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Empyrean Isles is the fourth album by American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, recorded in 1964 for Blue Note Records. The album was recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on June 17, 1964. Pianist Hancock's quartet consisted of Freddie Hubbard on cornet, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums. The four compositions were written by Hancock.

My Point of View and Inventions and Dimensions found Herbie Hancock exploring the fringes of hard bop, working with a big band and a Latin-flavored percussion section, respectively. On Empyrean Isles, he returns to hard bop, but the results are anything but conventional.

Complete your Herbie Hancock collection. Empyrean Isles ‎(LP, Album). Diese Version verkaufen. Empyrean Isles ‎(LP, Album, Mono).

Herbie Hancock covers strikingly varied terrain on his fourth album, a pinnacle of his small-group acoustic period and a tantalizing glimpse of where he was headed. We hear the core of Miles Davis’ groundbreaking quintet-Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Tony Williams-joining forces with a different trumpeter, the great Freddie Hubbard. One Finger Snap became an uptempo test piece for every jazz player, while Cantaloupe Island, with its loping funk-jazz, caught the attention of hip-hop nation decades later.

Jazz Rock Herbie Hancock. Band Name Herbie Hancock. Album Name Empyrean Isles. 版公司 Blue Note EMI Records.

Empyrean Isles Tracklist. 1. One Finger Snap Lyrics. 2. Oliloqui Valley Lyrics. Producers Alfred Lion. Writers Herbie Hancock. Cornet Freddie Hubbard. More Herbie Hancock albums.

Empyrean Isles is a soft, gentle jazz album which offers few hints of the funk-fusion departures that would litter Herbie Hancock's later career (though Cantaloupe Island does have a little funk in its step). Aside from Herbie's piano, Freddie Hubbard is the major soloist here, with excellent cornet work which Herbie is wise enough to allow to take centre stage whenever the spirit's on Hubbard.

Here comes Herbie Hancock after everything learned from Andrew Hill and Thelonious Monk for a new rehash. From 1962 through 1968 Herbie had one of the most consistently creative runs jazz has ever seen. If Herbie had stopped recording at that point he would be considered one of the legendary geniuses of American music. With that Freddie Hubbard, a mercenary of the first place where he puts his eye, he plays his cornet, the first cousin of the great Davis.

Empyrean Isles brims with the power and adventure of the best 1960s Jazz, pushing ahead into uncharted territory. Herbie Hancock, piano Freddie Hubbard, cornet Ron Carter, bass Tony Williams, drums. The concept for Gershwin’s World was presented to Hancock by Robert Sadin, who produced album. Herbie Hancock and I discussed this project for more than a year before we started recording," Sadin explains. We both felt that to celebrate Gershwin, we wanted to honor his largeness of spirit, the musical and personal generosity which was so characteristic of the man.


A1 One Finger Snap
A2 Oliloqui Valley
B1 Cantaloupe Island
B2 The Egg

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  • Record Company – United Artists Records, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


  • Bass – Ron Carter
  • Cornet – Freddie Hubbard
  • Design [Cover] – Reid Miles
  • Drums – Anthony Williams
  • Liner Notes – Nora Kelly
  • Mastered By – Van Gelder*
  • Photography By [Cover Photo] – Francis Wolff
  • Piano – Herbie Hancock
  • Producer – Alfred Lion
  • Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Written-By – Herbie Hancock


Recorded on June 17, 1964.

Blue label, black 'b'.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BLP 4175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Blue Note BLP 4175 US 1964
7243 4 98796 2 1, 498 7962 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note, Blue Note 7243 4 98796 2 1, 498 7962 Europe Unknown
TYCJ-81020 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Blue Note TYCJ-81020 Japan 2013
BSTF 84175 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles ‎(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BSTF 84175 France 1975
1421.2007-2 Herbie Hancock The Egg ‎(CD, Album) Music Reflexion 1421.2007-2 Switzerland 1994