back in the 60's 





 

Saw a video interview with Herbie and his Cobra recently. Very cool.
That trumpet half way through the track gets way too much attention...
Politics, religion, and music.  It amazes me how people can look at the exact same animal and see or hear something entirely different. 
MOOOORE Jazz please
Timeless.
Generations from now, some guy in a space colony will be playing this and staring out the window like I'm doing now - but maybe looking at the Earth. His kids will be griping about the old crap music sounds. And he will just be smiling like I am now because of the way it makes us feel.
Outstanding on many levels ; >
I don't get all that hate on this track, I think its brilliant - solid 9 from me
 Canadese wrote:
 Far wrote:
Jazz is crap. People swoon over it as they cannot say the Emperor has no clothes and thereby appear unhip. It has one use only - as the successor to Muzak in restaurants and elevators as one never minds talking over the sound of it.
 "don't criticize what you can't understand'  Robert Zimmerman

 

so we get idiot-wind and robert zimmerman  commenting.
maybe.
not sure.
but great music nonetheless;
timeless ;
if this was played in the elevator I would still be hungry.
Love these reply comments
Thank heavens that is finally over. What is the point of this disjointed noise.
Ah, so adorable. Did mommy help you out with the big words?

 Far wrote:
Jazz is crap. People swoon over it as they cannot say the Emperor has no clothes and thereby appear unhip. It has one use only - as the successor to Muzak in restaurants and elevators as one never minds talking over the sound of it.
 

 Far wrote:
Jazz is crap. People swoon over it as they cannot say the Emperor has no clothes and thereby appear unhip. It has one use only - as the successor to Muzak in restaurants and elevators as one never minds talking over the sound of it.
 "don't criticize what you can't understand'  Robert Zimmerman

 hbs47 wrote:
More tuneless noodling.
 
Sorry, this music is not intended for children.
More tuneless noodling.
Freddie Hubbard on horn?

Herbie H is a proud graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa. Middle of corn fields, but a helluva liberal arts college.
 fredriley wrote:
F*ckin' long, innit?

 
For those with the attention span of a house fly or millennial, yeah it's probably a bit long.

Hey Fred, what do you do at theaters - stand up after 10 minutes and yell "It's fuckin long, innit!" and walk out?
 Skydog wrote:
 Shmelo wrote:
24 year old Herbie Hancock
20 year old Tony WIlliams (being one of the best drummers on earth at the time)

Mind blowing.

10/10 
this is a masterpiece. 

.
 
 when I see what other people do with their lives and I remember what I was like when I was that young  I sometimes think that it's lucky that I'm not only alive but can actually live and function in society
 
{#Roflol}  I hear that.
 Shmelo wrote:
24 year old Herbie Hancock
20 year old Tony WIlliams (being one of the best drummers on earth at the time)

Mind blowing.

10/10 
this is a masterpiece. 

.
 
 when I see what other people do with their lives and I remember what I was like when I was that young  I sometimes think that it's lucky that I'm not only alive but can actually live and function in society
 dragon1952 wrote:
Young people these days....and really since the turn of the century, or even a little before......seem to prefer listening to something that doesn't require much thought or introspection. And it's really a shame. Most of the music from the mid 60's (psychedelic era) and some even into the 70's (Rush/Kansas/Steely Dan for example), as well as jazz, requires more thought and effort to enjoy then they are capable of exercising. It's not crap...it's just that you are incapable of understanding it. Kind of like the difference between basic math and geometry.....or the difference between Beavis and Butthead and Albert Einstein.
 
Bump.
Agree wholeheartedly with your post (although I can't stand Rush; maybe King Crimson would have been a better example).
Herbie is the only original own of a AC Shelby Cobra. Still owns the car he purchased for cash
back in the 60's 





That's the kind of music that makes us better people and makes this world a little more exciting! Absolutely delicious, indeed! Thanks, RP! 
Quite like a bit o jazz but this track might sound better if they were all playing the same tune.
Nice drumming though.
Aka why I love this station.
 Far wrote:
Jazz is crap. People swoon over it as they cannot say the Emperor has no clothes and thereby appear unhip. It has one use only - as the successor to Muzak in restaurants and elevators as one never minds talking over the sound of it.

