USA, 1973, jazz fusion / spiritual jazz
Herbie Hancock – Sextant: Just so we’re all on the same page here…a sextant is a navigational instrument used to measure the angular distance between the celestial bodies and the horizon, an invaluable tool of travelers on the wide ocean. So how shall we navigate this album, and what do the heavenly bodies swirling overhead signify? First you must fearlessly set sail on this deep sea of funk, taking care not to let the progressive electronic proclamations you hear frighten you. It’s all part of the journey, and it’s making sure the ship is going the right way.