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Mwandishi is one of Herbie Hancock’s first departures from his traditional jazz sounds. The album which was recorded in a single session on New Year’s Eve is a much more spacier effort compared to his earlier works, created by Hancock’s us of electronic effects devices. His sextet is the most progressive ensemble he played with and he took the next step in the future of jazz. The music on Mwandishi is beautifully atmospheric and the long tracks leave plenty of space for improvisations by the group. A fantastic recording with sonic layers of earth, existence and expression.