 
Young people these days....and really since the turn of the century, or even a little before......seem to prefer listening to something that doesn't require much thought or introspection. And it's really a shame. Most of the music from the mid 60's (psycedelic era) and some even into the 70's (Rush/Kansas/Steely Dan for example), as well as jazz, requires more thought and effort to enjoy then they are capable of exercising. It's not crap...it's just that you are incapable of understanding it. Kind of like the difference between basic math and geometry.....or the difference between Beavis and Butthead and Albert Einstein.
 Far wrote:
Jazz is crap. People swoon over it as they cannot say the Emperor has no clothes and thereby appear unhip. It has one use only - as the successor to Muzak in restaurants and elevators as one never minds talking over the sound of it.

 
I have not found that to be true at all, not even a hint
Jazz is crap. People swoon over it as they cannot say the Emperor has no clothes and thereby appear unhip. It has one use only - as the successor to Muzak in restaurants and elevators as one never minds talking over the sound of it.
Another jazz artist who can do no wrong.
 BKardon wrote:
Last year at a Stevie Wonder concert in Denver, he announced that a couple of his friends had stopped by. 
Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea came out and jammed for 45 mins.  Mind is still blown.
 
Nice!
 Vicey wrote:
Anything with Tony Williams. {#Drummer}

 
yep
 BKardon wrote:
Herbie gets a 6.6?  Really?

 
That gave me pause as well.
Last year at a Stevie Wonder concert in Denver, he announced that a couple of his friends had stopped by.  Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea came out and jammed for 45 mins.  Mind is still blown.
Herbie gets a 6.6?  Really?
Anything with Tony Williams. {#Drummer}
Definitely not for people who like beige, furshur.
24 year old Herbie Hancock
20 year old Tony WIlliams (being one of the best drummers on earth at the time)

Mind blowing.

10/10 
this is a masterpiece. 
Needs at least a bit of cowbell somewhere. 
Jazz does not have to get any better. I get a shiver from this tune{#Notworthy}
My first maiden voyage sounded nothing like this.
Not quite as fast as Hebbie on his album cover but i got a first try sailing a sunfish this summer.  It was a bit water logged... as it was probably created around 1965 too.  Still cool that something 50years old can bring a smile long after it's maiden voyage.

 Otomi wrote:
fredriley wrote:
F*ckin' long, innit? Jazzophiles sure get value from their artists. I slipped away for a 6-minute iTunes track when this noodling started, and it's still going 'strong'. Ah well, off for another track whilst the hepcats click their fingers and nod their heads at yer man Hancock's jazz genius.

  Jazz improvisation is more like fractaling than "noodling". Noodles are just a mushy pile of repeated forms, while jazz takes a basic musical idea and expands it with related patterns into a complex system of sound that develops over time.



Image source: https://fxpaper.fatalsystem.com/images/wallpapers/3d/fractal/fractal_184.jpg



 
Excellent explanation. Thanks!
Hooray for Herbie Hancock. 

A proud graduate of Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.  Yes..Iowa. .
Yes please!!!{#Notworthy} More Jazz Bill...
I have been a HH fan ever since I saw him at the Whiskey a go go, on Sunset in the early 70's.  On the same bill were the Pointer Sisters - four of them!  Great night, never forgotten {#Notworthy}
First time I hear this one: nice! {#Smile}
Bill, more jazz, please!
brutal
fredriley wrote:
F*ckin' long, innit? 


 
Jazz doesn't work well with today's short attention spans.
Jazz can be smooth without being lightweight. A gem.
Seems this is out of rotation but I was lucky enough to catch it on PSD.
A tasteful treat.
It's nice but a bit too long and repetitive in the end...
A jazz masterpiece.

Wow. This is really relaxing and is whetting my appetite for some other jazz. I may have to take a brief reprieve here shortly... 


one of the best pieces of music ever !!!  thanks to RP for playing this ...
ein wirkliches Juwel !!!


btw : what about George Duke ??
 heliosweb wrote:


Good one, Imic!

