The keyboard's ode to outerspace, Herbie Hancock turned a synthesizer
into a collective "What the Hell was that" when Headhunters, Hancock's
seminal album among his many important fusionistic projects, came out
in 1972, only three years after we had landed on the moon.
Perfect for a night cruising through calm skies and past
serene stars, Headhunters sounded like outer space even 30
long years ago. Hindsight has taught the jazz aficionado that the
technology has leaped by light-years since Hancock made notes dance out
of these Headhunters sessions, but not even these sounds, so perfect like
lasers, could be replicated today.