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Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi Band: Funky Jazz Rock Fusion at Its Best

Perhaps Hancock's most groundbreaking music? Herbie Hancock is a legend, no real scoop in that statement, huh? The Pianist has been a part of all the ground breaking developments in Jazz for better than 50 years.

First on his own for Blue Note, then as part of the second great quintet of Miles Davis.

 While a part of that legendary group, he released some of the all time classics of jazz for that very same Blue Note label, Maiden Voyage and Empyrean Isles to name a few.

Then When Miles had his restless spirit get the better of him, Herbie participated in the landmark jazz rock albums, In a Silent way and Bitches Brew.

By the end of 1969 Herbie needed to get his own experimental band together, that band, Mwandishi Created some of the most fully realized experimental jazz rock of the last 40 years. You can learn a whole lot more via the Bob Gluck Mwandishi band book that's pictured to the left.

Three experimental albums under the Mwandishi name: Only 3 albums spread across two …