Back when I was young, ignorant and wet behind the ears musically, I didn't appreciate jazz either... That is, until I heard Miles Davis. Just couldn't fail to hear the genius in his music.

This is nice. Very nice.

 
Ditto for me. First time I heard Miles' version of "Summertime" my ears finally heard something to love in jazz. I didn't know if I liked jazz but I knew I liked that. And my interest in jazz branched out from there. Not a bad starting point.
fredriley wrote:
F*ckin' long, innit? Jazzophiles sure get value from their artists. I slipped away for a 6-minute iTunes track when this noodling started, and it's still going 'strong'. Ah well, off for another track whilst the hepcats click their fingers and nod their heads at yer man Hancock's jazz genius.

  Jazz improvisation is more like fractaling than "noodling". Noodles are just a mushy pile of repeated forms, while jazz takes a basic musical idea and expands it with related patterns into a complex system of sound that develops over time.



Image source: https://fxpaper.fatalsystem.com/images/wallpapers/3d/fractal/fractal_184.jpg


maiden voyage.  good name for first release.  it's hard to believe he was still developing his chops when he put this out.  great stuff...
Whoow! This sounds great!! Don't really know Hancock, but I should!!
It's nice to hear this instead of 'Canteloupe Island'...for a change. Not that "CI" isn't good, but I'm wearing thin of that one since it gets lots of playtime here. 
Not my cup o' tea either.  But having played horn in the school band I recognize the level of talent. Solid 8
I prefer the Toto cover version. . . 

 tputkey wrote:
was this song really released in 1965? Hancock's discography only goes back to about 1998...?
 
I'm not sure which discography you're looking at, but he's been releasing recordings on his own, or with others, since 1962 or '63.
 tputkey wrote:
was this song really released in 1965? Hancock's discography only goes back to about 1998...?
 
LOL....I dont know where you got that data from, but his first album was in 1962.

 fredriley wrote:
F*ckin' long, innit? Jazzophiles sure get value from their artists. I slipped away for a 6-minute iTunes track when this noodling started, and it's still going 'strong'. Ah well, off for another track whilst the hepcats click their fingers and nod their heads at yer man Hancock's jazz genius.
  
Fred, you never fail to make me laugh!  {#Roflol} Still, this is a great song for a long, lazy summer afternoon when you don't have anything else to do but kick back and enjoy the music...  Hope you're enjoying your iTunes break. (Um, curious - what were you listening to that was better than Herbie Hancock?) {#Angel}
An enduring masterpiece.
Great recording! Especially love Freddie Hubbard on this one.
Nice milder version of coltrain
F*ckin' long, innit? Jazzophiles sure get value from their artists. I slipped away for a 6-minute iTunes track when this noodling started, and it's still going 'strong'. Ah well, off for another track whilst the hepcats click their fingers and nod their heads at yer man Hancock's jazz genius.
Niiiiiice.......where's my smoking jacket?!!{#Chillpill}{#Devil_pimp}
was this song really released in 1965? Hancock's discography only goes back to about 1998...?
with good music system just perfect {#Drummer} >10!
Yeah, time to switch to my iTunes library for a while. Sorry. Not my thing.
Please don't feed the trolls...
Aack!  RP disappeared from ShoutCast in the middle of this, and all the links on the listen page appear broken.  Help, no tunes?  Say it ain't so!
 markoirl wrote:
Jazz is for people that like beige
 
hehehehe! sorry people, but its funny for us that are simple minded! {#Stupid}
How nice to hear some nice melody and musicianship without the usual vocals on top.

How fantastic is that cover? Reid Miles and the Blue Note art department: gods among insects.
 lmic wrote:

Jazz is for people whose attention spans exceed that of a media-dulled gnat.

 

Good one, Imic!

Back when I was young, ignorant and wet behind the ears musically, I didn't appreciate jazz either... That is, until I heard Miles Davis. Just couldn't fail to hear the genius in his music.

This is nice. Very nice.

Much too far over the line.
 markoirl wrote:
Jazz is for people that like beige
 
Jazz is for people whose attention spans exceed that of a media-dulled gnat.

