“Mwandishi” – Toys

Herbie Hancock Sextet

Broadcast on French TV (1972)

“Mwandishi” was Herbie Hancock’s ninth album, released two years before his crossover “Headhunters” album.

You can hear the Miles Davis influence throughout the track.

Buster Williams bass is featured throughout this tune. Herbie plays the melody on the Rhodes and switches to the piano for his solo. Eddie Henderson plays an homage to Miles. Billy Hart takes a solo.

Personnel:

Herbie Hancock – Fender Rhodes, Piano
Buster Williams – Bass
Billy Hart – Drums
Bennie Maupin – Soprano Sax, Flute & Bass Clarinet
Julian Priester – Trombone
Eddie Henderson – Trumpet

Broadcast on French TV in 1971.