HANGCOCK!
Enjoying the ineffable pleasure of listening to this work of sublime genius, at dusk, watching distant thunderheads flickering with internal lightning...

Herbie Hancock JVC Jazz by ~JohannaStudios
Kieran John Delaney   ©2008-2010 ~JohannaStudios

Herbie Hancock @ The JVC Jazz Fest 2008


Yeah! Now you're living up to your billing, Bill!
A good cover of this brilliant song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5oZQXjMWYc
simply brilliant
 unclehud wrote:
 markoirl wrote:
Jazz is for people that like beige

Jazz is for people who have broad horizons and open minds; who like musical variety, like odd tempos, like different melodies, and, perhaps, like beige, too.
Honestly, I think jazz is enjoyed primarily by other musicians — folks that have the experience to appreciate the performer's technique, and the patience to appreciate all the weirdness.
I think people that prefer beige probably do not enjoy jazz.
 
Exactly. Jazz is not for the simple-minded.

It's not that I don't like Jazz, or whether or not I like beige, but any generally any music that has 14 million notes in one measure makes me reach for the mute button...
Flashback.  In an old rented house, early 1970s.  Dark out, incense and candles and other smells floating through the air.   Everyone very chill.  We loved Herbie, and Miles, and The Soft Machine.  Whatever happened to them I wonder?
 markoirl wrote:
Jazz is for people that like beige
 
...odd comment for a track from an album with a green cover...
 markoirl wrote:
Jazz is for people that like beige

Jazz is for people who have broad horizons and open minds; who like musical variety, like odd tempos, like different melodies, and, perhaps, like beige, too.

Honestly, I think jazz is enjoyed primarily by other musicians — folks that have the experience to appreciate the performer's technique, and the patience to appreciate all the weirdness.

I think people that prefer beige probably do not enjoy jazz.
{#Sleep}
This is in that category of songs which I respect but don't actually like.
This is one of those records my dad adores, and I've come to appreciate it as well. 

For those who just don't get it, there's nothing wrong with you. It's OK not to get it. Jazz of this sort was never a popular music, and it can take a certain amount of listening and effort and learning to really make sense of it. There's no moral imperative that says you have to bother, but some people find this kind of music tremendously rewarding. But yeah, it's sort of the opposite of easy listening: if you don't engage it, it sort of falls flat.
 AdyMiles wrote:
what's with all the stupid noise in the background. this is SO boring, predictable and annoying
 
Funny, your comment elicits the same response from me.
why is this ' in library ' and rejected twice ? which versions were rejected ?
i have made an attempt at this and very glad to see it made it here
there may be hope for more jazz ...
Jazz is not for people who like beige. People who don't appreciate jazz must have had their musical tastebuds dulled along the way  somehow.  
markoirl wrote:
Jazz is for people that like beige
 


Ahhh!  The great Freddie Hubbard is on trumpet. Herbie re-recorded "Maiden Voyage" on albums in the '70s and '80s.
what's with all the stupid noise in the background. this is SO boring, predictable and annoying
Jazz is for people that like beige
Thank you! Love this track.
Hmmm, I just can't seem to get into this stuff.  It really throws me off balance, like my internal time signature just does not jive with it AT ALL.  Perhaps I am missing something?  Perhaps some "downers" would help... lol  Oh well - everyone marches to different drums I suppose - mine just beats much faster :)
More jazz!!!!!
Looks like this is the song's "maiden voyage" on Radio Paradise...  very nice, thanks Bill
A masterwork... listenable at any time.

Herbie aside, Ron Carter has long been one of favorite bassists. (That guy on the drum kit ain't no slouch, neither.)

Didn't know George Coleman's work, inasmuch as Wayne Shorter replaced him in Miles's band and I used Miles recordings from that point forward as my jumping off point into exploring other artists associated with him at one time or another. That said, I learned today that Coleman has quite a track record (no pun intended) after this seminal recording with Herbie, et al. Anyone who has played with, or even knows of, Horace Silver is AOK in my book.


If you don't have this you should be a shame of yourself